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  • I’m trying to set up a local installation with multisites enabled. Here’s what i did:

    1) Downloaded wordpress from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip
    2) Created a new database
    3) Unzipped the WP into a new directory
    4) Created the wp-config file with proper DB settings
    5) Finished WP installation
    6) Logged into wp-admin (just for checking pourposes)
    7) Added define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); in the end of wp-config
    8) Re-logged on wp-admin
    9) Created a network using the “Network setup” menu option

    Pasted this in the end of mu wp-config:

    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
    $base = '/foradogit/wordpress/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'localhost' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/foradogit/wordpress/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );

    right below define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);
    10) Replaced my htaccess content with these

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /foradogit/wordpress/
    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]

    11) Logged out wp-admin
    12) Logged into wp-admin
    13) Gone to “Network setup” menu option

    It gives me this error: Warning: An existing WordPress network was detected. Where did I go wrong?

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

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    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    13) Gone to “Network setup” menu option

    You don’t do that 🙂

    You go to Network AMDIN. It’s yourdomain.com/wp-admin/network

    Isn’t there supposed to be link to this page somewhere? (It is not in the dropdown where it’s supposed to be)

    Anyway, when I reach this url by tipping it, i get this error

    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    I’m logged as an admin user and have full access to every other wp-admin page.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Yes, there is (it’s a dropdown on your ‘Howdy, jess!’ menu item).

    But. That is the second time I’ve seen that with a new install.

    Check your database and see if the new tables were created.

    wp_blogs, wp_blog_versions, wp_site and wp_sitemeta are the new tables, right? they’re all there.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Go into wp_usermeta and see what the wp_siteoptions are set to for your user ID?

    I currently only have the admin user, and here are it’s settings.

    After taking the screenshot I created another user with administrator privileges but this one hasn’t worked either.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I’m going to have to look up what the super admin settnigs are again…

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