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  • Resolved japk



    I’ve just installed multisite on my home blog and successfully activated it and added the site which shows up under ‘my sites’ and ‘sites’, however I cant access the dashboard for it, and its not rendering the theme. Here is how I’ve configured htaccess:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    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).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    its hosted on justhost…I’ve checked db permissions and the blogs.dir permissions, they are set to “all” and “755”

    Not sure what’s gone wrong. I wasn’t certain on how to create the directory blogs.dir using cpanel. I added a new folder and named it blogs.dir. The extra network tables are present in the db.

    Thanks for the help.

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  • I’m contacting my host to see if the problem is with the htaccess file changes not being made–from another thread, it sounds like it must have to do with that file…

    now all my sites are down and I can’t access cpanel….
    “error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error.”

    I have contacted my host server again for help. Any insight appreciated!

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    That’s definitely on the host end.

    well my host didn’t have much to say, only that ‘I can be sure the mod-rewrite is enabled and works properly’. My sites came back online on their own and I regained access to cpanel. I think I might try reinstalling.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Check if allow override is set to include and all (your host can tell you this).

    I’m experiencing what I think is the same problem as Jessica at one of my WPMU installs, but not at another.

    The site having the problem also has some remnants of a non-WP php program, so I’m thinking conflicts are possible there, despite my having installed WPMU in it’s own sub-directory.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Please make a new post for your issue. Not the same and it will make it HARDER to help either of you in one post.

    This back from my host:

    AllowOverride is set to ALL

    @jessica or Ipstenua : where is “AllowOverride” ?

    The solution to my similar issue as Jessica’s because the end webpage result looked the same (theme not showing; no dashboard access) : I relocated the .htaccess file to the subdirectory where WPMU was installed.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    amadeus39 – it’s in the httpd.conf (you can google AllowOverride and find that out). But since you said you have a non-WP php program, it’s a different type of debugging needed.

    japk – Ask them if they can set it to MULTIVIEWS and ALL (those are different settings)

    My section has this:

    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride All

    You’ll need both 🙂


    My host replies:

    “Hi Jessica,

    You can do this via .htaccess file,
    just add this line to top of .htaccess

    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews”

    So I did, doesn’t seem to resolve the problem though.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Honestly, this is 100% something to do with your .htaccess not being read.

    Tell them ‘I did that, and it still isn’t processing my .htaccess file.’

    Yup, you’re right. Working through it with host. Thank you for all the help, much appreciated!

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