I've just converted my local development install of wordpress to a network, and everything seems to work, except the parts of the admin panel relating to network management don't have the correct links (I have the core wordpress files in a "wordpress/" subdirectory.) The network related parts get links generated without the "wordpress/" component, but everything else continues to work correctly.

Is there a step I missed to get my "network" to play nice with this directory setup?

  • I am pretty sure network sites cannot be installed in a sub-directory, I would start by moving the files to root to see if it fixes the issue.
    – deflime
    Commented Aug 27, 2017 at 8:05
  • unfortunately you're correct
    – jrsa
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 20:08
  • if you mean like the wp-skeleton setup for multisite, then maybe this can help?
    – birgire
    Commented Aug 29, 2017 at 23:54

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Wordpress does not support serving a network with the core code in a subdirectory. My site works now that I moved everything back into the root directory.


Well, according to the WP Codex it should work.


As of Version 3.5, Multisite users may use all of the functionality listed below. If you are running a version of WordPress older than 3.5, please update before installing a Multisite WordPress install on a subdirectory.

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