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  • Hi,
    I am planning to install a set of 5-6 wordpress sites in one domain in different sub-directories. Instead of setting them up one by one, i want to use wordpress 3.0 facility of allowing multi-site set-up.

    I installed wordpress manually after setting up the database and installing through wp-admin/install.php. The site is set up.
    I edited wp-config.php in the root directory and added the multi-install code. It is shown below.
    * to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to ‘de’ to enable German

    * language support.


    define (‘WPLANG’, ”);

    /* Multiple site execution */
    define(’WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);
    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    /** Absolute path to the WordPress directory. */

    if ( !defined(‘ABSPATH’) )

    define(‘ABSPATH’, dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/’);

    When I look up Administration>Tools, there is no “Network” link under tools or Settings. I am happy to provide login details if needed.
    Thanks for your help.

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  • You also need to Create a Network and enable wildcard dns entries – I am not too sure if you did this as you did not say, but here are a couple of links that will help you if you need to do this. is where to create the network and is how to do the wildcard DNS entries that you need in order for it to work. If the entry says you need to use custom file, then create that file instead of editing the one that it tells you to.

    Good luck!

    Thanks haurupai.
    I went through the documentation. It is my understanding that I need to set up wildcard dns only if I choose the sub-domain option. I am planning to simplify by using sub-directories such as, etc. Is this correct?

    Secondly, I have set up the site in the site root. Is this creating issues?

    Thanks for your help.


    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You don;t need to set up wildcard subdomains if you are planning on using subfolders.

    If you can’t get the network menu to show up, you may be getting “smart quotes” when pasting in the config line.

    And looking at what you pasted…. yeah, it has the wrong quote marks.

    define(’WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);

    should be

    define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);

    Thank you, Andrea_r. It worked like magic. You are a marvel.

    You are really an angel, Andrea! You’ve helped me too!

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