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  • Resolved philroc1



    Here’s my current WordPress directory configuration:



    once I have enabled multisite mode in wp-config.php and .htaccess, do I need to create a new sub-directory in ‘wp’ (eg, ‘blog1’, ‘blog2’, etc.) for each new site and copy all php files contained in the standard wordpress directory (ie, ‘wp’), to each sub-directory?

    Last but not least, how do you import WXR files for each site?

    Many thanks.


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  • No you do not. You might need to create a blogs.dir if you are not using the latest version 3.5 (3.5.1).

    Thanks for replying.

    I have followed the instructions in Create_A_Network. However, what is not clear in that article is how to add new sites.

    I have created a new site in the Dashboard called site1. However, when I visit it, I get the following message:

    The requested URL /wp/site1/ was not found on this server.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Go to /wp-admin/network/

    There’s an add new site right there.

    The requested URL /wp/site1/ was not found on this server.

    That means you probably didn’t setup your .htaccess

    HI Itsenu,

    just created a new site as suggested. The new site called “test1” appears in the list of sites. However, the administrator (myself) hasn’t received any e-mail and the “wp” directory does not contain a “test1” sub-directory, contrary to what the Edit Site Window indicates (“path: /wp/test1”). There’s no point in modifying “wp”‘s .htaccess file as there’s no “test1” sub-directory.

    One more thing, in my Apache logs, there’s the following message:

    [Tue Feb 26 10:07:18 2013] [error] [client] File does not exist: /webapp/intranet/wp/test1, referer:

    I finally figured out what was wrong: the .htaccess file in wp was not taken into account by Apache because the AllowOverride for the directory that included wp, in httpd.conf, was equal to None instead of All.


    i have same problem, can you tell me how to allowoverride apache ?

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