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Grrrr Multisite (6 posts)

  1. nickzee
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Of course I'm writing because I have a problem that I hope to solve. But first I'd like to point something out.

    Because I have an issue, I've searched high and low to figure it out on my own, and from what I can gather, every "Mulitsite Not Working" thread has a different solution. In my opinion, I believe the Multisite documentation could be a little more descriptive and "laymen". After all, a lot of "laymen" use WordPress and sometimes we/they need a definitive set of instructions.

    About 3 months ago I tried to install Multisite and gave up after a few hours of trying. 1 month ago, tried ago, and gave up. Now I'm back to try again and realize I need help.

    I really like @Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) and @Andrea Rennick because they have answered every question to the best of their ability. So thank for that!

    I have Godaddy Ultimate hosting (no ssl or dedicated IP). (I know, they suck, blah blah blah).
    Operating System - LINUX
    PHP Version - 5.4
    I have 13 hosted domains and 10 of them have WordPress installed.
    Once I get multisite working, each domain will be mapped.

    I want to consolidate them into mulitsites (w/ sub-directories) but cannot get it to work properly.

    My folder structure is as such

    /home/content/##/####/html - No WP install
    /home/content/##/####/html/site1 - Separate Install
    /home/content/##/####/html/site2 - Separate Install
    /home/content/##/####/html/site3 - Separate Install
    /home/content/##/####/html/site4 - Separate Install
    and so on...

    I chose one (ie. site3) and enabled multisite. Once I undated the htaccess and wpconfig within folder "site3" and logged in, the multisite dashboard appears.

    The problem comes when creating a new site.

    I add the sub-directory (Site Address), name and email. It creates the new site, but accessing the Dashboard returns a 404 or sometimes Internal Server Error.

    I previously had Better WP Security Enabled for the Network, but disabled and updated the htaccess to default from "Network Setup" area.

    I can see the front end of the new site but it appears to be missing the css. And the admin bar is missing. Before disabling better WP Security, I couldn't get to the front end. So some progress.

    Where should I go from here?

    Thank you in advance!

    Nick

  2. Do you happen to have any other plugins active? Is the CSS also missing with a default theme like Twenty Fourteen?

    Can you look at the page source code and see the link to the style-sheet? What is it?

    You have something like this in your wp-config.php?

    define('MULTISITE', true);
    define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false);
    define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'site3.com');
    define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');

    Did you by chance use the one-click Multisite installer in your hosting panel? There were some threads last week with problems related to that.

  3. I can see the front end of the new site but it appears to be missing the css. And the admin bar is missing. Before disabling better WP Security, I couldn't get to the front end. So some progress.

    If the above advice didn't help, make sure that AllowOverride is set to "all" or "options all" in your httpd.conf

  4. nickzee
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Sorry for the delay guys, and thank you for the help.

    No, the css is not missing with the default 2014 theme. But the admin bar is and accessing the dashboard is "500 Internal Server Error".

    No, I did not use the one-click multisite installer from Godaddy. I don't even know if they have one.

    I have the following plugins active (Network Enabled.)

    Contact Form 7
    Smart Cleanup Tools
    WooCommerce
    WordPress Importer

    And these are installed but, not active:
    Better WP Security
    Ultimate Coming Soon Page
    Wordfence Security

    My wp-config looks this:

    /* Multisite */
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

    define('MULTISITE', true);
    define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false);
    define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'site3.com');
    define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');
    define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
    define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);

    Thank you!

  5. nickzee
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I'm think that because I'm on Godaddy shared hosting, and DO NOT have wordpress installed in the "/html/" folder (root), that might be the issue.

    So is possible to have "/html/site3/" as a mulitsite?

    When I set up the account I used a "fake" domain as the primary so that I could have each site in it's own folder.

  6. So is possible to have "/html/site3/" as a mulitsite?

    Maybe.

    If /html/site3/ is adomain.com in the browser, then yes :)

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