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    How does a user sign up for a blog in 3.0b2? I just signed up (as a user) for my new blog, but don’t see anywhere I can create a blog. Does this feature need to be allowed in the admin somewhere?

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  • Moderator James Huff


    Where did you “sign up for a blog” at?

    What I actually did was login as admin and create myself as a user and login as that at

    So do I have to setup the Role of each blogger as an Editor before they can start their blog?

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    No. New users who get a blog are admins of their own blog. is the link, and if soemone clicks on the “register” link in the Meta widget or on the login page, the system will redirect them there.

    I’m back at square 1. Signing up only give me Subscriber status. So I still don’t see how a new member gets their own blog. I see nothing which even intimates that a new signup gets their own blog.

    Under Super Admin -> Options, there’s a section for “Allow new registrations”. In that section, verify you ticked “Both sites and user accounts can be registered.” OR “Logged in users may register new sites.”

    That will allow you to make new sites/blogs.

    Is Super Admin different to the first Admin account? I don’t see any Options, only Dashboard, Posts, Media, Links, Pages, Comments, Appearance, Plugins, Users, Tools, Settings. I get the feeling we are not on the same wavelength?

    OK. For some reason, there was no wp-config.php file in my wp root directory, only So I’ve no idea how I managed to get my blog working in the first place. But it is working. So I added the wp-config.php file, and enabled Tools > Network, including the suggested modifications required for blogs.dir, and editing wp-config.php and .htaccess. Now when I select Tools > Network, it warns me I have a network already enabled. So I guess it’s been setup correctly, but I’ve no idea how this does anything to help with enabling users to create their own blogs on my website. As far as I can tell, I don’t see any way for a new user to create a blog.

    When I goto it says “Multisite support isn’t enabled” When I go to Tools>Network> it says “a WordPress network was detected”. I have “define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);” in my wp-config.php file. So what else do I have to do in order to get Multisite support working?

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You had to follow these steps:

    If it detected an existing network, it means the tables are in the db already.

    If you don’t see the Super Admin menu, maybe you’re not logged in as admin? Again, if you are a user on the system, you need to go to

    If you are a Super Admin, then go to Super Admin -> Sites.

    The Network part means you have to have multisite actually running (and working) before anyone can get another blog (site).

    I followed those steps to create a network. The network is created. I’m logged in as Admin. I don’t have any Super Admin option in the Dashboard Menu

    When I goto it says “Multisite support isn’t enabled”.

    take a look at this thread looks like the same problem solved

    I don’t have that problem. I have the network menu option, and it can find my network. But I don’t have any Super Admin option.

    OK problem solved. I have the Super Admin option now, so everything should be ok from here. The problem was an error in the define MULTISITE line in wp-config.php. Correcting that fixed the problem. Thanks for all your help.

    Getting back to the original problem where do users sign up for a new blog
    I apologize if I’m hijacking this thread but since original author has not replied in a week and he closed it out as thanks for your help I’m having the same problem.

    I registered as a new user in my WP3.0 rc2 network and I have no option for the user to make a site as a user in the main blog
    these options are present in the super admin options section
    Registration is disabled.
    User accounts may be registered.
    Logged in users may register new sites.
    Both sites and user accounts can be registered.

    I have “Both sites and user accounts can be registered” checked
    and in the user dashboard there’s no option to create a site. logged out users can register.

    If I have “Logged in users may register new sites” checked. there’s no option to create a site. and no option to register when logged out.

    increasing the users permissions from contributor to author does not allow site creation. just allows him to author on the main site and I don’t want this anyway


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