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  • I’ve used WP MU for several years for one of my sites, but this is the first time I’ve run across this suite of problems. I’ve set up a new installation of WordPress an enabled the network. Set up the main site yesterday with no problems. The multisite network is configured to store additional sites in directories–we plan to point domains at the directories.

    The main site:

    The second site on the network (with problems):

    The second site isn’t showing any style sheet and the dashboard for the second site generates an error page that says: “The page isn’t redirecting properly. Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.”

    It smells like a directory path problem. I’ve installed the proper network code in the wp-config.php and .htaccess files for the parent site.

    Any ideas?

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  • What’s the full .htaccess content? cause… 99% of the time it’s wrong when this happens 🙂

    Yep, it’s usually something obvious. Here you go:

    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).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule  ^[_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    This is the bottom of the wp-config.php file.

     * For developers: WordPress debugging mode.
     * Change this to true to enable the display of notices during development.
     * It is strongly recommended that plugin and theme developers use WP_DEBUG
     * in their development environments.
    define('WP_DEBUG', false);
    /* Multisite */
    define('MULTISITE', true);
    define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false);
    $base = '/';
    define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', '');
    define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');
    define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
    define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */
    /** Absolute path to the WordPress directory. */
    if ( !defined('ABSPATH') )
    	define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__) . '/');
    /** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */
    require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

    That’s the full .htaccess? Nothing else extra?

    At that point, the next place to look is your AllowOverride settings in httpd.conf.

    That file is empty. What should go there?

    Where are you looking? It can’t be empty or nothing will show. That’s a server wide file.


    I know, I was surprised to find it empty.

    Is this something I should talk to the hosting company tech support about?

    Yeah, ask them if ‘AllowOverride’ includes ‘All’ 🙂



    Did you find a solution?
    I have the exact same problem.



    Or does anybody else have a solution?

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