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[Resolved] Links from main site to multisite sub-directories returning 301 errors ;

  • I have a few sub-directory multisites going and haven’t come across this one before:

    A testing sub-directory multisite is behaving a little strangely.

    Problem: creating links on the main site to a sub-directory site – either in a menu or in the content – load very slowly.

    Using a browser developer console, and browsing such a link in the main site to the child site “Prof-smith” I see the following:

    1) Path: prof-smith, Method: GET, Status: 301, Initiator: Other, Time: 3s
    ..followed by ….
    2) Path: /prof-smith/ Method: GET, Status: 200, Initiator: http://www.etc , Time: 1s
    and the page loads normally

    I have tried disabling all plugins, and switching the theme on the main site to 2011 with no luck 🙁

    The htaccess file:

    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).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    Re – saving the permalink structure didn’t seem to help either

    *update* If I create the link with a trailing slash – and use a fully qualified address then the page loads normally.
    What am I doing wrong?!

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