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Subdomain and Subdirectory (10 posts)

  1. petebewhat
    Posted 14 years ago #


    I've installed WPMU configured to build blogs on subdomains at It works fine, with the exception that it will append "/wpmu" to the end of the subdomain. For instance:

    Is there any way, other than installing WPMU in the root directory, to remove the /wpmu from the blogs created?


  2. lunabyte
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Install it in the root of your site, not /wpmu.

    No way around it, and next time please use the search tool as this gets asked way too frequently.

    You can't install something in a subdirectory, like /wpmu and expect / to be able to answer for it.

  3. petebewhat
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Hi lunabyte,

    The problem is I can't install it in the root directory, as there is a Web site there already.

    I need the main installation to be, but any blogs created to be

  4. awarner20
    Posted 14 years ago #

    That cannot happen. Installation in the root is your ONLY choice for using subdomains. Otherwise, you MUST use subdirectories.

  5. DailyTestimony
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I think I heard of somone who did install mu in a sub directory but used subdomain style URLS, which would make the blog url's be

    Your best bet would to install wpmu at then you can give user either


    The other option would to buy another domain from WPMU like and gives users

  6. awarner20
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Good advice DailyTestimony:)

  7. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I agree with what DailyTestimony said.

    unless the current site in the root is also php, you may also consider integrating MU in the root. Or making the current site part of MU.

    But hands down the easiest way would be to get the domain and install MU there.

  8. lunabyte
    Posted 14 years ago #

    "The problem is I can't install it in the root directory, as there is a Web site there already."

    This is something that many people overlook far too often.

    Why not just recreate that site as your main blog? Oh yes, it's quite possible to do so. It may take some work, but I've yet to see something that can't be reproduced.

  9. liova
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Hi guys
    Can someone give me some tips, I'm trying to install mu wp on , i created a subdomain, blogs, , files are stored in root/blogs/ , and it is not working ... ((

    can someone help me with it.


  10. gah242s
    Posted 14 years ago #


    First off, this in no way to be taken as ungrateful or disrespectful to those giving away WPMU. However, I have spent hours digging through this forum, specifically for this topic.

    With all of the posts on this topic, maybe the ones overlooking this issue aren't the users? Yeah, I can set up redirects to help cut out the original sub-directory, but that means I have another piece to manage.

    If I just leave the sub-directory in there, it's more characters to type, put on promo material, etc. The professional looking URL for my sites does not allow for WPMU to be the primary install, or to have a /blogs/ or /users/ or whatever in the URL.

    The problem does not seem to be a technical issue. The problem seems to lie in a lack of programing. There is code to do this. (Here is a post to follow: It doesn't make sense to require that WPMU be the primary index.php file of the root directory for this to occur.


    P.S. I registered simply to write specifically to you. Your language is consistently degrading.

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  • Started 14 years ago by petebewhat
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