[wp-edu] WordPress Multisite site names

Whisler, Dave dkwhisle at uncc.edu
Tue May 1 19:19:03 UTC 2012

Does anyone know the official limitations (max length, type of characters) for a new site's "path" when you create it via the "Add New Site" menu on WordPress 3.2.2 multisite installation.

The on-screen dialog says this "Only the characters a-z and 0-9 recommended".

However, it does not state the max# of characters.    Nor does it say if a dash between words would be acceptable (or not).

It did allow me to create one like "instrumentation-development"   however, it rejected this one:   " instrumentation-development-group" so I suspect the limit is around 30 characters.

Does anyone know if dashes in the path name will cause issues?    Does anyone know the official max length?     Shouldn't this be displayed on the "Add New Site" screen?


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