[resolved] "Create a Network..." page blank after removing Multisite; need to reinstall MS (4 posts)

  1. Joe Banks
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I followed instructions for removing multisite, since DNS issues need to be cleared up with the site's domain name, http://www.site.org vs. site.org, and client decides on whether they will use subdomain or subfolder installation.

    At this time, I am simply attempting to access the initial page:

    Issue: There is no page set-up content beyond the following:

    Warning: Please deactivate your plugins before enabling the Network feature.
    Once the network is created, you may reactivate your plugins.

    Actions Taken To Date:

    * Restored back-up .htaccess and wp-config.php files

    * Removed these tables from the db via phpMyAdmin (subbing custom table prefix)


    * deactivated all plugins

    * Reinstalled WordPress 3.5.1

    * Re-saved Permalinks

    * Re-added to wp-config.php the following:

    define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );


    Where could I go from here? What's the issue? What am I missing?

  2. Got any mu-plugins?

    You can try force-offing them by renaming plugins to old-plugins

  3. Joe Banks
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Mika.

    To answer your question: There were no mu-plugins/folder. However, I did still rename the plugins folder and refresh the page.

    And switched to the 2012 theme temporarily.

    And have added this to the theme functions.php, referencing a solution found elsewhere, since subfolder install is what the group now wants.

    add_filter( 'allow_subdirectory_install',
    create_function( '', 'return true;' )

    Perhaps I could just look under the hood for what /wp-admin/network.php is looking for/trying to do, to test further.

  4. Joe Banks
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Solution Found:

    It wasn't a mu-plugins plugin, but a "drop-in" (Drop-ins) plugin (advanced-cache.php), that was preventing reinstall/install of WPMS.

    Thank you for your time!

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