Support » Networking WordPress » file uploading doesn't work on multisite; in addition, new sites are not added

  • Have a new site, in construction.

    I created a network fully following the instructions. Created a new site successfully.

    I need files to be accessible in the media library to use the “featured image” feature. I can upload them and they exist in the relevant directory (together with all the wp-created thumbnnails), however they appear broken in the media library and are not accessible.

    I searched the forums and found a few threads dealing with this problem, but they’re all either fixed by means that did not help me, or were not addressed at all. Naturally I might have missed something there.

    Another problem, probably related – I tried to create a new site to see if there media uploads would work, but though the site creation process was smooth, when I try to go to the site dashboard it just opens the main site.

    I entered the url manually (, and received the message:

    “One or more database tables are unavailable. The database may need to be repaired.”

    I entered the repair database page and ran repair, but it failed to repair all the problems that were found:

    wp_5_posts: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_posts’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_comments: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_comments’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_links: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_links’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_options: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_options’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_postmeta: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_postmeta’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_terms: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_terms’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_term_taxonomy: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_term_taxonomy’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_term_relationships: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_term_relationships’ doesn’t exist
    wp_5_commentmeta: Table ‘wordpress.wp_5_commentmeta’ doesn’t exist

    Thank you for the help

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  • Likely it’s your httpd.conf not having allowoverride set to All.

    As for the other DB issue, check on the DB and see if wp_5_x exists.

    Thank you for your help.

    httpd.conf is indeed set to None. However, I can’t change it. I get the error message:

    General failure (server should provide error description).
    Error code: 4
    Error message from server: Failure
    Request code: 3

    In the database wp_5_x don’t exist.

    wp_5_etc not existing means the site was never actually set up and you need to get your DB permissions reviewed.

    And ask your host about httpd.conf becuase Multisite ain’t gonna work without it.

    Thanks, I’ll check it all.

    It is strange since for my first site created under multisite is working (except for the media issue) and DB has wp_2_x.

    Check if your DB is out of space while youre in there.

    My site is hosted on
    I’ve been told that httpd.conf can’t be edited and should be set correctly already.

    My permissions are set to:
    DATA: all except for FILE
    STRUCTURE: all

    How can I see if the DB is out of space? I accessed Status in phpmyadmin but don’t see anything of that kind.

    If you don’t know how to check, ask your host.

    And also tell them ‘I can’t create new tables on this database.’

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