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  • I managed to activate multisite and to append my htaccess file, but still, in the back-end the Super-Admin menu item is not shown.

    php_value memory_limit 256M
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    # uploaded files
    RewriteRule ^files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    Any help appreciated, Thomas

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    Are you logged in with the admin account? That is, the account that was the FIRST admin account made on WP?

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Also, log out & log back in again. When activating the network, the instructions on the screen tell you to do this & provide a link.

    @ipstenu: yes, the orignal admin account the only one on the site so far.
    @andrea_r: I followed the instructions to the letter, including your suggestion, emptied any cache I could think of, checked and re-checked my changes to my files, reverted to the default theme and there are no plugins, as this is a new site.

    Maybe I should mention, as well: I have – during the setup procedures – named the system admin not “admin” but a fantasy name. Could this have an impact?

    Regards, Thomas

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    It shouldn’t matter if you’re named “admin” or not anymore.

    Are you on a host where any htaccess or file changes take a while to show up?

    Thanks for taking up this matter again – and the answer is no, besides I made these changes two days ago. As far as settings go, safe-mode is on and register globals is off – are there any others that I should have a look at?

    I should also mention, that in the meantime I have set WP_DDEBUG to true, but that did not throw up any errors either, so I set it to false again.


    OK, so do not ask how I did it (actually, I am going to tell) – but now it works.

    First, as this was a brand new install anyway, I deleted everything and started from scratch, paying particular attention, to what did not sound familiar.

    Now, I could not swear to it, but most likely, in the second set of instructions, where it says “append your wp-config.php (or something to that effect), I mistook the line
    [code]define( ‘MULTISITE’, true );[/code] for the line [code]define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);[/code]
    and did not copy that in.

    That is the only line that did not ring a bell the second time round.

    Maybe this is helpful for somebody else one day.

    Regards, Thomas

    I am facing the same problem, but I am 100% certain that the lines are correctly put, with nothing missing (I have just made sure they are).
    I see no super admin menus at all, although the my account is an admin account, and it is the first account through which I made the installation (I upgraded a current WP not installed a fresh one).

    What is it ???

    Richard Archambault


    Happiness Engineer

    Duh, same here, I idnd’t copy the [code]define( ‘MULTISITE’, true );[/code] line, they look so similar!

    Thanks for the help! πŸ™‚

    Ah ha! Same problem here. Added back [code]define( ‘MULTISITE’, true );[/code] and super admin appeared. Thanks for letting us know.

    I am seeing the same issue. However, I get a Network Admin link at the top right of the page. Is this a change to the UI? Would be nice to update the codex to include this change if that is the case…

    Figured out what happened here – there does appear to be an update to the UI for version 3.1 Alpha, and because I was using the SVN repo for trunk, that it what I was getting. Note to self – don’t use Trunk unless you want to get undocumented features!

    It turns out there is _another_ way to create the same problem. I discovered this the hard way.

    The directions are clear: “Add the following to your wp-config.php file in /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/htdocs/wordpress/ above the line reading /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */:”

    I failed to note the bolded above, and put the lines below it. After futzing about for a bit, I re-read the instructions very carefully, discovered my error, took off my shoe, and kicked myself in the head (didn’t want to damage the shoe). I was in a bit of a hurry, and my haste made waste.

    I am having the same problem. However I do have both lines of code in my config file:

    define('WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true);
    define( 'MULTISITE', true );
    define( 'SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', false );
    $base = '/';
    define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', '' );
    define( 'PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/' );
    define( 'SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    define( 'BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1 );
    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    And my super admin menu is still not showing up. Any idea what might be wrong?

    Is WordPress 3.1.2 not bundled with Super Admin Panel?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    anuradhaedirisuriya it is, but if you’re having specific problems, please post a NEW topic about it in the MultiSIte section. 3.1.2 isn’t alpha.

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