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Network Sites: Recently Deleted Sites (6 posts)

  1. Andy Miller
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Colleagues,

    I am managing a very large network installation. I currently have 300+ subsites, which has presented me with an interesting challenge. I have scoured the internet and have failed to find resources on the following issue.

    I recently deleted several subsites within the last 12 hours. Once deleted, I attempted to create a new subsite with the old name; however, the wp-signup page gives me the following error: "Sorry, that site is reserved!" (In my installation, we using the individual's account name in our active directory to name the site, i.e. jesmith. ) Based on this description, I have a few questions.

    1) Once I have deleted the site in the Network Admin dashboard, how long does it take to reclaim the site name? Note: I have delete the related database tables, and I am still unable to create a new site with the previously used site name. Also, the recently delete sites do not show in the wp_blogs or wp_blog_versions tables.

    2) Is there any way to accelerate this deletion and recovery process? Plugin? Script? Etc.?

    Any assistance with this issue will be greatly appreciated!

    Sincerely,

    Andy

  2. Are you making a new user or a new site?

    Becuase the user signup tables is something else and could be problematic

  3. Andy Miller
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am creating a new site. The user is remaining in the system.

    I simply deleted a site linked to the user, and I now want to reassign a new site with the same name. However, the sign-up form continued to tell me "Sorry! The site is reserved." I apologize if my description is a little cryptic.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Andy

  4. however, the wp-signup page gives me the following error: "Sorry, that site is reserved!" (

    That's what's weird.

    Why are you going there? You're the admin, go to yourdomain.com//wp-admin/network/site-new.php

  5. Andy Miller
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using the wp-signup page in conjunction with the Site Creation Wizard. Instead of forcing a user registration, the plugin forces a new site creation, which then copies the contents of a template into a live site. I am using this tool for a student portfolio system. Instead of relying on students to edit the theme themselves, I have designed a centralized portfolio template.

    To answer your question, I am accessing this page to test the issue on behalf of my users. The challenge I ran into was creating a new site with a previously used and deleted site name. I hope this clears us your question.

    Andy

  6. I'm tempted to say this is the fault of a plugin, since on a quick test, I can't replicate the issue.

    I will point out this: If you're trying to create a new USER with a name that was used, then yeah, you may have issues.

    Go look at the wp_signup table. You should be able to wipe that out without issue (back it up first, just in case :D ) and see if that helps?

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