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Can't get "Network" to appear in Tools menu (7 posts)

  1. CKatzman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm trying to install Multisite on a site that already has two subdirectories. WordPress 3.4.2 is installed on the domain name. I read the Codex articles on the subject, checked with my host to make sure I had all pre-installation requirements, deactivated plugins,then pasted the line of code that's supposed to cause the addition of "Network" to the Tools menu, exactly where the instructions said. I even tried typing it in by hand because I found that advice in the support forum. I refreshed my browser, went to my dashboard - no Network. I then ran Bitnami's multisite installer to the finish. Although the messages from the installer seemed to indicate successful completion, "Network" did not appear. I tried activating a plugin that requires multisite and it gave me an error message that multisite was not installed. I tried upgrading php from 5.2 to 5.3, also no improvement. I searched the WordPress forum, Bitnami's forum and the web, to no avail. Can anyone tell me how to get multisite off the ground?

  2. Related to this: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/bitnami-multisite-installer-why-didnt-it-install?replies=1

    What are you pasting in?

    Note: I don't think anyone here is all that familiar with Bitnami.

  3. CKatzman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am now copying the following directly from the my domain name's /wordpress/wp-config.php:

    /* Multisite */
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    As I wrote earlier, after pasting define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true); in directly from an article in the WordPress Codex, I tried typing it in, but that didn't work either.

    I understand that this is not the right forum for questions about Bitnami. I am also corresponding with the Bitnami forum, who wanted to know exactly what installer and platform I used.

    The reason I mentioned here my unsuccessful attempt to use an installer was because it raises the suspicion index that the problem might not have to do with simple following of the directions, but rather some more subtle underlying cause that prevents both the installer and the manual addition of code from having the usual and desired effect.

    Could the problem installing Multisite possibly be related to the fact that my website, (whose only WordPress installation is on the domain name) already has two sub-directories?

  4. Could the problem installing Multisite possibly be related to the fact that my website, (whose only WordPress installation is on the domain name) already has two sub-directories?

    You mean you put WP in domain.com and you have domain.com/otherthing and domain.com/anotherthing?

    No, that wouldn't cause this.

    I've seen this before, but it's usually people putting that define in weird places. This is a clean install of WP? And it's on 3.4.2?

  5. CKatzman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    [ Moderator note: fixed links. ]

    Yes, I put in WP 3.4.2 exactly like you described on my domain name, http://birthdoulajerusalem.com

    I have http://birthdoulajerusalem.com/en http://birthdoulajerusalem.com/he

    My host, Fatcow, said that a

    "clean install"

    is simply a successful installation, which they said I have. WP is working very well on my website - other than the problem installing multisite.

    I don't understand what

    "putting that define in weird places"

    means. I looked up "define" in this site, and I see that it is a parameter of some code. I'm a newbie, the closest I've gotten to dealing with code is what I mentioned in an earlier post in this string. I just copied it from the Codex instructions. My brother-in-law made the sub-directories for me.

  6. CKatzman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now I think I understand what you meant - "that define" is the very line of code I wrote to you about earlier:
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    As I said, I put it immediately above
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
    which is before any lines that begin with "require". (There are no lines beginning with "include".)
    It does not appear that the problem is placement of "that define".

    What could possibly have gone wrong?

  7. Yes, I put in WP 3.4.2 exactly like you described on my domain name, http://birthdoulajerusalem.com

    I have http://birthdoulajerusalem.com/en http://birthdoulajerusalem.com/he

    Wait ... what? You already have subsites?

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