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Need help with my new multisite / network (17 posts)

  1. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have installed a multi site network. But I thought it would act a bit differently.
    I looks like I need to install wordpress on every subdomain I with to use and to add the theme, pages and images to each and every one individually.

    So what is it exactly that I can manage from the Main domain?

    Thanks
    MJ

  2. No, you DO NOT need to 'install' WP on your subdomains.

    From your main site go to wp-admin/network

    See 'add a site'? Do that :)

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

  3. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried that first but when I did it did not provide a way to create pages or posts? Just listed Users, Themes, Plugins, Settings. and not much else. So what am I missing?

  4. Did you go visit your newly created site?

    You know http://example.com/sitename/wp-admin?

  5. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, and its just an empty directory or the default web account for this hosting account if I don't create a sub domain.

    For instance, I just created subdomain johndoe4.sellyourhometodayusa.com. Then went into wordpress and created the network site successfully with the same address. But as you can see by browsing there, its just an empty directory.

    Earlier I created wordpress network site johndoe3.sellyourhometodayusa.com without creating the subdomain first, and when you browse to it it defaults to the main website on this hosting account.

    But in both instances, there is no other options when I click edit site, than Users, Themes, Plugins, Settings...

    So whats missing, or is this the way its supposed to be? Where can I find info on working with wp network beyond the install? Because the articles I see on here do not address how to set up pages etc.

    And maybe this is not the correct solution for me anyway. I am testing this to see if it could do the job.
    What I need to do is have affiliate subdomains or subdirectories like the johndoe prefix or suffix. I just need the landing page on each affiliate site to contain unique information like the name contact info and personal contact form for each affilaite "contact john" etc. and every OTHER page would be content hosted from the main site. http://www.sellyourhometodayusa.com
    So that when I need to make updates to content, I make it in one place and all the affiliate sites reflect the same change. And when I need to upgrade wordpress or a plugin, I do it on only one dashboard instead of logging in to a thousand affiliate dasboards to get updated.

    Thoughts?

  6. Yes, and its just an empty directory or the default web account for this hosting account if I don't create a sub domain.

    You're doing that wrong.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_Create_A_Network#Domain-based

    If you can't make a wildcard subdomain, you must manually create a subdomain and MAKE SURE it points to the /public_html/ folder. NOT it's own.

  7. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok so the problem may be with the section on creating a wildcard domain. Let me try that again and maybe see if support hosting support can help.

  8. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you think this type of network site is a proper solution for my need though?

  9. What I need to do is have affiliate subdomains or subdirectories like the johndoe prefix or suffix. I just need the landing page on each affiliate site to contain unique information like the name contact info and personal contact form for each affilaite "contact john" etc. and every OTHER page would be content hosted from the main site.

    Eh. I think Multisite is overkill.

    If it's JUST one page, maybe it'd be best to do this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-subdomains/

    POint the subdomain to an author page for each user.

  10. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hmmm, yeah it looks like since sellyourhometodayusa.com is an add on domain it would not work unless we got a separate hosting account for it, so I will try out your suggestion above and see how it works.
    I'll let you know ;o)

  11. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok I tried a few things and decided to stick with a custom multi site setup. I'm customizing it now but I've noticed a few things missing that make life a little more complicated like under the Appearance menu, there is no longer an Editor link.
    Any idea how to get that and anything else thats gone, back?

  12. The editor isn't available in your individual sub-sites because in multisite, only the network admin has the ability to edit themes. This is by design: all the sites in a network share the same copy of each theme, so if any one user were to make changes, it would affect all the sites as well.

    Since you're the network admin, you can make your changes in Network Admin > Themes > Editor.

    Or if you have affiliates who should be able to make CSS changes to their individual sites without touching any of the other theme files, there are plugins to allow that.

  13. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    AhHa! Network Admin > Themes > Editor Thats what I needed. Thanks a bunch :o)

  14. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By the way, if anybody is having trouble after changing the .htaccess file like I was, it turned out that some of the commands that WP provided were invalid in some situations and here is a copy of an .htaccess that finally fixed it.

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    
    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]
    
    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
    
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule  ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
  15. mjefferson96
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    One more question concerning my new multi site endeavor. I want to be able to make a clone of a subdomain site once I get it all configured with the proper css and graphics, some standard posts and pages etc.

    I have a wp clone plugin but I'm wondering if this will work since the site is a subdomain and shares a database and admin files etc.

    Does anyone have any advice or suggestions on how to clone a multi site subdomain properly?

    Thanks ;o)

  16. Plogard - Please make your OWN topic.

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