Multisite problem...what's with Godaddy? How to backtrack? (6 posts)

  1. ranger
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I desperately need to get Multisite working this weekend to install new "sub"blogs...
    I went through the network install instructions to do subdomains, and all was fine until I started having trouble editing my .htaccess document via FTP. After some reading, I found a page on GoDaddy's site (my host) that says "NOTE: You cannot use Subdomains with our hosting."

    1) Is there actually a way to trick it to use subdomains, and if so, how?
    2) If not, how do I backtrack to use sub-directories instead? Whenever I go to the WP network page, it just says "Notice: The Network feature is already enabled." and won't give me the chance!

    Please help.

  2. 1) no. they make you pay extra.

    2) edit the config file. See the line that says "subdomain 'true' " ? Change it to FALSE.

    3. go back to the network confi area and get the new htaccess rules.

    boom, you;re in subfolder mode.

    but, I know godaddy and those subsites are gonna look like there's no stylesheet applied.

  3. ranger
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When I see the 'new htaccess rules' in the WP network panel, what do i DO with them? it seems GoDaddy won't let me download/edit my htaccess file with http://FTP...

  4. When I see the 'new htaccess rules' in the WP network panel, what do i DO with them?

    You have to put them in the htaccess file that is on the server.

    If you can;t download it, edit & upload, or edit it on the server... well, I dunno what to tell ya.

  5. ranger
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, I made the 'false' edit to my config file, and figured out i can edit my htacccess file, albeit only through godaddy's interface.
    I replaced the htaccess rules with the stuff the wp-network panel suggested (see below), and as a 'super admin,' tried to create a new subfolder-subsite....but i get a 'page does not exist' error when trying to view either the new site or its dashboard.


    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).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
  6. It can take an hour for their htaccess changes to catch up, but ... If you can ONLY edit it via their interface, then you may not be able to run multisite at all. What hosting plan are you on?

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