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[resolved] no superadmin menu on WP3 multisite install on dreamhost (32 posts)

  1. rohit11
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm trying to create a fresh wp3 install on dreamhost with multisite.

    # Default wp3 installtion is working fine
    # adding define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true ); in wp-config.php is enabling the network menu.
    # added further lines in wp-config.php & .htaccess as shown by network wizard
    # created blogs.dir
    # logged out & logged in

    At this point normally the "superadmin" menu should appear which is not happening.

    Note - I'm trying to do a subdirectory multisite install where the parent installation is on the root of domain & not in any other subdirectory. I have also removed www from the wordpress URL & site URL as asked by dashboard.

  2. Does your username contain an uppercase letter?

  3. rohit11
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    nope, its admin only

  4. And who is your webhost?

    Other notes:

    - the lines you paste in the config file do not go at the bottom or the top. stuff them somewhere in the middle.
    - the htaccess rules *replace* anything you previously had, you don;t add them.

  5. rohit11
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    DAMN!
    wp-config.php - lines were at end, moving them in middle of the file did the trick

    Webhost = dreamhost
    .htaccess = freshly brewed, there wasn't any

    Thanks Andrea_r

  6. wp-config.php - lines were at end,

    At the end, past the "Don't edit beyond this point" comment. :)

  7. djchuang
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    According to this article, http://planetwp.net/2010/06/19/wordpress-3-0-multi-site-on-dreamhost/ :

    "Multi-Site is not supported on our shared servers. You will need a PS to enable the feature. You will also need wildcard DNS which also requires a PS."

  8. rohit11
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've successfully installed subdirectory WP3 Multisite on dreamhost
    I suppose the problem is with subdomain install.

  9. nosilver4u
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It is definitely true that they don't allow wildcard DNS without a PS, but if you can correctly configure your DNS for each subdomain you want to setup on wordpress, I would think it would still work.

    That said, as soon as I completed the steps for a subdomain install, the network page changed to have instructions for a sub-directory install, and I can't get it to complete using sub-domains.

  10. nosilver4u
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hah, I'm a dork. I saw the first line for wp-config.php:
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );

    And I thought it was a repetition of what I had already added to the file:
    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);

    After staring at it for about 15 minutes, I realized that it wasn't the same. Wow, I'm quick...

    Seems to work, now to see if I can add a subdomain.

  11. Anna
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    According to this article, http://planetwp.net/2010/06/19/wordpress-3-0-multi-site-on-dreamhost/ :

    "Multi-Site is not supported on our shared servers. You will need a PS to enable the feature. You will also need wildcard DNS which also requires a PS."

    It's actually possible to use MS on a shared account on DreamHost. You just have to use the alternative process of manually creating the subdomain and making it point to your WP folder (as opposed to using the wildcard and letting WordPress do it automatically).

    However, you have to be responsible for doing that. The reason why DH requires PS is because of the memory usage (which is what they told me anyway) and apparently that stems from having 100's of blogs. Having a few, maybe ~10 would be okay. Maybe.

    Just be aware :) Hold no one responsible but yourself.

  12. mscappa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have dreamhost and have been having quite a few issues getting my multisite up. As a side note, I recently had it working fine on godaddy.

    I finally got it working after doing a complete reinstall bagging the DH one-click install and installing a fresh one from WP.

    But now, although my new site urls are finally properly formed, the pages just load a blank page. Is this due to DH not supporting multisite on shared?

  13. Blank page = php errors.

    Did you put in the new TwentyTen theme? New blogs use this by default. If it's not there, white screen.

  14. mscappa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @andrea it looks like having the P2 be my child theme for my sites is my issue.

    Can you help me understand what I need to do in order to get P2 to be the only theme avail for my child sites on multisite?

  15. Go to Super Admin -> Themes. Disable all the other theme. enable p2.

    Now, make it the default. Add this line to wp-config.php:

    define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'p2');

    Presto.

  16. mscappa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Voila! That worked, thank you!

    However, all of the wp-signup pages lost all of their formatting? Is there an easy way to tell them to adopt the p2 css as well?

    Lastly, if I alter and make changes to this theme with the style.css, will all of my new sites adopt these changes I made or will they be given just a stock install of p2?

  17. The wp-signup.php needs some work. :D It is structured for the Kubric theme, so you can hack that file or make it into a page template.

    If you change the p2 theme files directly, then yes all sites using that theme will get the change.

  18. mscappa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    BOO!! Is there anywhere I can get a styled copy? I'm really just looking for layout issues with the Reg forms.

    Thanks again for all of your help and direction Andrea, you've been a lifesaver!

  19. mscappa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Andrea, sign up customization really helped!!

    You mentioned a couple of posts ago, that my mods to the p2 css would keep on the new sites users create(and I thought they had). However, it looks like all of the admin features of the p2 theme reset to default after each new site is created.

    Is there a way to just have it use my admin functions? i.e. header image, etc.

  20. mscappa
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    is it this?

    function p2_flush_rewrites() {
    	if( false == get_option('p2_rewrites_flushed') ) {
    		update_option('p2_rewrites_flushed', true);
    		global $wp_rewrite;
    		$wp_rewrite->flush_rules();
    	}
  21. However, it looks like all of the admin features of the p2 theme reset to default after each new site is created.

    Ahhhh, you're using the theme options pages... yes, those are specific to each blog.

    If you want the theme to have the changes across all blogs, dig into the theme files themselves. :)

  22. elanbailey
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @nosilver4u, Thanks for sharing your snafu with the rest of us.
    You saved me hours of grief. I made the same mistake

    elan

  23. hsehdar
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Pasting in the middle works! Thank you all for replying.

  24. imperfectclark
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I also had to move the wp-config.php paste upward a bit.

    However, the install directions simply say to place it above the line that says "(something something) stop editing!", which I did - I placed it directly above this line. But it seems it needs to precede something else (the WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE directive?)

  25. That may be a better place for it, imperfectclark. It works for MOST people pretty much anywhere above the stop editing line. SOME people, depending on configs and plugins, need to have it higher. It's weird.

  26. imperfectclark
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, OK. I'm just happy to have it working.

  27. SamuG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,
    that's my first post in here, so I'll say hello everyone and I hope yopu'll be patient to my English :)

    So I have the same problem - no Super Admin menu as well.

    I googled a lot, but I can see that mostly people are missing one line in config file or trying to paste text a bit above, or in the middle of that conf..

    Well, in my case it's not working. I'm still missing Super Admin :(

    Even more.. After I've started network I can't change themes any more.. I've turned them ON to whole net, and they are not available for single sites..

    After I've installed WP there was no .htaccess file - I've created one. Maybe the rights are not correct?

  28. Well, in my case it's not working. I'm still missing Super Admin :(

    Even more.. After I've started network I can't change themes any more.. I've turned them ON to whole net, and they are not available for single sites..

    If you;re on 3.1, the IS NO SUPER ADMIN MENU any more.

    Its Network Admin, which I'm inferring you can get into because you said you turned them on.

    Enable is the button under Network Admin.

  29. SamuG
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OMG you're right! That's my first time I'm installing WP and all tutorials I've seen touched older versions..

    You amazing :)

    Thank you :)

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