Support » Networking WordPress » Subdirectories not being created CENTOS 6.3

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    This may be OT, but here goes:
    Building a WordPress multisite on our internal network for prototyping and testing before release to the prodcution sites.
    The server is a fresh CentOS 6.3 LAMP stack install – no issues there as far as I can tell. Install of multisite is trouble free until the point that I try to create a new subdirectory site.
    Wordpress creates the database entries, but no files / directories are created in /var/www/html/, results in a 404 when attempting to view the site.
    On advice from another admin I tried changing the owner and group permisions of /var/www/html (apache, root, wordpress) and permissions on .htaccess – no changes.

    So – is this an apache issue, a wordpress issue or something else? Any pointers to possible solutions / howtos appreciated.

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    WP doesn’t make new subdirectories when you install Multisite. They’re virtual, except for the uploads folders.

    Ah, okay – I really need to check the publication date of the posts I’m reading.
    I’m going through the “Debugging a WordPress Network” page.
    wp-config.php seems good, mod_rewrite is enable and I’ve checked the database and two test sites exist in wp_blogs, with corresponding tables for options, links, comments, etc and they all appear to have valid data. So I’m thinking I’ll start looking at apache and the network setup next.

    I installed WP multisite on 2008 r2 with iis and php. Everything looks right but I am having the same problem as you do. If you ever find out what the problem is/are can you please post it here. Maybe I can get some idea as to where to look.

    Will do mistfolk. I’m on leave next week, so it might February before I get back to this.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    The 404 is normally because

    1) The .htaccess is wrong
    2) the httpd.conf is wrong (need to set AllowOverride to All)

    I have no idea what that translates to in Windows 🙁

    Errors found in httpd.conf using ‘apachectl configtest’ and fixed with nano. Thanks Mika.
    mistfolk: I know there is no direct equivalent of httpd.conf in Windows. I’ve not got access to any ’08 R2 servers, but I’m guessing it’s the same as earlier versions – if fire up the MMC and add the ISS snap-in you’ll probably be looking at the right place.
    Bitnami ( might also be a solution.

    Resolved for me, Many thanks.

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