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  • Rick


    Hi all,

    I know that many threads have been opened about this issue…there is even a fresh one few lines below. But I didn’t want to add my problem to somebody else’s and create confusion.

    Before I start:

    • I’ve carefully read the pages suggested in “welcome to the multisite forum” post.
    • I’ve carefully followed the instructions found there and in some other blogs.
    • I use wordpress 3.5
    • I have a subfolders network: (;

    I created two sites in subfolders, one for each language that will be on my website: /it/ and /en/. You can visit the two websites even if there is no theme, just text.

    When I try to access to the dashboards I get the 500 internal server error. I used to get a “too many redirects”, but this got fixed following the suggestion in this thread:

    These are the lines I’ve added to my wp-config.php:

    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);
    define('WP_DEFAULT_THEME', 'theSource');

    The website url is

    Any idea of what the problem might be? Can it be related to my hosting provider?

    thanks a lot!

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler is unstyled.

    What’s in your .htaccess?



    Hi Ipstenu thanks for your answer.
    Yes, both /en/ and /it/ are unstyled.

    this is the .htaccess:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    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).*) home/mhd-01/$2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ home/mhd-01/$2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress
    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Okay, the likely issue is that your server’s httpd.conf file doesn’t have ‘all’ set in AllowOverride.

    If you can’t edit that, ask your host.



    Thank you very much!
    I’ll get in touch with my host and will come back to either close the topic or post more questions 🙂

    have a nice day!



    Hi, I’m back.
    My hosting provider informed me that the AllowOverride is set to “all”, but still I get that looping error when i try to access to the dashboard:

    Is there something wrong in my .htaccess or wp-config?

    thanks a lot for your patience.

    I don’t know if this will help – but I had the same issue (including similar contact with my host) and I got it working by changing my .htaccess file:

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Your issue was different, Andy, you didn’t replace the .htaccess initially, you appended to it 🙂

    figurehead, can you ask your host exactly what AllowOverride is set to? It may need to be ‘Options All’

    Also doesn’t work at all which is odd. Your server should support both that and the www version.



    Yeah I know this www issue is the host’s fault. This is all a test and I’m gonna change provider as soon as i go officially live with the website.

    However, if you say that this problem of mine might be due to the host i might as well change it right now. My other option is tu purchase a plugin but i’d rather go for the multisite as it does exactly what i need.

    I’ll try again contacting them even though i’m not too hopeful…

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