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  • Hey Everyone,

    So I am teacher, and I am setting up a WP Multisite in order to teach the students about WordPress and Webdesign. I did a clean install, watched the Elementor Multisite video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR_zJjl-7cc&t=292s
    and started setting up a multisite. I chose subdomains and edited the wpconfig and htacess files.

    Heres the problem, I can make sites, however after I do I can see the site in the list of sites. But I cannot see the sites under MySites so I cannot actually get to the site to use and edit it.

    Then if I click on the site name to view it I get an error code:

    The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://nikijacob2025.wordpresscampus.co/
    
    Read Error
    
    The system returned: (104) Connection reset by peer
    
    An error condition occurred while reading data from the network. Please retry your request.

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    What should I do?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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    after I do I can see the site in the list of sites.

    I’m supposing you’re referring to the list of sites at MY SITES => NETWORK ADMIN => SITES (or SITES => ALL SITES… if you’re already in the Network Admin section)

    But I cannot see the sites under MySites so I cannot actually get to the site to use and edit it

    If you mean the MY SITES drop-down, you’ll only see the site there if it’s indeed your site.

    When you were creating the site, there was a field named “Admin Email”. The email address you entered here becomes the “Site Admin” or “Owner” of the site.

    So if you did not enter the same email address (or username) that you were logged in with…. but entered a different email address, then your primary SuperAdmin account wouldn’t be the “Owner” of the new site you created, and that would explain why you don’t see the site under “MY SITES”.

    But since you’re a SuperAdmin (ie admin of the entire multisite network), you should be able to jump to the dashboard of any of the sites you created even if you’re not the “Owner” or site admin.

    Just go to the list of all sites and hover over any site: you should see a menu appear with a “Dashboard” link (see screenshot below).

    Then if I click on the site name to view it I get an error code:

    Sorry I missed this bit.

    Right now when I visit any sub-domain URL (eg http://nikijacob2025.wordpresscampus.co/), I see an empty page showing Index of / — instead of going to the WordPress site. (screenshot below):

    That tells me there’s something wrong with your setup. Perhaps you missed a step in the tutorial you followed, or maybe the tutorial is incomplete.

    The problem is in either your domain’s wildcard DNS setup, or your web server’s vhost setup.

    Note that these Multisite subdomains are VIRTUAL — they simply have to forward to your primary domain, and WordPress will take care of the rest. You should NOT create these subdomains on the server with their own folders. Please see https://wordpress.org/support/article/before-you-create-a-network/#domain-based

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