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[resolved] Failure "you will need to empty or remove the network database tabl (5 posts)

  1. still giving
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had a failure attempting to use this plugin on a 3.1 install that has left me with the problems others report ...

    No Network admin page appears. Re-installing WP MS manually then brings up the following error message.

    "you will need to empty or remove the network database tables."

    Can you tell me which network tables exactly it installs and needs to be removed?

    There is nothing in blogs.dir. wp-config.php and htaccess are as they should be.

    The funny thing is, I have done this manually many times and had no problems. I was just exploring the plug to see if I can recommend it to others.

    I use a custom prefix on my tables, not wp_.
    I cannot see any new tables that have been created.

    What should I be looking for to remove in phpmyadmin?


  2. still giving
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Doing homework myself, it appears the tables might be as below but I have not tried to do so until I hear back from the plugin author.

    My suggestion is that the plugin SHOULD recognise, be able to adopt and upgrade already existing tables, or remove its install.

    Remove the extra tables from the database. (The “wp_” will be replaced with whichever prefix you made during installation”)


    Remove the two extra fields added to the users table.


  3. still giving
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Following the instructions to remove WP-MS, here:


    It does not work. The Network page STILL shows a message saying there is a previous install.

    So how does one remove WP-MS entirely?


  4. Jason Grim
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here are the instructions on removing WordPress Multi Site: http://jgwebdevelopment.com/2011/03/22/how-to-uninstall-wordpress-multi-site/

  5. bhupendra2010
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Make sure to add the provided code above the following line in file wp-config.php

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

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