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  • Jay Eaton
    Member

    @jay-eaton

    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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  • You need to change your localhost port to 80

    You cannot use any other port number.

    Jay Eaton
    Member

    @jay-eaton

    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?

    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.

    Jay Eaton
    Member

    @jay-eaton

    Thank you Andrea…….

    Jay Eaton
    Member

    @jay-eaton

    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

    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.

    Jay Eaton
    Member

    @jay-eaton

    I am having trouble making a fake site

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