Hi, I’m a complete newbie as far as multisite goes, and don’t have much experience with WordPress, though my main site is coming along okay. I’m trying to set up a subfolder as a test site for a PR client and have had no luck at all. My site is: majormedialearning.com. The subfolder is at majormedialearning.com/Valentinos.
My own site is installed in the root directory, and not in a subdirectory. I created a /Valentinos/ subdirectory, also in the root directory, for the Valentinos site. I installed a separate copy of WP in the Valentinos folder. I also installed a separate MySQL database for the Valentinos site and entered the database name, password and hosting path info in the wp-config.php file in the Valentinos folder.
I used the (main site) WP dashboard and followed the directions for installing a network, putting the “home” directory with its multiple subfolders in the root directory, and making the specified changes in copies of the main site’s wp-config.php and .htaccess files in the newly created /home/content/56/7040756/html subfolder. I specified the main site’s database in that wp-config file, which may have been one of any number of possible mistakes on my part.
To summarize, I now have 3 wp-config.php files altogether. One, in the root directory where the original copy of WP is installed,specifies that multisite is allowed but does not include the additional info in the /home/content/…etc copy mentioned directly above. Both of these refer to the main site’s MySQL database. The third wp-config.php is in the /Valentinos folder and specifies the database info for the Valentinos database.
When I log into WP for the main site (majormedialearning.com) the dashboard does not show the /Valentinos subfolder/site. When I click on “Create a Network” it indicates that “An existing WordPress network was detected.” I’ve tried logging directly into http://www.majormedialearning.com/Valentinos/wp-admin, which results in the following error message:
“Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/56/7040756/html/Valentinos/wp-config.php:1) in /home/content/56/7040756/html/Valentinos/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 866”
I hope this is coherent, because I now feel completely lost. I’ve tried everything in the WP support files and read a LOT of forum posts to no avail. Please help!
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