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  • Resolved Sarah974


    I just turned on/enabled the multisite feature on my wordpress install. It all was coming along fine and the Multisite dashboard appeared correctly until I created a test site.

    when I first created * it automatically “stored” it here: home/public_html/wildcard
    (with that configuration, the new site was taking me to a bluehost generic page and accessing the dashboard only gave me an internal error page)
    I changed the path to: home/public_html since that is the root for my main domain.

    Now when visiting the homepage it takes me to a blank page:

    I can access the dashboard but there is a red error message:
    ERROR: The themes directory is either empty or doesn’t exist. Please check your installation.

    Also I noticed my blogs.dir folder inside the wp-content folder remains empty even after creating the test site. Is that normal?

    Can someone please tell me what I need to do for my new site to appear correctly. Thank you very much. Sarah

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  • Sarah974


    Well, writing here helped clear my mind apparently.
    I think I fixed the issue:
    Under appearance I noticed it said the TwentyEleven theme was activated but I didn’t have that theme in my theme folder on my server.
    I activated a different theme I had in my theme folder and I now can see the homepage and was even able to add a new post.
    So I should be good to go.

    the blogs.dir is still empty. Will it always stay empty? Is it only for all uploaded media?

    Thank you.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Yeah, don’t delete the default theme πŸ˜‰

    You can change the default.

    Basically, something like this on your config file:
    define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'classic');

    where ‘classic’ is replaced with the folder name of your theme.

    blogs.dir stays empty till you upload media πŸ™‚

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