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  • Resolved drbotts


    Thank you first off for anybody who can help with this. My host (Dreamhost) openly said they do not support multisite issues and can not help. I know I’ve had better from them in the past so I’m really hoping someone with Dreamhost picks up on this. My theme author has said it is not theme related, it’s hosting related, and they can not help. I am REALLY stuck.

    Domain is

    WordPress 3.8.1, Multisite with Subdirectory.

    The error thats cropping up is identified on the new subdirectory site; – Unformatted AND 404 Error

    1. I’ve verified the .htaccess file matches what’s in WordPress.
    2. I’ve verified the appropriate location of .htaccess (public_html root)
    3. I’ve verified the wp-config file and that the location of the multisite data is in the right place and I’ve checked what’s there.
    4. I’ve reviewed entries in the mysql database and that the www. matches in wp-config, the database, etc. (The host suggested this)
    5. I’ve renamed the plug-in directory to plugin-bak to debug a plugin issue. That had no effect.
    6. I’m currently hosted with Dreamhost Shared servers.
    7. The .htaccess file is;

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [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]

    I can not figure out what in the world happened. I installed a new site and the moment I went to it, you will see what errors cropped up on both pages. I can not identify where to fix the problem. I’ve reviewed about a dozen WP threads on 404 wp-admin errors and have yet to find a fix for this one.

    Thank you thank you to anybody who can offer assistance.

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  • Still trying to figure this one out. I’ve been told it could be a permissions issue on one of the folders? Not sure if anybody has had any experience with that but nothing I’ve tried so far has worked.

    I tried all the steps here and have not been able to resolve it.

    WordPress Login Issues:WP-Admin Showing 404 Error Page

    I replied to you via DreamHost, but two things:

    1) Your .htaccess was empty this morning

    2) Your wp-config.php was missing all the additional multisite lines.

    Thanks so much, got your email. You actually jumped into it right after I made a further mess of things.

    To update this post, I had to re-build the wp-config file. Something, not sure what, was definitely not right there. Once the wp-config file was rebuilt, everything worked.

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