How did I get WordPress MultiSite to work?

Posted by on October 16, 2011

Well! The first thing I did was to RTM (Read the manual). This was all the how-to’s on the WordPress site. Followed the instruction and got nothing to work. What was I doing wrong?

Of course the next step is to Google my problems and come up with an the answer. No luck there, now what do I do? Well! If I can’t find the answer on the Internet, then the problem must be with me. I’m just stupid and don’t know what I’m doing.

The only thing I could think of was that I was not asking the right question. You get thousands of answers but it got to show up on the first page. After many tries I finally hit on the right question. ? and went to the site (see links below.). The thing that I learned amazed me. I learned what the word ‘virtual’ means when you talk about domains.

Virtual Domain: A place that has no physical being in the real world.

The word virtual is mention in the WordPress documentation only once. There is no definition for the its uses, so I will explain it here. A virtual domain is a database domain. It does not have a physical subdirectory. My big error is that I go to my Control Panel and create a physical subdomain with the associated subdirectory. Then I create a WordPress site in the new folder and link the database to the WordPress multi site.

After reading this blog journalxtra.com/2010/06/how-to-move-multiple-wordpress-subdomain-blogs-to-a-single-wordpress-3-multi-site-blog/, This site give a link to the following site to learn about virtual domains. I learn what is meant by virtual domain. I delete the subdomains I created for WordPress MultiSite. Wow! it works. Three days of work and it was that simple. Now if WordPress would just mention that a virtual domain is just a database and you do not make a subdomain in the control panel. All you do is make the wild card subdomain in the control panel.

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