Of course I'm writing because I have a problem that I hope to solve. But first I'd like to point something out.
Because I have an issue, I've searched high and low to figure it out on my own, and from what I can gather, every "Mulitsite Not Working" thread has a different solution. In my opinion, I believe the Multisite documentation could be a little more descriptive and "laymen". After all, a lot of "laymen" use WordPress and sometimes we/they need a definitive set of instructions.
About 3 months ago I tried to install Multisite and gave up after a few hours of trying. 1 month ago, tried ago, and gave up. Now I'm back to try again and realize I need help.
I really like @Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) and @Andrea Rennick because they have answered every question to the best of their ability. So thank for that!
I have Godaddy Ultimate hosting (no ssl or dedicated IP). (I know, they suck, blah blah blah).
Operating System - LINUX
PHP Version - 5.4
I have 13 hosted domains and 10 of them have WordPress installed.
Once I get multisite working, each domain will be mapped.
I want to consolidate them into mulitsites (w/ sub-directories) but cannot get it to work properly.
My folder structure is as such
/home/content/##/####/html - No WP install
/home/content/##/####/html/site1 - Separate Install
/home/content/##/####/html/site2 - Separate Install
/home/content/##/####/html/site3 - Separate Install
/home/content/##/####/html/site4 - Separate Install
and so on...
I chose one (ie. site3) and enabled multisite. Once I undated the htaccess and wpconfig within folder "site3" and logged in, the multisite dashboard appears.
The problem comes when creating a new site.
I add the sub-directory (Site Address), name and email. It creates the new site, but accessing the Dashboard returns a 404 or sometimes Internal Server Error.
I previously had Better WP Security Enabled for the Network, but disabled and updated the htaccess to default from "Network Setup" area.
I can see the front end of the new site but it appears to be missing the css. And the admin bar is missing. Before disabling better WP Security, I couldn't get to the front end. So some progress.
Where should I go from here?
Thank you in advance!