Hello - I hope that someone can help me with this please.. it is quite a lenghthy description which hopefully has a simple solution!
I am trying to create a network/multi-site so that I can have two sites/blog's. I am creating my WP site locally on a Mac, using MAMP. Have followed instructions to enable the Network on the WP Dashboard under Tools - have tried making suggested changes to the Wp-config.php file - changes suggseted are as below:
define( 'MULTISITE', true );
define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
$base = '/';
define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'localhost:80' );
define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
Incidentally, in the file already is a line saying:
define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );
I have tried several times to add the suggested text to the WP-config.php file and to then log-in again, as instructed - but each time I do I get an error page telling me I cannot log-in. When I remove the text from the config page I can log-in again - but no sign of the Network Admin link supposed to be now on my dashboard. However when I go to modify/look at Network via Tools again there is a message saying 'An existing WP Network was detected' - so evidently I've gone some way to creating it.. just not all the way..!
Also, as instructed in the Enabling instructions under Create a Network/Tools - I've tried to modify .htaccess file - or as I later read in WordPress help page instructions, create one. As I couldn't find and .htaccess file in the HTDOCS - despite looking for system files etc. So I have created one with the relevant text in it. Though each time I search for it again I cannot view it...
I am so close to having a network up and running, or at least I thought I was! Any help would be much appreciated on this, thank you. When I search for the .htaccess file a seletion of other files comes up, but never that one, despite enabling system files in the search.
Many thanks in advance.