I am managing a very large network installation. I currently have 300+ subsites, which has presented me with an interesting challenge. I have scoured the internet and have failed to find resources on the following issue.
I recently deleted several subsites within the last 12 hours. Once deleted, I attempted to create a new subsite with the old name; however, the wp-signup page gives me the following error: "Sorry, that site is reserved!" (In my installation, we using the individual's account name in our active directory to name the site, i.e. jesmith. ) Based on this description, I have a few questions.
1) Once I have deleted the site in the Network Admin dashboard, how long does it take to reclaim the site name? Note: I have delete the related database tables, and I am still unable to create a new site with the previously used site name. Also, the recently delete sites do not show in the wp_blogs or wp_blog_versions tables.
2) Is there any way to accelerate this deletion and recovery process? Plugin? Script? Etc.?
Any assistance with this issue will be greatly appreciated!