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New to MU & have some questions (10 posts)

  1. Mydnyte Syn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hello! I'm new to using MU and have been using Wordpress for a little over two months now. So yes, I'm pretty new to both. For the WordPressMU that I've set up just the other day, I have a couple of questions.

    1. I registered a separate account for myself at my MU to test out the creation of a user blog. Everything went well until I tried to go to the user blog that I'd just created. It re-directs to a completely different page off-site & on that page, it says this:

    Quest Q
    Sorry, the page you were looking for cannot be found

    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
    Error: (DNS), click the back back button to try another link.

    How do I fix this?

    2. The version of MU that I installed is 2.7.1. I noticed that Wordpress is up to version 2.8. How do I upgrade the MU to 2.8? Do I just use the WordPress 2.8 version? If so, does that take away the capabilities of running the MU as a multi-blog site? I also have the buddypress installed on the MU. Does upgrading affect that as well?

    3. What do I do with the htaccess.dist file?

    Thank you for taking the time to respond and help out a "total newb". :)

  2. Person
    Posted 15 years ago #

    2. WordPress 2.8 was only release a week ago, so it will be a bit of time before WordPressμ catches up, since it isn't just as simple as copying everything over. So for now you'll have to wait a while.

    3. The htaccess.dist file is used during the install setup to create the actual .htaccess file. So you should just leave that alone.

    Someone else will have to answer your first question. But which option did you pick, subdomain ( or subdirectory (

  3. tdjcbe
    Posted 15 years ago #

    #1 It's always a plus to post a link. Could be one of many things. Without seeing what's occurring and how the urls are formed, it;s kind of hard to tell.

  4. Mydnyte Syn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I can't recall for sure, but I think it was sub-directory. Is there a way I can look that up in the sql database? is the MU site I'm slowly working on.

  5. Mydnyte Syn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    My mistake. I selected sub-domains. The user blog I was testing is:

  6. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    you didn't set up the wildcard DNS records or the wildcards in Apache, like it says in the readme.

  7. Mydnyte Syn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    From the Read Me:

    If you want to host blogs of the form http://blog.domain.tld/ where
    domain.tld is the domain name of your machine then you must add a
    wildcard record to your DNS records.
    This usually means adding a "*" hostname record pointing at your
    webserver in your DNS configuration tool.
    Matt has a more detailed explanation:

    I read the post at that link and didn't understand one word of it. My domain name isn't through the same company as I have my hosting through. So do I have to add a wild card to my DNS records were my domain name account is? If so, what wild card?

  8. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    There's a FREE e-book that goes into this in quite a bit of detail:

    Also, before you read through any of that, just email your webhost support and ask them to do it.

  9. Farms
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Or you could take a look at the series of articles that we've published on installing WordPress MU which are also FREE :)

    Here's a summary of where we're at to now in serialising The WPMU Manual for free on

    - Choosing a domain name and hosting service
    - Setting up your MySQL database and user
    - Installing WordPress MU
    - Changing permissions on public_html and wp-content plus deleting .htaccess
    - Setting up your sub-domain or sub-directory and resetting permissions
    - Sorting out your WordPress MU themes

    Cheers, James

  10. Mydnyte Syn
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Hmm okay, thank you everyone. I think I'm just going to uninstall it and start over, this time using the sub-directory option instead. I appreciate the help, thank you!

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