24 responses on “Activating WordPress 3.0 Multisite”
July 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
@bryan I’ve never worked with Transmit but I hear it’s great. There’s also Filezilla if people are looking for a free ftp client.
July 8, 2010 at 5:10 am |
Hi – I upgraded up from a crufty old WPMU … a little confusing, but that worked fine.
My question is: are there advantages to going this route? Specifically, I’ve always wondered about callling posts from one “site” into another. If they’re all in one database, that should be doable, but this is “too under the hood” for me. (I realize that for most uses this is pointless, but my entire installation, all sub-domains, are actually deeply related … like branches off of one tree.)
July 8, 2010 at 7:30 am |
You don’t need Dreamweaver for simple operation like this. There are lightweight, free tools for this.
July 9, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
@Ben if you’re upgrading from WPMU, you are already running a network. You won’t need to follow these steps.
@ileaneb it’d be better if you posted on the forums. If you’re running multiple blogs under buddypress, then you’re upgrading from wpmu.
July 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
Right, I thought not. But so often it’s what you don’t know that bites you!
BTW: I asked about “callling posts from one “site” into another” … has anyone written about this?
July 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
What about if you already have a WPMU site and you need to “merge” it into WP 3.0?
July 14, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
That’s what I wrote about … see my comment (and the reply) above.
July 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
When you upgrade WPMU to the latest version it become WordPress 3.0 automatically.
July 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
But on my site, after editing the wp-config.php, the Network tools are not being added.
Anything else I should / can check?
July 16, 2010 at 1:18 am |
Look for “smart quotes” in the define. They should be ‘ not curly.
July 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
Hmm. Are you running WordPress 3.0? Did you make sure it was added in the correct spot? Did you check your files on the server to make sure the wp-config file actually got updated?
July 14, 2010 at 7:28 am |
Thanks. You gave me the courage to activate my first network site.
July 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
Thanks for a great tutorial. Is there a way to get video with a better quality? It’s not that easy to see what you’re doing all the time. 🙂
July 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
The video is also on my site. It might be a little clearer: http://wptheming.com/2010/03/wordpress-3-0-enable-network/
August 4, 2010 at 11:15 am |
Hello, thanks for this tutorial. I did all the steps, but then the super-admin panel does not come up. I’ve had to create the .htaccess file, i just pasted the code lines that wordpress gave me in between BEGIN wordpress and END wordpress. Did i make a mistake? if i try to go to network again, it tells me that a network is already in place.
August 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
Thank You so much for this tutorial. Very useful to me and also very easy to follow. Have been looking for this for the past three or four days.
August 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
I would like to know how i can have multiple blogs, each one in their own domain.
http://www.mywordpress_mu_or_wp3network.com, and then, each “sub” blog, in the following independent domains:
So, not folders of the same domain, and not sub-domains.
Different, individual, domains, for each blog.
And I would like each domain to get their own seo ranking. I mean, I know I could simply register the domains, and then redirect each one of them to the sub-domains configured under wp-mu or wp3 installation, but in that case, the seo ranking would go entirely to those sub-domains and not to the individual domains.
Hope I was clear.
Thank you in advance.
August 18, 2010 at 9:20 am |
I entered the code [define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’,true);] to the [wp-config.php] and refresed the admin area, but the ‘network’ option didn’t show under tools. Tried reinstalling the upgrade to 3.01 and refresed the page but didn’t show the network option. Can anyone advise please? Thank you in advance.
September 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
thanks for the tutorial devin. very well explained. saved me alot of time!
February 29, 2012 at 9:50 am |
Thank you for this, a much better option than having to install another wp instance to a subdirectory. With this new site however, are the plugins and other config done to the main site be reflected on the network sites or do we have the granularity to opt in-out?
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July 7, 2010 at 8:48 am |
Hi Devin, these instructions are pretty easy to follow and thanks for making the distinction between subdomain and subdirectory. I’d like to see directions for upgrading an existing BuddyPress install to WP3.0. I have quite a few blogs on BuddyPress and none of the admins seems to be able to get through the upgrade without getting lost. Thanks.
July 7, 2010 at 11:03 am |
Great tutorial Devin, however, I am curious why you are using Dreamweaver as your “FTP” client? Wouldn’t Transmit or WS_FTP be more productive?
Thanks for the tutorial and your time.