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  • Resolved pixel8n

    (@pixel8n)



    I’ve got a WP 3.1.1 site on InMotion with SimplePress 4.4.2 and the latest Atahualpa. It’s all built, but I haven’t attempted to draw any traffic to it.

    I’d like to set up multi-site, and I’d like to use the wordpress-multi-site-enabler-plugin-v10 tool. However, it says because I have an existing install, I should use sub-domains instead of sub-directories. I ignored that, and immediately could not login to my site. Restored fine, but now what?

    I would like to use sub-directories because I don’t have bandwidth for “technical” management of the site, and everything I read says there’s not that much differential benefit to sub-domains.

    So, I’m thinking about these choices:
    A) Rebuild my site from scratch as a multi-site, using sub-directories. This would mostly mean cutting and pasting the content for 19 pages, resetting the theme parameters, and resetting the forum parameters (Gag, I think I just talked myself out of that approach).
    B) Try to figure out why the sub-directories selection blew up (using a development site).
    C) Figure out how to make the sub-domains approach work. Maybe it’s not that hard?

    Any suggestions on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    A) Rebuild my site from scratch as a multi-site, using sub-directories. This would mostly mean cutting and pasting the content for 19 pages, resetting the theme parameters, and resetting the forum parameters (Gag, I think I just talked myself out of that approach).

    The pages and posts can be exported and imported. The themes and forums are another matter, alas.

    When you said:

    it says because I have an existing install, I should use sub-domains instead of sub-directories. I ignored that, and immediately could not login to my site.

    what exactly did you ignore? Did you install as subdomains or did you try to force subdirectories? You CAN switch to subdirs once it’s installed, mind you. It’ll just change your main site’s URL a bit.

    Thanks for your response. I tried to force subdirectories, ignoring the advice given in the plugin at the “choose subdomain or subdirectory” option. Yes, it seemed to change the main site’s URL, such that I was unable to login as admin, which is why I backed out of the whole thing. Any information on how to get around that might be part of the solution.

    Though that might have undesireable consequence because I would still want people to find the main site through http://www.thedomain.com.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Okay, go back and make if via subdomains and get it UP. 🙂 Once you’re up, read this:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network#Switching_between_subdomains_and_subfolders

    Ok, that seems to have worked. I’m now in the exciting new world of multisite (shiver! 🙂 Thanks for the help!

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