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[Resolved] cant add new sites :(

  • I think I have lost my mind!

    I am using wp 3.1.3 and Domain Mapping plugin – and have been for, since 3.0 was in beta and it works great!

    well till this week…

    this is not a public network… just my own personal blogs. I have about 30 installed and a few days ago registered two new domain names.

    I followed my usual steps to add to my network.. and um trouble in paradise!

    when I click update network it runs fine – till it hits the new URL then I get this error

    Error message: A valid URL was not provided.

    I follow the same steps each time – so not sure why I am getting errors now 🙁

    1- I register domain name and point to my host (Phatservers)
    newsite.com

    2- I log onto admin on host and create an alias pointing to main domain
    point newsite.com –> mainsite.com

    3- Under Network admin I click add a new site enter site address as: newsite – so it becomes newsite.mainsite.com

    4-then I click sites- and find the newest one and click edit… and change the domain name to: newsite.com and tick Update siteurl and home as well. and save changes

    5-then under tools – go to domains and enter a site ID and under domain type newsite.com and tick primary

    did i suddenly forget myself and miss a step?

    result now is network update errors
    under network admin when I click on sites – and click on edit site
    Update siteurl and home as well. does not stay checked?
    when I type newsite.com into a browser it redirects to mainsite.com
    and in site admin under my sites the name shows blank

    I use A-Records not cname

    nothing else has really changed – a few recent minor updates that did not seem to make an issues

    please help!

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  • Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    4-then I click sites- and find the newest one and click edit… and change the domain name to: newsite.com and tick Update siteurl and home as well. and save changes

    That’s your problem. Don’t edit the site; just map the domain to it in the domain mapping screen.

    tried skipping step four – still same results

    its so odd… when i go into network admin and click sites

    the dashboard and the visit site- goes to Mainsite.com not newsite.com

    i dont understand about alias – just know to set them – could it be something there…

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    If you have everything else done correctly, step 4 causes this problem: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wordpress-mu-domain-mapping-network-activate-causes-redirect-loop?replies=3

    Either you haven’t edited your wp-config correctly or you have a server config issue. Either of those can cause the domain to redirect to the main one.

    well messed around a bit, deleted all my test stuff…

    carefully started again… now have Error establishing a database connection error?

    Either you haven’t edited your wp-config correctly or you have a server config issue. Either of those can cause the domain to redirect to the main one.

    but I havent touched the wp-config

    what type of server config issue?

    the other 30 sites are running normally, I uploaded a new theme, no issues – am emailing the host… they say no changes 🙁

    Plugin Author Ron Rennick

    @wpmuguru

    If you follow the installation instructions you will edit your wp-config.php.

    Fix that before you worry about the server config.

    Ron – thanks for your patience here, this is not a new install – this is a currrently running multi site with 30 blogs on it – some TLD and some sub-domains

    last time i added two domains and used domain mapping around mar 25 and have not edited wp-config at anytime since.

    I did go back and check wp-config and it has not been edited since 3/10 – so I know no changes in wp-config since I last added sites?

    I also checked wp-config and see the edits from the install there 🙁

    any other ideas? your help greatly appreciated

    now i also noticed in blogs.dir folder – it did not create folder with the # of the two new blogs i added…

    so somehow its not creating the blogs?

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    the blogs.dir folder is only for media uploads. The blogs themselves are *virtual*. They do not exist on the server – mush the same way posts don’t. 😉

    hmmm still loosing my mind…

    still getting a database errors,

    have checked wp-config looks to be correct including all the details noted in installation guide, and not edited since before the last time I added blogs to my installation.

    created the blogs in the same way as in past- tried it without my step 4 above…

    it appears almost something is not set to allow the blogs to write and be saved?

    what else could it be?

    am at a loss 🙁

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Turn off all the plugins. Add a new site.
    Does it work then?

    this topic can be closed… there was a conflict between a few plugins and domain mapping plugin. the only way to solve it was to remove the plugins completely – since they were not entirely essential. this conflict was somehow not letting new blogs be created, even if the plugins where off.

    my host (Phatservers) helped me to solve, – they rock 🙂

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