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Missing Blogs (10 posts)

  1. Toriea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have installed WordPress and initialized the Multi-site function, using sub-domains.

    I have created 4 blogs already but have come up with a strange problem. I can gain access to two of the blogs okay, but two of them seem to have not been created properly; the browser either redirects to a 404 page or the basic landing page from my hosting provider (JustHost).

    The only thing that I can think of is that I used to have a WordPress MS install on the domain a while ago that went FUBAR'd; the missing blogs were ones I'd had before.

    Any ideas as to how this issue could be resolved?

  2. dgilmour
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It sounds like this installation has been told to use a database which was not empty, and conflicts are occurring with pre-existing site (blog) names in that database.

    If what you want is a fresh installation, start with an empty database.

    If you really want to build on that existing site, which doesn't sound like a good idea given its history, follow the upgrade procedure.

  3. Toriea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is a completely fresh install, with a brand new and empty database. I had deleted the old database when removed WordPress first time round.

  4. Did you remove the .htaccess too?

  5. Toriea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu Yes, I deleted everything; as far as I were aware!

  6. Double check that .htaccess. It's a hidden file and easy to miss.

    but two of them seem to have not been created properly; the browser either redirects to a 404 page or the basic landing page from my hosting provider (JustHost).

    Subdomains?

  7. Toriea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @Ipstenu The only .htaccess file that I could see was the one created by this new installation.

  8. Okay, good :) So are these subdomains and, if so, do you have wildcard subdomains setup on your server?

  9. daneglerum
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you're getting the JustHost page it sounds like you've pointed the subdomains at your server but not correctly mapped them and/or created a wildcard subdomain.

    In cpanel you should create a new subdomain called * and point the root directory to your wordpress install.

  10. grosshat
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ...the browser either redirects to a 404 page or the basic landing page from my hosting provider (JustHost).

    That is quite different. A 404 error means your server receives the request and does not find a route to response. A landing page from your hosting provider means there is no DNS configuration for such domain, so the request does not get your server.

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