Installed the Multisite version of WordPress following instructions here :
Backed up everything with Xcloner before install.
I am not sure about the .htcaccess modification process (Step4) where it says:
3 - Add the following to your .htcaccess file in XXX, replacing other wordpress rules.
I entered the file management section of my cPanel and erased the content of .htcaccess replacing it with the strings suggested.
Did I have to just add those lines of code below the already listed 12 or so lines, or did I do right to replace them completely?
If I did wrong replacing them, are those lines I accidentally erased custom and can I copy-paste them back there from somewhere or do I have to go through a clean re-install?
If I go through a clean re-install will a new install of Xcloner on top of it bring back my old blog contents?
If I did the above .htcaccess step right, then why is it that when I try and access a newly made subdomain I get a 404 error page like this visible here:
Is it because I have to manually create each Multisite subdomain from cPanel as well?
Is it because I need permissions to be set up from hostgator?
I have a "baby" plan with unlimited subdomains, bandwidth and storage.
Do I need something else to install an MU version of WP?
The main blog with all its posts and the new dashboard interface is responsive and looks alive, just can't get subdomains to be created.