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  • Resolved alanjordan


    This morning I took an existing site, that had been installed as a 2.92 site, and upgraded successfully to a 3.0 site.

    I was concerned about the wp_ prefix security issues, and did not want to create a multi-site that might have cascading vulnerabilities, so I successfully followed all procures for renaming the wp_ prefixes in the database and then I and followed the directions for turning it into a multi-user site.

    I now have the SuperAdmin menu and I tried to create a child site, “rant”.

    I was sent an acknowledgment of success, but the site was not created, nor was a subdirectory “rant.” This is the error message that I get when trying to access it:
    Firefox can't find the server at

    Here is my .htaccess file:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [L]
    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule  ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    I also tried the .htaccess file without the first two and last two lines.

    These are excepts from the wp_config file:

    /** Added these lines per instructions to convert to multi-press network installation 7/5/2010 */
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', true );
    $base = '/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', '' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );

    There are also some lines of cod that contain security keys that I have redacted:

    define( 'AUTH_SALT', ';| ;redacted' );
    define( 'SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'redacted' );
    define( 'LOGGED_IN_SALT', 'redacted);

    Suggestions will be appreciated

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    A folder to hold the second site will never be created on the server. They are virtual.

    Subdomain sites work on the basis of wildcards – you need a wildcard record both in your DNS records, as well as in Apache. If you’re hosted by someone else they have to support this.

    I checked with Hostgator and used the subdomain applet of C-Panel to insert a * into a new subdomain.

    I can now access the new blog.

    Thank you.

    I will place this question as a separate post.

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