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  • Because of various plugin issues, I have decided I need to stay with WPMU for the time being rather than upgrade to 3.0.

    That said, I am having the same problem as the one described here:

    (I wasn’t able to reply to that message since the forums have moved, so am starting a new thread for it here – I hope that’s the right thing to do!)

    In short, I moved a wordpressMU install from one domain and server to another, and now the subdirectory blogs give a 404 error on the new site. In addition, when I try to access the dashboards for these subdirectory blogs, I am redirected to the main blog’s dashboard, so eg: should take me to that blog’s dashboard, but instead it shows me the dashboard for

    I have confirmation that mod_rewrite is switched on on the
    server, and assume that something may have broken in the transfer from one domain to another. Everything else seems to be working, and I have no idea how to figure out what might have happened!

    Has anyone else come across this, and if so, what did you do?

    thanks a lot!

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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    WPMU does not support the use of the www in the domain name. (3.0 does tho)

    If you moved servers, likely the .htaccess file didn’t get moved. This is a hidden file. Look at the htaccess.dist file, which is used to build what you need. Find the line about $base (near the top), chance the value to “/” and save the file as .htaccess with the dot in front.

    thanks so much, Andrea – as it happens, I did move the .htaccess file, so I don’t think that’s the issue.

    There may be a problem with the lack of www. support in WPMU, as my server (in a university, so it’s difficult to ask them to change it!) appears to need the prefix. However, the rest of the transferred site seems to work fine – it’s just the subdirectory blogs that are throwing up problems. Do you think it could still be a www. issue?

    thanks again – your help is much appreciated.

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Okay, cool on the www. Maybe they hacked it.

    The subfolders definitely work on the basis of mod_rewrite actually reading the htaccess file. Soemtimes mod_rewrite is enabled, the htaccess file is there, but it;s not being read. they may have to force it to read it by putting a line in the Apache config:

    AllowOverride FileInfo Options

    thanks again, I’ll try to follow this up.

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