WordPress Multisite – Page URL Versus Subsite URL

Last updated: March 4, 2018 at 22:41 pm

webpage photoSomeone building a WordPress Multisite might already figure out what I’m getting at. As you may or may not know, WordPress’ Multisite Feature allows you to a create a WordPress Website with “multisite capability.”

That is, you can add as many “subsites” to the root site as you wish. Let me put it into perspective. Say your domain name is: www.yourname.com. That’s your root site.

You can create unlimited number of pages on your root site. For example:

www.yourname.com/home

www.yourname.com/contact

www.yourname.com/products

You can also create whole new subsites. For example:

www.yourname.com/yoursecondbusiness

www.yourname.com/yourtravels

www.yourname.com/wallstreettrading

So let’s say you create a page on your root domain called, for example, “honda-products.” Now you would have a URL that reads: www.yourname.com/honda-products

Cool!

But what if one day you decide to create a “subsite” with the same name. So then you would have a subsite that reads: www.yourname.com/honda-products AND a page attached to your root domain that reads the same way.

Will WordPress warn you that you already have a page URL with the same name as the subsite you’re trying to create? No! I tried it already.

What would happen then? WordPress would go ahead and create the subsite AND it would take preference over the page. That is, when someone types in: www.yourname.com/honda-products, the page would no longer load: the subsite would.

But, the page will still be there in the Dashboard section of the root site for you to edit and change to name to something else.

Have fun building WordPress Multisites!

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