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  • I get an error message when I try to set up a network and I dont know how to fix it
    Error: You cannot install a network of sites with your server address.
    You can not use port numbers such as :49624

    How can I change this. I have this ste up on a local host on a windows7 server.

    I am new at this and I need some one to help this newbie

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    You need to change your localhost port to 80

    You cannot use any other port number.

    thank you for the quick reply BUT in the directions “create a network” it says wordpress uses a port number other than ‘:80′,’:443′.
    Anyway where do I go to change the port to 80? what file do I look for to change?

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You cannot create a network in the following cases:

    * “WordPress address (URL)” is different from “Site address (URL)”.
    * “WordPress address (URL)” uses a port number other than ‘:80’, ‘:443’.

    Please read the full sentence.

    in plain english, this means you *must* use port 80 (windows) or port 443 (Macs).

    Rather than messing with your port number, note the first message you got which was

    You cannot install a network of sites with your server address.

    Make a fake domain name in your hosts file. Use that for the install.

    Thank you Andrea…….

    I still need to know how to change the port to 80
    Sorry guys I am green at this but I will make it up

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Even if you change the port number, you cannot use it in the address for multisite.

    Do what I said – make a fake domain in the hosts file. So it’s localhost.something, or cake.pie, or my.machine. Or mysite.loc.

    I am having trouble making a fake site

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

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