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  • Resolved rbersten


    The Codex says we can now use multisite in its own directory ( but the instructions are less than helpful given that the Network Admin panel has no obvious way of changing the siteurl and the General Settings panel for each site obviously doesn’t have that option.

    Are you supposed to edit it directly in the database? Or is there some really obvious place we’re not looking?

    Please help, we have a deadline to send this site live in the next two days and I’m used to this being a 10-minute process…

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  • I should add that we installed MU in its own directory to start with, so what we are now trying to do is just change the siteurl and then copy the index.php and .htaccess files across, then edit the wp-config like you normally would. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    You’re supposed to do it before you turn on Multisite. Install WP, give it the own directory treatment, THEN activate Multisite.

    Good for next client. Bit late for this one… It should SAY that on the “Give it the own directory” page because it just says “this now works in 3.5 Multisite *happydance*”

    Made it work by manually editing wp-options table in DB then following the rest of the steps. 🙂

    PS: I *love* that your title is “half-elf support rogue”. My old half-elf assassin would have loved you. </geek>

    Is this actually correct? Can anyone confirm?

    I’ve just tried for hours with no luck.

    Fresh WP install working in its own directory as outlined in the codex.

    When I convert it to multisite (subdirectory) the Network admin links from the admin bar don’t work, the subsites are missing all styles and the dashboard for subsites go into a redirect loop.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    It works for me every time I do it.

    1) Install WP in subfolder.
    2) Give it it’s own directory
    3) Activate Multisite

    Done. Works every single time. You have to give it the direction FIRST though, not after you make it a network.

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