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Problems with Network/multisite install 3.0.1 (6 posts)

  1. AndyTPPFNS
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi All, hope someone here can help!
    I've tried three times and my heads a fog now!

    I'm trying to set up a network of blogs using WP3.0.1 network and the Super Admin facility.
    I need each of the individual blogs to show their own specific URL in the address bar. So far I've tried following a couple of different guides found on this forum but still to no avail.
    I've tried subdomain and subfolder installs, wildcard DNS settings, but still it doesnt work as expected. In a fit of pique the other day I deleated all the database so can now start completely from fresh.

    The two main problems were:
    1. Plugins not working on the networked sites, only on the main site.

    2. The control panels for individual sites (from the super admin menu==>sites) bringing up a 404 error, not a WP admin page. When I look at the adress bar it was jumbling up the url eg:

    http://http://2.mainsite.com when it should have read:

    http://secondsite.mainsite.com/wp-admin

    or just http://secondsite.org/wp-admin

    3. Theme changes being carried through but not widget settings or placements.

    4. Typing in the mapped url brought up the right site, but the address bar showed http://secondsiteor/mainsite.com not http://secondsite.org as expected and then all I got for the content was a dewidgeted version of the mainsite with a login panel, not the Hello World I got on the mainsite.

    I must be missing a step somwhere, or am I trying to do something that can't be done? mixing sunrise.php scripts or is the .htaccess file not being re-written by the host?

    TBH I'm lost now.

    Any ideas if there is a really upto date guide or definitive install guide to setting up a network of blogs with domain mapping?
    The last time I tried searching I kept getting info on how to set up Multiuser with WP2.0+ as a plugin.

    FYI I'm hosting with i-page and have tried both directory and root installs of WP3.0.1.

    Thanks in advance, it's time to have my hand held now I think!

    Andy ;-)

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 4 years ago #

    1. Plugins either have to activated on each individual site, activated network wide, or placed in a mu-plugins "must use" directory you create in wp-content.

    2. Make sure you have the wildcard DNS set up and have edited your httpd.conf file to have SERVERALIAS *example.com

    3. Widgets are specific to each install, they won't carry over

    4. To have site2.example.com be it's own domain, you need the domain mapping plugin.

  3. AndyTPPFNS
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks miklb, a lot of the DNS functions on my i-page host are either automated or have to use a form with promts, so I'll see next time if the httpd.conf is visible to me and if it is working. Support with i-page is excellent so I'm sure I can find out.

    As for the plugins, how do you get them to install into the mu-plugins folder? I just ftp'd the install folders from plugins folder where wp installed them initially to the mu-plugins folder, but couldn't see any of them working. Is that the correct way?

    Widgets - thanks, that explains that then - thank you!

    Domain mapping. I was using the domain mapping plugin but if the httpd.conf file was incorrect would explain why it didn't seem to work as expected?

    Thanks for your prompt response!
    I'm sure all you gurus out there must have better things to do that babysit!
    Thanks again

    Andy

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 4 years ago #

    You won't "see" anything if you put plugins in the mu-plugins folder. I failed to mention that you can't put the whole plugin directory in that one and them work. If it's a single file plugin, then only put that file in the mu-plugins. If it's a multi file plugin, you need to put the main file in the root of mu-plugins. You may be better off simply activating the plugins in your plugins directory network wide.

    Yes, if your DNS and apache aren't configured correctly, then your domain mapping won't work.

    I'm not familiar with i-page, so not sure what to suggest as far as configuration.

  5. I just ftp'd the install folders from plugins folder where wp installed them initially to the mu-plugins folder, but couldn't see any of them working. Is that the correct way?

    The mu-plugins folder does not work the same way as the plugins folder. Only use it if the plugin specifically states it needs to go there. As well, you put files in there, not folders. :) It won;t read anything in a folder unless there's a file directly under mu-plugins that includes it.

    Domain mapping. I was using the domain mapping plugin but if the httpd.conf file was incorrect would explain why it didn't seem to work as expected?

    Baby steps. :) Get the sites working first, *then* domain-map them.

  6. AndyTPPFNS
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Guys, I really appreciate you taking the time to help!

    I've got some free time tomorrow, so I'll have another crack at getting this to work. Think I need a good nights sleep before I try this one more time...

    I'll let you know how I get on.

    Thanks again,

    Andy zzz¦-)

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