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  • Hi. Weird (at least weird for me) problem here.
    I may have messed this up, but this is what is happening.

    When I include the code
    /* Multisite */
    define( ‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true );

    to allow Multisite on my WP install, I am no longer able to log in with my password. When I remove the code from my wp-config.php I can log in just fine.

    I said I may have messed this up because I had WP previously installed, and I really did not want to use the subdomain format, but the directories format. So basically I deleted my whole WP install, deleted the MySQL DB and started from scratch.

    This was probably not the most elegant way of doing this (and possibly not the right way). I just could not find the proper information anywhere last night.

    Can someone point me in the right direction to resolve this issue?
    Thank you.

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  • What happens when you log in? You said you ‘can’t’ but what does that mean? Does login redirect? Do you get an error?

    Thank you for the question. I should have covered that.
    When I initially add activate the Multisite option (by adding the line of code into the wp-config.php) and refresh my page, it works fine and I can see the Network Set option under Tools.

    I then go to Step 3 (in the Codex –, which is Installing a Network.

    I am asked to add a few more lines of code to wp-config.php. This is how it ends up looking like (just the added lines, the rest of the file was not altered):

    /* Multisite */
    define( ‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true );
    define(‘MULTISITE’, true);
    define(‘SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL’, false);
    define(‘DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE’, ‘’);
    define(‘PATH_CURRENT_SITE’, ‘/’);
    define(‘SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE’, 1);
    define(‘BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE’, 1);

    /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    I am then asked to modify the .htaccess file, which ends up looking like this:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?wp-admin$ $1wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ – [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    Once the .htaccess is modified, my WP install requires me to log in again. I type my username and the password. When I hit the Log In button, the page refreshes and the password box is empty, but there is no error message at all.

    Any ideas what I did wrong?
    Thank you!

    Read through all the possibilities here:

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