I'm deploying a multi-site network, using subfolders. I've found on the main site the permalinks for news posts can only be placed like so:
I understand that this prefix is needed to lessen the risk of conflict between the main site and sub-sites. Unfortunately this is a serious website, where the word 'blog' isn't really appropriate. Something like
/pressreleases would be much more appropriate, and still avoid conflicts.
I tried various of the 'tricks' people mention, such as editing the permalink structure from the network admin settings. I also tried using rewrite rules (both Apache and the Redirection plugin) without much luck. WordPress needs to believe the posts are at the location in the address bar, so rewriting results in a 404. I could redirect them back to
/blog, but that still has the same problem.
How can I change the permalinks?