[resolved] Essential to remove www from parent site? (4 posts)

  1. Rahul
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm trying to convert an existing website to Multisite and I want to use subdomains.

    As I try to install Multisite, I get this message: We recommend you change your siteurl to MYSITE.com before enabling the network feature. It will still be possible to visit your site using the www prefix with an address like http://www.MYSITE.com but any links will not have the www prefix.

    Is it essential to do so? I searched the forum and other people had similar questions, but most of them were planning to have further installs as subdirectory and not on subdomains.

  2. Rahul
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Since it was just a recommendation, I ignored it (and perhaps committed a mistake). While the Multisite was activated and installed, I have problem accessing dashboard of new sites.

    The first site was added as a subdomain (the subdomain was created and pointed to the directory where WP Multisite is intalled).

    I can see a "Just Another Your Network Site" and TwentyTen theme at the above domain, but I can't login to the dashboard using either the superadmin credentials or admin (for the above site) credentials. There is an infinite redirection loop.

    Is it because of that "www" stuff I ignored or could be some other issue?

  3. It's not essential, but we strongly recommend you reove www.

    The http://www.domain.com will redirect correctly. And the error you're seeing is one of the reasons we recommend you drop the www.

  4. Rahul
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, it seems a code, which allowed cookies only from the main site, (added by W3TC plugin in wp-config.php) was causing the problem. Commented out that and now it's working. Though there is another strange prob for which I'd make another thread :-/

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