Multisite not listing all sites in network (22 posts)

  1. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, friends, thanks for reading. I have had Multisite installed for several months, and it generally works but is not functioning for one of my sites.

    My current website network essentially consists of this:
    - Main Site
    - Blog A (blog)
    - Blog B (news articles)
    - Blog C (press releases)
    - Blog D (miscellaneous)

    Main Site works fine. Blogs A, B and C work fine. Blog D does not work properly.

    The only page I can edit on Blog D is its homepage. I have created other pages but cannot view them (page cannot be displayed, even if I go through the CMS to the direct link). I was about to give up on Blog D and create a new site, Blog E, and put D's content there. But I created E, and it had the same problem as D.

    On a related note, when I'm logged in as Network Admin and hover over the My Sites dropdown menu, I see the following:
    - Network Admin >
    Main Site >
    Blog D >

    Blogs A, B and C do not show up as sites in this menu. However, if I go to My Sites > Network Admin >> Sites, I see all of my sites (Main Site plus all 4 blogs) listed.

    The path, info and settings for Blog D seems to be in the exact same format as the other blog sites.

  2. It sounds like you have two user accounts?

  3. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have multiple accounts so that articles and blog posts can be associated with different users. However, I set up MultiSite while logged into my main account for the main site.

    Do you have any recommendations for how to move Blogs A, B and C to the same account?

  4. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, Ipstenu! You were right. The three blogs that were not showing up in the dropdown menu did not have my main / network admin account listed as an administrator. I went into the Sites > Users section for each of these sites on my network and added the network admin account. These sites now show up in my menu.

    Any insight into why Blog D does not work like the others? It appears to be set up exactly the same now.

  5. Network admins don't have to be added to every site. They're the SuperAdmin and can always control every site. The only reason you'd need to add someone as an admin to a site is if you want the site to show up on the MySites list. Which is actually something I don't recommend. That list can get MASSIVE.

    So we're logged in as the network admin and the page cannot be displayed? What's the exact error you get on BlogD?

  6. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I cannot view any of the pages I created on Blog D. The pages exist, and I can see the code during editing, but they don't show up either by clicking the page name in the menu or by going to the edit page and clicking "View page."

    I see this for any page on Blog D that I'd like to view (except for the homepage, which I can view):

    Nothing Found
    Sorry, the post you are looking for is not available. Maybe you want to perform a search?

    Thanks again.

  7. Okay so that's on the FRONT end. You said you can't edit any pages except the front page. Did you mean you CAN edit but the pages don't show up, or something else?

    Have you tried saving your permalinks? (no changes, just visit the page and hit save)

  8. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry for being unclear --

    I can edit any page on Blog D. The problem is that I can't view any page (except for Blog D's homepage).

  9. Okay did you do this?

    Have you tried saving your permalinks? (no changes, just visit the page and hit save)

  10. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again. I just tried this, but when I click "view page," I get the same error that the page appears to be missing.

  11. Try changing to ugly (default) permalinks.

  12. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That worked; I can see the pages now.

    (When I try to change the link structure back, I'm unable to see the pages again.)

  13. ANY alternate link structure or just one specific one? Try 'em all.

    Also try using a different theme.

  14. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure what you're asking me about the link structure. Blog D's link structure matched the link structure that all the other ones were using, until you asked me to revert its structure to default permalinks.

  15. There are multiple possible link structures, right? Do ANY work? :)

  16. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The default permalink structure works, i.e. I can see the pages. But it does not work for my business from a user-friendly perspective or an SEO one.

  17. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just don't understand why I can use a non-default link structure on the rest of my sites but can't implement that same one here. Thanks again.

  18. Did you check every single one of the standard permalink options?


    Default, Day and Name, Month and Name, Numeric, or Post Name?

    Yes, I really want to know, and yes, it matters.

    And while I KNOW this theme works on other sites, did you verify the problem exists with a different theme? Like Twenty Twelve?

    This is ALL part of debugging. Yes, it's a pain in the tush to do all this, but we will NEVER be able to solve your problem without you doing this work. Sorry.

  19. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is my test of the permalink settings for my current theme:

    Default = YES, this works as expected
    Day and name = NO
    Month and name = NO
    Numeric = YES (It works, but not as expected. I see the pages fine, and the URL's are fine, but the URL's have the page slugs I wanted instead of a numeric structure like /123 .)
    Post name = NO

    I'm satisfied with the results from the Numeric selection. It doesn't follow the format it should for Numeric structure, but it follows the structure I am looking for.

    Is this cool, or do you think we need to troubleshoot the Numeric?

  20. If it was me, I'd be banging on all my themes and plugins to see what's causing that to happen, since SOMETHING is overriding WP's defaults :/ At this point, it's up to you.

  21. MarlyM
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can do that; I just didn't want to monopolize your time. I'll try to look around, but I'm not sure what I'd be looking for. I use WPML and WordPress SEO, so my plugins seem complicated. I don't use anything on Blog D that isn't on my other sites, though.

  22. Then look at the whole package. Plugins, themes, combinations there of.

    Also check any mu-plugins. And then it's on to what plugins aren't on that site. Maybe this is a problem with the install that was actually fixed by another thing!

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