I am setting up a network of sites and see that at least for the main site that the
/blog is hardcoded into the Category base name
I’ve seen some workarounds posted ie: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/daily-tip-quick-trick-to-remove-category-from-wordpress-url/
but these either don’t appear to work for multisite or some solutions require that one append a
/%category%/%postname%.html (Which I can’t use) I have to use
/%category%/%postname% as my permalinks setting for the main site
So my questions are:
1) Is there a workaround that will work on the main site of a multiuser install to remove the hardcoded
/blog from the urls that won’t break subcategories?
2) I guess as a workaround I can setup a placeholder domain as the main domain, but aren’t there certain features within multisite (maybe something with bbpress) or others that will only work on the main domain?
I recall I’ve read some posts over the past week or so that mentioned there are some functions/features that can only be used on the main domain thus, wondering how others handle a problem where you don’t want the /blog in the main domain’s url structure.