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User blog address (2 posts)

  1. baiganchoka
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hello there,

    I just installed WPMU on my site The installation location is - when users create a blog their blog address becomes Is there any way to get that address to simply be ""?


  2. Klark0
    Posted 15 years ago #

    you gotta install MU in your site's root if you want that.
    Follow the readme and also this:
    and be careful with the existing site. :)

    Also, if MU is designed to be run from the main publicly available directory. AKA your root directory, public html, htdocs directory, etc. If you have a website there, you CAN integrate that to run as your main site in MU. You need to get a little creative with templates, but that shouldn't be a big deal.

    If you want to use subdomains, it especially need to be in the root. Installing it in a subdirectory, and expecting it to be in the root by the looks of the url isn't feasible. Also, your links will look like either "username.domain.tld/subdir/", or "domain.tld/subdir/username/" as a base. If you use a subdomain as the install point of MU, it would look like "username.sub.domain.tld" or "sub.domain.tld/username/", and even worse with "username.sub.domain.tld/subdir/" or "sub.domain.tld/subdir/username/" if you installed it in a subdirectory as well.

    To put it short, domains are cheap. Get another domain if you have to, and make sure you don't add that domain as an "add-on" domain. It needs to have it's own virtual host in apache. Then again, if you've come this far add-on domains shouldn't be an option since you most likely won't be on shared hosting, right?

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  • Started 15 years ago by baiganchoka
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