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Installing wordpress multi-site on new version of wordpress

@jtittle i know u posted a comment on my earlier post, but dont for some reason i cant see that comment. i also tried to copy the link from your profile but no luck.

anyways, now i have wordpress multi-site on subdomain. completely working so far. and i uploaded an image for test on my new site, and found that blogs.dir is now sites inside wp-content/uploads

now my question is, from wordpress codex, these seems pretty important if you are concern about performance.

map $http_host $blogid {
        default               0;
        www.mysite.com           1;
        subdomain.mysite.com     2;
}

        location ~ ^/files/(.*)$ {
                try_files /wp-content/upload/sites/$blogid/$uri /wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1;
                access_log off; log_not_found off;
        }

        location ^~ /sites {
                internal;
                alias /var/www/novoapp/html/wp-content/sites;
                access_log off; log_not_found off;
        }

        location ~* /(?:uploads|files)/.*\.php$ {
                deny all;
        }

as you can see, i changed blogs.dir folder name and location accurately but my question is, does all these still required? or im just wasting time on some deprecated stuffs here.

by the way, i also removed following lines from server block as im not on sub-directory anymore. i hope that ok.

       if ( !-e $request_filename ) {
               rewrite /wp-admin$ $scheme://$host$uri/ permanent;
               rewrite ^(/[^/]+)?(/wp-.*) $2 last;
               rewrite ^(/[^/]+)?(/.*\.php) $2 last;
       }

and thanks a lot my friend for all the help. you are really amazing.


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@newbie

It’s slightly odd as I can’t see my response either :-).

The main part of the reply is that on newer installations, blogs.dir does not exist and WordPress now uses /wp-content/uploads.

This happened as of v3.5, so any installation turned network on 4.x won’t use or have blogs.dir, so any rewrites targeting that directory won’t work either. From the looks of it, that page needs updating so that the new setup matches their guide.

In terms of performance, I’ve never noticed a performance hit without mapping.

When testing the site I setup to confirm the previous rewrites, load times were 0.7-1.0s from a location in Canada to the Droplet in New York. That seems pretty much in-line with what I expect to see on a default setup.

With a theme that doesn’t have such a huge header for a background, and was actually utilizing caching where possible, those load times should match or be lower depending on what else is running (i.e. plugins).

Honestly, if it’s working without the added bulk, keep it clean and don’t worry about them. Your time would be far better spent optimizing elsewhere (i.e. the stack) as opposed to worrying about the map or mapping aspect.