I am admittedly new to this forum and to Multisite. I'm running into a few snags and after trying a bunch of different things, uninstalling and reinstalling, everything is starting to blur together. I'm hoping if I explain the context here, you all might be able to see through it and tell me what I'm doing wrong. ;)
My ultimate goal is to create a multisite network of blogs that my students can use for their portfolios. I am trying to install multisite on a subdomain (blogs.isbreda.com) rather than the main site http://www.isbreda.com. I was told by WP after enabling the network that I had no choice but to do a subdomain install, which is not what I want. I want the student sites to follow the path blogs.isbreda.com/student1, but when I tried setting up a new site WP made it student1.blogs.isbreda.com.
The site is hosted at Bluehost. After talking with their support chat, I was given a link to this article:
Which then led me to this article:
The guy at Bluehost support said I needed to create a wildcard subdomain of *.isbreda.com. I did that and then proceeded to install WP on blogs.isbreda.com for the umpteenth time, but still faced this message: "Because your install is not new, the sites in your WordPress network must use sub-domains. The main site in a sub-directory install will need to use a modified permalink structure, potentially breaking existing links."
Was I supposed to do something with that *-domain? Redirect it to something? Should I NOT be installing wordpress in blogs.isbreda.com even though I want it to be there?
Oh, and not sure if this information helps, but I installed WP using the one-click install on Bluehost's cPanel and then edited the wp-config and htaccess files there.
Eventually after trying some of the tricks detailed in the two articles, I broke the site and couldn't log in to blogs.isbreda.com/wp-admin. So I uninstalled…again…and decided to reach out to the support forums.
Thank you all in advance for your help!