I run a small nonprofit and have been trying unsuccessfully to install Multisite on my website, http://www.clarendon.org. I have gotten close several times... I can see the network, I can add sites, I can log into the sites, sometimes. I am now in a situation where I have sort of a login loop, where I can't seem to get to the Super Admin page on my most recent install. Frankly I'm getting tired of doing it wrong.
The current multisite intstallation was working earlier today--my wife saw it when she got home on her computer and it looked right, but it is broken again, because I cannot drive it. I can log into my regular site, but when I want to see the network admin, it asks for a login, and whatever I put in doesn't work. I keep getting the login window. I have seen this login loop of fail before, in some of my earlier tests, but I don't know why it happens or what I am doing wrong.
I have actually installed and uninstalled this darn multisite thing probably a dozen times, either on my regular site or my test sites. I use the WordPress for Dummies book. I am on Bluehost, which has c-panel, so I am able to delete the files and try to start over. But it never works entirely properly.
I appreciate the work people do in the Codex, but when it says you should delete the http://www.part of Clarendon.org, it never says where you go to delete it. etc. etc. I'm close, but I'm doing something wrong. When I had it working earlier today, you could go on a second computer and see the darn secondary site I created--but the static front page could't be found.
A final thing...some of the documentation suggests that there is supposed to be some kind of recognition for the Multisite Super Administrator on the top-right of the dashboard, and I have never seen that in any of the installations I've tried.
I need to make this work ASAP because our program is pretty broad--I need a separate theme for our Farmers Market, our Flea Market, the various events we do, etc.
But I simply cannot figure out how to turn this feature on and make it run right. I will share whatever information anybody wants who can help me make this darn thing work.