I ran into an interesting issue at work today. We’re setting up a company blog using WordPress and we’re using the multisite functionality to manage how different sections of the blog work. This may not be the most efficient way to do it, but in the corporate world, you want to make sure that the right people have the right access to the right sections so everyone can work in their own happy little space.
Everything was working fine until we started setting up permalinks according to the instructions provided by our SEO expert. The issue we ran into was that WordPress automatically adds a /blog slug in front of the permalinks. My understanding is that this slug is to avoid conflicts between permalinked categories on the main site and sub-sites that may have the same name. That makes sense. At the same time, though, there should be a clearly explained way to change this in the network admin section of the site.