Subdirectory Multisite 404 error (5 posts)

  1. ninjaface
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello. I've been having trouble with adding sites to my Multisite install. I'm using subdirectory. example.com works but example.com/site leads to a 404 error.

    Starting with a fresh install of WordPress I added this line to wpconfig.php

    /* Multisite */
    define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );

    After setting up Multisite through the dashboard I followed the directions adding this to wpconfig.php (under the first line I added)

    define('MULTISITE', true);
    define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false);
    define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'example.com');
    define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');
    define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
    define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);

    then I replaced the existing lines in .htaccess, so that it now has this

    # 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).*) $2 [L]
    RewriteRule ^([_0-9a-zA-Z-]+/)?(.*\.php)$ $2 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    After doing this and setting up the first site in the network I get the 404 error when trying to edit or view that site.

    I'm using shared hosting through Godaddy. Been reading other posts but still confused with the problem. Should I be using a domain mapping plugin to redirect the subdirectory site? WordPress is installed in the root. I have other sites on the same hosting account, could that be the problem?

  2. What does the 404 look like? Is it styled like your main site?

  3. ninjaface
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is not styled like the main site. It is the godaddy 404 error page that says ever feel like you're in the wrong place?

  4. Well... THAT is weird.

    Sounds like something on their server is cached, or not redirecting. With WP, even with a Subfolder/subdirectory install of WP, it should give you the WP themed one.

    Tell GoDaddy - The subfolder isn't even hitting WP!

  5. Kurt Payne
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ninjaface, hit me up at kpayne -at- godaddy.com with your domain and I'll take a look.

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