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[How to] Install Multisite For WordPress

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dumdum4gumgum, May 15, 2011.

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  1. dumdum4gumgum

    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    Welcome Bhw I seen a Few Threads and post about how to Get Multisite enabled on your Server.
    Now this setup is for multisite with subdomains meaning url.yourwebsite.com

    I used Hostgator baby Package.


    Step 1: Install Wordpress on your Site.
    Step 2: While in your Cpanel We need to add a wildcard dns to your Site. Don't worry Its Easy! Go to sub Domains and Create a SubDomain with * (Exp= *.yourwebsite.com) this will Create the wildcard.
    Step 3: Go to your wp-admin panel then plugins once in plugin Click add new Search for the Plugin "Multisite Enabler" Once installed Activate it.
    Step 4: Go to Tools in your wp-admin and go down to network. Add your info hit install i belive.
    Step 3:You will need to login again and now it should Say you need to do a bunch of stuff all you have to do is create the blogs.dir in wp-content/blogs.dir and make sure its writeable 755.
    Step 5: Create a Test Sub domain and see if it works.

    Im sure i missed some steps If you like to add what i missed please Post to help Everyone but this is the overall plan the plugin adds all the stuff you need to your .htaccess file and your wp-config

    This is what worked for me, Thanks bhw
     
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    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    SO this helped no one i see?
     
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    How do you set it up without subdomains?
    I mean I do not want to use subdomains but regular domains.
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  5. dumdum4gumgum

    dumdum4gumgum Power Member

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    I belive its in your .htacess folder i belive it would be change subdomains from 1 to 0
     
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    fast question:
    Should I install the plugins in all my other wordpress installation which are MU? :)
     
  7. moneymachine01

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    I searched for "multisite enabler" but there is no such plugin, I did however find "Enable Multi-Site", I imagine it does that same thing.
     
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    moneymachine01 Regular Member

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    Also, what are the benefits of having multisite wordpress? Right now I have to create my subdomains throught c-panel then install wordpres on each via fantastico, than install plugins for each subdomain as well. Does this eliminate all of these tasks ?
     
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    you have to use the install wizard