[resolved] Network enabling not working (8 posts)

  1. inge12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I inserted
    define ('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE',true);
    in the wp-config.php file (near the beginning of the file, right after defining the database name), but I still do not get a network-admin option on my Dashboard.

    What could I be missing?

  2. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    did you check in tools

  3. inge12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Duh! Thanks! :)

    Okay, so now I have a new issue showing up under Tools-Network:

    I moved the blog successfully from a sub-domain to the root, but the code under Network suggests to add this to wp-config.php:

    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
    $base = '/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'blog.domain.net' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );

    But I moved the blog to the root (/public_html). It is no longer in blog.domain.net

    Oh, yeah .. I got the idea from the codex that I can't use subdomains, but must use subdirectories. Maybe the code in the actual install knows better, and it suggests that my current blog should go into the subdomain?


  4. inge12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay, so I changed my wp-config file as suggested, and I changed my .htaccess file as suggested:

    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]

    Result is that my WordPress install is totally broken.
    (Lucky it's only on a test setup, but I do need to know how to do it on the real setup!)

  5. govpatel
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If this is test set up I suggest you start form scratch from fresh install in root and then try and set up as network.If it all depends on if you host lets you use subdomain names if not then you will need choose subdirectory

  6. inge12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply.

    A lot of work has been put into the test setup -- modification of theme, as well as actual posts that are supposed to be ported over to the real site.

    With all the glitches I've run into, I think I'll have to do another test setup, and move the theme, posts, etc. into it before moving it to an active, live site that must not have significant downtime.

  7. inge12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I changed the .htaccess file:
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'blog.domain.net' );
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'domain.net' );
    but things still weren't working.

    Then I looked at the database through PHPAdmin and found that the domain for the blog was still specified as 'blog.domain.net'

    I edited the database directly to specify the domain as 'domain.net'
    Then things started working -- i.e. the blog recognized the database.

  8. inge12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OOPS! The editing was NOT in the .htaccess file but in the wp-config.php file!
    That editing was necessary, as well as editing the database. There are probably other ways to do it, but this worked for me.

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