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    Does not matter what theme I use, one of wordpress’s themes or our custom theme. Theme works on main page, but the sub pages it does not show up. Please let me know what I can do.

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  • Can you provide some links so we can see an example of what you’re describing? You didn’t provide that much information to go off of.

    the main site works, but when you go to the sub page, (Example, we have 30 of them and none of them work. Same set up on all of them.)

    I have tried wordpress themes and our custom themes, it does not matter. Same problem.

    Let me know

    Thanks for your help.

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    When you go to the sub-site, then view the source, you can see that the css file is throwing a server error, which means it’s not configured correctly.

    That should render the css file, but it’s not.

    likely something to do with .htaccess not being setup properly.

    Try making .htaccess writable and re-running your permalinks settings.

    Sorry, how do I make .htaccess writable? I will try to figure out the permalink thing later, but I am hosted on Godaddy so will that make a difference? I have been down this road before, so if you could give me as much detail as possible please that would be great.

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    Start there 🙂 You’ll need an SFTP or SSH client to log in and edit it.

    So, we did what you told us, and now I am getting another error. I must be the only human in the world that just can not get Multi site to work. Error 404 is working. is now getting a 404 error. Any help here. This has been about a month now. Does this actually work or is there a better option?


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    You’re definitely not alone, Jason. I always recommend to my clients to move away from GoDaddy, I would explore that as an option.

    It still sounds like a mod_rewrite problem, it should be working.

    I would check your error_log files and see if there’s anything going on.

    Paul Barthmaier


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    Hi @jhavelka747,

    I notice that your permalinks are set to the default on the main site. Can you change that to something other than the default?

    You mention that /acupabruin is a subpage. To be clear, is it a page on the main site or is it the name of a sub-site? That is, if you go to

    do you see acupabruin in this list?

    Yes you see it on the list. Also, I reset permalinks. That also does not seem to help.

    Are you 100% sure you named the file .htaccess ? This is VERY important.

    Also I got this odd error…

    The requested URL /faceoff/htaccess was not found on this server.

    Is WP installed in a subfolder?

    Okay, you may have something. What file should be named .htaccess? The file exists on the root at Godaddy. Once I dial into Godaddy, and to the file manager, then to Faceoff, .htacess is there. Should it be somewhere else or am I missing something. Sorry if I am frustrating you, just not a strong tech background.



    It should be in the same folder as your wp-config.php file.

    it is, and it does say .htaccess. Though we took everything out of it all it has is a start and finish to it. This is what we took out.

    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).*) faceoff/$2 [L]

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

    RewriteRule . index.php [L]

    Well… That’s all the htaccess code FOR multisite. So it won’t work without that, certainly.

    I just added it all back in and shows up, but we are now back to square one again. No theme. error codes when you access internal logins.

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