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Multisite problem…what's with Godaddy? How to backtrack?

  • 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.”

    Questions:
    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.

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  • Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    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.

    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...

    Andrea Rennick

    @andrea_r

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    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.

    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.

    help?

    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]

    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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