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Chapter 2: Setting Up and Configuring Ne... > Exploring the Difference between Sub...

Exploring the Difference between Subdirectories and Subdomains

Before you start setting up the network, the Create a Network page lets you choose the URL format of sites you are adding beneath the Addresses of Sites in your Network heading. By default, these sites are in subdomain format (subdomain.yourdomain.com) or subdirectory (yourdomain.com/subdirectory) format.

Figure 2-2 shows both choices displayed via radio buttons.

Figure 2-2: Choosing subdomains or subdirectories.

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In some cases, depending to your setup, your choice here may be limited. WordPress does some autodetection with information about your installation and may prevent you from choosing an option that won't work with your setup.

Table 2-1 explains some of the situations you may encounter.


  

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