Setup sub-directories Multisite
How to setup a sub-directory WordPress Multisite network
How to setup a WordPress Multisite network
In this how-to we’ll describe a sub-directories Multisite setup. Assuming you’ve already created and setup a WordPress site using a wordpress-runtime image as a base, proceed with the following steps:
1. Enable Nginx rewrite rules for multisite
STACK_MULTISITE_RULES=subfolder to your
2. Locate the application.php file in your site’s source project
You should find it in the
config directory, at the following path:
3. Allow a Multisite setup to be activated
application.php file, right before a line saying
Config::apply();, add the following:
4. Build and redeploy the site with the change you’ve just made
5. Activate the Multisite setup
Log in to your site’s WordPress admin panel, and navigate to
Network Setup. The url should be something like:
There you can choose between a sub-domain Multisite setup or a sub-directories one. Choose sub-domain Multisite setup, but make sure it is what you want, as it is a hassle to change later.
There are a few other things you can configure such as the
Network Title and
Network Admin Email.
After you are done with those, press the
You’ll then be presented with instructions on how to finish the setup, but we’re going to use a different, albeit similar configuration, so you may ignore them.
6. Add the final configuration
application.php file you edited earlier, also add the following snippet, right after the
WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE line which you’ve added earlier:
Config::define('MULTISITE', true); Config::define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false); Config::define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', env('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE') ?: explode(',', env('STACK_ROUTES'))); Config::define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', env('PATH_CURRENT_SITE') ?: '/'); Config::define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', env('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE') ?: 1); Config::define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', env('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE') ?: 1);
7. Build and redeploy the site again, with the lines you’ve just added
8. Log out and in again to the site’s WordPress admin panel
9. Navigate to the Network Admin -> Sites section
A new button with the text
My Sites should have appeared in the header bar of the admin panel. Hover on it, to activate the dropdown menu. Hover on to the
Network Admin entry from the dropdown menu, and select
Sites from the additional sub-menu.
If you can’t find it, the URL should be something similar to
From here you will be able to manage your (multi) Sites.