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  • swashgirl


    Please help. My blog is broken and I think I know why, but I don’t know how to fix it.

    My current blog is arranged like this:
    Wordpress address –>
    Site address –>

    I want to start a second blog so I activated multisite in 3.0 with the plan to migrate myfirstblog to be one of the multisites. I didn’t migrate it right away because it looks like I’ll have to choose a new theme before I can successfully upgrade myfirstblog to 3.0.

    When I created the multisite, I was not given the choice of whether I wanted my sites as subdirectories or subdomains. My only choice was subdomains, so I created a new site as a subdomain:

    Now myfirstblog is broken. The homepage shows but none of the links to pages or individual posts work. They all lead to 404 errors. Is this because I set up the multisite for subdomains? If so, can I change it to create subdirectories rather than subdomains? How do I do that and will that allow myfirstblog to work until I’m ready to migrate it?

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    the themes have nothing to do with creating a network. No idea why you “need” to change it.

    And if your WordPres address is different from your site address, then you cannot run multisite. It’s stated on the codex page.

    Andrea ,he probably needs it because he has NO and will not get the wildcard from his hosting company , I have the same problem , Bluehost doesnt allow me to create subdomains too, so I will need to change it to subdirectories , can you tell me how can i do that ? I have read recently that it is not possible after subdomain installation , but I have found the post where somebody very easily did that with wordpress MU , but I run latest 3.1 , it is different , can somebody help me what do I need to change in wp_config and htacesss file to change it too ? , till now I have only one subdomain blog , so it will be easy to change it.I was running that blog with only one domain for several years so i dont want to make brand new installation .

    this is the post I have found :

    Everything is OK now thanks to this post :
    It seems to work well also after previous subdomain installation.

    Please visit this:

    A complete instruction on how to create a WordPress network in Bluehost.

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