Giving WordPress MU Its Own Directory - Pros and Cons of each type of installation

I'm interested in learning the pros and cons of giving WordPress MU its own directory.

The Codex says,

Many people want WordPress to power their site's root (e.g. http://example.com) but they don't want all of the WordPress files cluttering up their root directory. WordPress allows you to install it into a subdirectory, but have your blog exist in the site root.

Other than "clutter control" - what are the pros and cons of placing WPMU files in their own directory?

  • Jack Kitterhing

    Hi there @divva,

    Hope you're well today and thanks for your question! :slight_smile:

    With Multisite it's normally preferable to have it installed the root, as with multisite if you have sub directories, your urls would end up being.

    Domain.com/sub/sub-site if you had it installed in a sub folder.

    If you have sub domains, you'd have sub.domain.com/sub which more than anything wouldn't be optimal for any users that were signing up to multisite.

    There are any other disadvantages/advantages, though a cleaner URL is always preferable, such as domain.com, rather than a sub directory of a sub directory for example.

    But either way you install it, all plugins and themes should work correctly, I'm not aware of any conflicts with either install type. :slight_smile:

    Thank you!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

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