[resolved] [closed] Multisite (sub-directories): Sub-Sites get created but don't work (46 posts)

  1. Dan & Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    (You know how you're Dan & Jennnifer? We're Ron & Andrea. ;) )

    Nice. LOL there are certainly few downsides to working with your spouse, but as long as you actually like your partner, it's a really good thing. :-)

    Woot, awesome. I remember (I think) that Ron and I did a couple installs with this issue and even have one of our own where we confirmed it's doing the same thing and needs the same fix.

    We're on different shifts so I'll confab with him in a few hours.

    Awesome, thanks Andrea!

  2. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The export/import should keep your slugs intact. I'm not sure that it will fix the charset issue though.

    What we've done in the past is write a plugin that filters the offending characters.

  3. In English, that means you may have some wonky characters show up in odd places in the previous posts. :)

  4. speedtriple
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just wanted to thank all of you for your efforts in this forum. You just saved me a lot of time with my site since I essentially had the same problem. Thanks for catching it Andrea and referring me to this post. : )

  5. Dan & Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @speedtriple that's really great to hear. :-)

  6. Dan & Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Guys - very happy to say we finally resolved the charset / encoding issue for our WordPress installs. We've documented the step by step process for anyone else having this charset issue:

    Seeing Weird Characters On Your Blog? Here’s How To Fix Your WordPress Character Encoding (Latin1 to UTF8)

    Hope that helps!

    And thanks everyone for your help in troubleshooting the Multisite issue!

    Now as soon as Arne's Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator plugin comes out with Multisite support (hopefully any day now), we'll officially be on Mulsitie for all our websites. :-)

    Have an awesome day!

  7. Wow. Its been so long since I wrangled mine to UTF, I forgot it was a thing ...

  8. Dan & Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @ipstenu LOL yeah, I'll be saying that too in about a year. ;-)

    Frankly getting it "wrangled" (which is quite the understatement for the past few weeks) wasn't too much of a priority, but it came to a head with the Multisite upgrade issue.

    Have an awesome day!

  9. Now as soon as Arne's Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator plugin comes out with Multisite support (hopefully any day now), we'll officially be on Mulsitie for all our websites. :-)

    It already did. :) Check the plugins repo.

  10. Dan & Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Andrea hmmm, I'm confused then... Referring to this plugin:
    Google XML Sitemaps - on the page it says it's not "yet" multisite ready.

    And I've been following this WordPress support thread for the plugin by the author (Arne) as he's alpha testing the new version which does have it.

    Now i know there's Multisite port of his previous release which someone has released (this one i think) but not confident to try that one, it's not by the same author.

    by the "alpha testing" support thread though I'd expect the final release of the XML Sitemaps plugin with Multisite support within a week or two at most.

    Am I missing something?


  11. that must be the one I'm thinking of.

    there's also this one:

  12. Dan & Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oh, I remember why we didn't go with this one "sitemap feed" - saw this note on the plugin page: "The feed contains the front page and all posts and pages but excludes category, tag and other dynamic archive pages."

    some of our tag and category pages are some of our highest ranked site pages...

    LOL been using Arne's plugin for 3 years, it's worked great, and the update's almost here... I'm patient. sort of. ;-)


  13. I have to admit... I don't use sitemaps, and my pageranking has never suffered. I get why people use them, but either I'm just lucky or lazy. :)

  14. I rarely use them myself. Only if I know for sure the big G is skipping pages.

    Really, any multisite network is just goggled up by google.

  15. Josh Carr
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey everybody, I've read through this whole thread and feel as though I'm onto something similar but don't know exactly what.

    I've verified that the database wp_2_whatever is being written, but I don't see any content when I try to go to the website.

    I don't think this is the same issue that Dan was having because he couldn't see the new database tables... right?

    I can, and I can get into the dashboard for the new site I just created... but going to thecarrfamily.org/joshandlaura/ displays nothing. The main site is working great and all of the MS admin options appear to work correctly, but it won't display anything when trying to view the new sites.


    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    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]
    # END WordPress

    Also the code I added to wp-config.php

    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
    $base = '/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'thecarrfamily.org' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );

    I also added the define auth salt stuff that wordpress suggested I use... but assume that it's not a good idea to post here since it said it was for security purposes.

    Does this sound like I'm missing something in my configuration, code? I'm not sure where to go at this point.


  16. piano08man - At 3 months out, please make a new thread. As you said, it's not exactly the same issue :)

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