New Multisite, Subdirectory 404 Error (9 posts)

  1. jcaruso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just installed the new wordpress 3.0

    Went through all steps to get the multi-site enabled using subdirectories.

    You can see it here:

    I can create subdirectory blog/sites. But, whenever I visit or try to log into any of the subdirectory blogs i've created, I get a 404 page. I have looked and looked and I don't know why.

    An example of a subdirectory that's not working:

    My server is correctly configured and everything seems to be working fine. But...I get this error. Ive re-installed twice, following it as precicely as possible. I'm super frustrated and sad that I can't figure out why this is not working. Please help!

    James C.

  2. Did you update the .htaccess file?

  3. jcaruso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hey ipstenu!

    Yeah - I modified the .htaccess file as described in the documentation, and added the code that was listed in the Networking section of the Tools menu.

  4. Generally this is caused by the .htaccess either not being updated or not being read (see http://wordpress.org/support/topic/cannot-create-a-new-blog-under-multisite-permissions-on-wp-contentblogdir?replies=9 for more on that).

    Are you sure it's in the right place?

  5. jcaruso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's living in public_html/cgi-bin
    That's the default location for it on the server. Should I move it to the root directory?

    How can I get WP to read my .htaccess file?

    - jc

  6. Yeah, move it to public_html :)

    Or rather COPY it. I'm not sure why you have one in cgi_bin, and it may be needed for your host. But for WP? Needs to be one folder up.

  7. Person
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Based on that, you should be able to find your blogs installed under the cgi-bin folder as so:

    Though there's probably a discrepency here with your htaccess file. So yeah, you'll want to follow ipstenu's advice.

  8. jcaruso
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yay! I moved the .htacess file and worked like a charm. Weird that my server would generate it in seemingly the wrong place. Anyways, thanks for the help!

  9. It's probably running PHP via CGI, which ... causes weirdness :) I don't like it, but some people prefer it.

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