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  • Hello,

    I can’t visit the WP-admin of a multisite I made (

    There’s also another one where the login is stuck in a loop. That is, I get the admin login page, give the correct login/password, but when I hit enter it goes back to the login page.

    I’ve looked for similar problems, but I still really can’t seem to figure it out.

    For the first one, the .ht access has following code:

    # BEGIN WordPress 
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L] 
    # END WordPress

    For the 2nd problem, the .htaccess is a bit bigger, so i’ll wait before posting it. Also, for this 2nde problem (the one where the wp-admin doesn’t load), I can visit the site itself, but I don’t get a proper layout (so no theme). Is it related?

    Thanks a bunch !

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  • Just to confirm that I get the login loop problem as well and am completely stuck (15 posts before this one). I have rebuilt 4 times from a good 3.5.1 base and cannot work around it. Do you have WP in a separate directory so have two .htaccess files? Richard

    Solution found, tested and working! Go and see my post -15 before this.

    Tacklers, I’ve tried your suggestion (adding the code to wp config file), but it doesn’t help…

    I still get a loop at the wp admin page ( and I still don’t get the login page for another site (

    Any help?


    My build was probably further ahead of yours. I learnt that the accuracy of the .htaccess script(s) (if WP not in root) is vital during the MultiSite initial config stage. I did a build where the lower .htaccess had not been changed properly, the multi site dashboard didn’t show but I could edit the URL to force it, it just wasn’t right. I rebuilt the MultiSite setup from WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE again and followed all the codex instruction to the letter, including removing the www form both site names etc. The site soon worked and I just had the login loop problem. I sympathise as Mika Epstein seems to be the only contributing guru and he’s very busy so the issue of open source gets a bit challenging. All I can suggest is get an environment that you can easily snapshot and restart from, I’m on AWS and it flies with full control. Cheers Richard

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    I honestly can’t tell if Tackler is a spammer or not… Those helpful posts are confusing to me, and I know what I’m doing with WP…

    Your .htaccess is wrong. Read through

    There are four possible .htaccess for WordPress Multisite, depending on WHICH version of WP you were using when you activated it.

    Once you have the right .htaccess, flush your cookies in your browser and try logging in.

    Tacklers is not a spammer but a relieved soul who managed to get his multi-site working on the 5th attempt after support on this forum, including yours Mika when you weren’t busy. Cheers, Richard

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