Confused about directions-need help setting up mu (12 posts)

  1. rapph
    Posted 4 years ago #

    "Add the following to your .htaccess file in /home/rapph/public_html/, replacing other WordPress rules:"

    I did this but still doesn't work. Does "replacing other WordPress rules:" mean that I needed to delete something from .htaccess?

    Where in the file should this be added? Beginning? End? Middle?

    Please help.

  2. Jorge
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does anywhere in your .htaccess file say the following?

    # BEGIN WordPress
    # END WordPress

    If so, any WordPress rules would go in there including any MU rules.

  3. Does "replacing other WordPress rules:" mean that I needed to delete something from .htaccess?

    Where in the file should this be added? Beginning? End? Middle?

    Yes, it means you remove everything in the file and put in what they give you. Top or bottom is irrelevant in an empty file. ;)

  4. In a file with other .htaccess codes, remove the OLD WP stuff if it's there and put the new WP stuff at the bottom.

    WP always at the bottom ;)

  5. rapph
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ahh I see. Thank you. That note was just a bit vague for a newbie like me.

  6. rapph
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, so now I have the network showing on my dashboard, and I tried the add site for a url that I previously had working before upgrading to multi site. I got an error that said missing or invalid site address. The url is urban-hydro-gardens.com and since it worked before I don't know why it won't recognize it. In the new site address, it showed my original url followed by a slash and then the input box for the new site address. I tried urban-hydro-gardens.com and http://www.urban-hydro-gardens.com. Neither worked.

    I know I have to run domain mapping, but I would think I need to have more than one active site in the network to do this, Yes? Please help?

  7. You need to add a site in order to map it.

    You also need to put in a valid URL of the SUB site - not the full domain you plan on mapping. just put in urban-hydro-gardens.

  8. rapph
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks so much for the help. That worked!

    Now, the challenge of domain mapping! Any advice before I cross that threshold?

  9. rapph
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is where it takes meI can't seem to arrive at a workable dashboard for my new site. The dashboard link takes me to a generic page in outline form with seemingly no way to edit, delete, or add posts, or to add a header or anything. This link takes you there. It's nothing like the dashboard for my main site. How do I get to a place where I can edit, add posts, etc?

  10. You absolutely need to make sure the sub blogs work before you domain map them.

    Here's an explanation of the issue you have:

  11. rapph
    Posted 4 years ago #

    From what I can tell, I have wordpress installed in the public_html folder. Would I be correct then, in saying that it would more appropriately be installed in the basic root directory? I installed it in the public_html folder because I thought I needed to in order for the public to see my blog.

    BTW, thanks so much for your help and direction.

  12. No, that's exactly where it has to go to be publicly viewable to the internet. That *is* the web root.

    Talk to your web host. Tell them some of your htaccess rules are not working and you are 100% sure they are correct.

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