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  • Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Just install WPMU with the \”subdirectory\” option. Or have you done that but want all the blogs within another directory (\”memberblogs\” in your example)?

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
    Participant

    @burtadsit

    andrea_r seems to be on this one djpaul. http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=12086

    Avatar of Dansalmon
    dansalmon
    Participant

    @dansalmon

    Hi, Thanks for the feedback and apologies for the double posting in both wpmu and buddypress forums. Just a bit newbie over-zealousness on my part. I’m moving the post here as it’s more a buddypress integration thing. Haven’t really figured out how to do what I’d like, so here goes a bit of further explanation hoping I can track down a solution.

    I want to run my main wpmu/buddypress website in my root using the primary blog to manage the site pages:

    * http://mydomain.com/about

    * http://mydomain.com/forum

    * etc.

    My primary blog, which I want to be a community one, will be at:

    * http://mydomain.com/blog

    * http://mydomain.com/blog/blogpage … etc

    Using the buddypress defaults all my member pages are at:

    * http://mydomain.com/members/membername/

    * http://mydomain.com/members/membername/activity … etc.

    My ideal solution would be to have the member blogs underneath their member pages:

    * http://mydomain.com/members/membername/blog/

    * http://mydomain.com/members/membername/blog/blog_entry .. etc.

    If that’s possible I’d love it as it keeps all the urls for a member grouped together. Any ideas if this is possible?

    If not, then I’d like to have the blogs grouped together in a sub-folder of my root, i.e.:

    * http://mydomain.com/memberblogs/membername1/

    * http://mydomain.com/memberblogs/membername2/

    I’ve tried installing mu/bp in a sub-directory, but that leaves me with no way to manage the root pages via mu/bp. I tried following the WordPress codex advice “Giving WordPress Its Own Directory” http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory but to no avail. It did work with my wpmu installation, but after trying to update my primary blog options I ended up with a database error and now can’t login.

    Apologies for being so verbose here, but just trying to figure out if something I’m after is possible. Thanks so much for the help thus far. Cheers, Dan

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    I understand what you want to do, but there isn’t an easy way to do this. Members can name their blogs whatever they want, plus you can create blogs for whatever reason you want. BuddyPress is the only the exoskeleton of your site. WPMU is responsible for building the URL’s for your member blogs. The closest possible solution to what you want to do that I can think of, would be to insert “memberblogs/” before the content of each new blogs “site-url” in the wp_*_options table, but to be honest I’m not sure if it works that way.

    Avatar of miketempleton
    miketempleton
    Participant

    @miketempleton

    Any updates on this situation? I am in the same situation as Dansalmon, where I would like to have all member blogs under a subdirectory of their own.

    Today we are running a standard WP.org blog at http://www.domain.com and running WPMU to power http://blogs.domain.com in order to achieve this effect, but it means people can potentially have two logins. I would much rather prefer to move to BuddyPress and take advantage of all the other features, but the addresses for user blogs is the only thing that bothers me. I would prefer that they be indicated as such in the URL string.

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