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    I installed a second blog onto my page and the install was successful. I have the super admin controls where I have added the second site. However, I cannot find it to type my posts or add the blog to my main page as a the second blog.

    The other issue I am having is when I go to super admin and then sites the the siteurl is written like http://example.comsecondblog/ (there is a / missing after the .com) I try to manually edit this but then it will not change after I hit save.

    I am using dreamhost if this makes any difference.

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  • Use phpmyadmin to confirm the database > options table has the correct siteurl value.

    1st issue:
    To access you new blog and write a post you need to go to,
    Super Admin -> Sites -> Hoover over your new site name click on “Backend”

    That will get you to the new dashboard and it works like any WordPress site.

    (not sure if I understand your question completely?)

    2nd issue:
    To edit the site url you need to do this,
    From Super Admin -> Click on Sites -> hoover over the site you want to edit-> click edit -> edit the url in the first section (titled Site Info) of the edit page -> click update options for that section

    Then do this,
    Go to the second section titled “Site Options” (same edit page) change the “Siteurl” in the first box (if it is still incorrect) -> click update options for that section

    (Let me know if this helped at all, I am having some difficulty understanding your requests completely)


    I was able to edit the link (thank you) and I was able to find the dashboard (thank you again). However, when I click on the dashboard for my 2nd blog it says..

    Error 404 – Not Found

    Sorry, the page that you are looking for does not exist.

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    Any ideas on why the dashboard will not show like the other one and why it says page not found at the top? I feel like I am so close..

    What happens when you go to the website, not the dashboard? Does the site show up or do you see the same error message?

    So you have WordPress 3.0 installed, you activated Networks, you have one WordPress website installed at and a new one and…Am I understanding this right?

    I would delete that site, sense you have not added content or anything yet…

    Super Admin -> Sites -> hoover over the site title -> click delete -> confirm

    Then start over…

    Supper Admin -> Sites -> Bottom of page Add Site -> Fill in the details -> Click Add Site

    If your new one messes up again then there is a problem somewhere else…probably with your Network setup.

    Here is one other thing you could check before deleting…

    Super Admin -> Sites -> hoover over the site you want to edit-> click edit -> Find the section “Site Options” -> Scroll through and make sure all the url’s are properly displayed as they should be, so they are like the one you set in the section “Site Info”…


    I set up the second blog following these instructions

    When i did it all some of my formatting went away but here is my site

    my second blog is called recipe cards it comes up like this in the status bar (I am not sure why because I only entered recipecards)

    If i take out that arika_dreamhosters_com_1 and just leave recipecards I get to what looks like my site just with no content. Very strange. Where is the coding that adds that arika_dreamhosters_com1 stuff????

    I get lost here: arika_dreamhosters_com1 I am not sure what this is? Is your domain name

    It looks like your main WordPress is installed in a sub-director and not the root (main) directory of your site…It seems like the problem has something to do with the way you your hosting is set up?


    yeah my domain is that arika_dreamhosters_com automaticlly appeared on its own when I typed in my second blog site as recipe cards.

    My wordpress is installed under the root I think so it is root/

    Then it said to find my wpconfig file and add the Wp allow multi site (which I did and the super admin turned on so I think that is right). It aslo said to add this..

    define( ‘MULTISITE’, true );
    define( ‘SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL’, false );
    $base = ‘/’;
    define( ‘DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE’, ‘’ );
    define( ‘PATH_CURRENT_SITE’, ‘/’ );
    define( ‘SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE’, 1 );
    define( ‘BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE’, 1 );
    define(‘WP_POST_REVISIONS’, false );

    , so I did that. Then I had to add stuff to my htaccess file.. here is the whole file..

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]

    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$2 [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]

    # END WordPress

    I think something in my wpconfig file might be wrong. Is it okay to post that file here. It doesnt say happy blogging at the end and all the things I read about adding a second blog said add that to the end of a file. So, maybe my wpconfig file is all wrong.

    Chris, I GOT IT!!!!!!

    I think it was having issues because I was working with a sub-domain so I created a real domain and re-did everything and it worked in less than 5 minutes. I had spent well over 10 hours on it and it worked in 5 minutes. Anyway, thanks for your help.


    Glad to hear it! Good job!


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