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  • Resolved Rahul


    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 before enabling the network feature. It will still be possible to visit your site using the www prefix with an address like 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.

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  • Rahul


    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?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

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

    The will redirect correctly. And the error you’re seeing is one of the reasons we recommend you drop the www.



    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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