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Can't Create New Blogs (7 posts)

  1. kengary
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I'm new to mu and I just did two version 2.8.2 installs on my account in two different domains. These are the first time I have tried this with mu although I'm very familiar with WordPress. One works and one doesn't but I don't know what I could have done differently. I have the settings in each one set to the same thing.

    I also added the BuddyPress plugin and themes.

    In the one that does not work, which is the first one I installed, what happens is that when you click on the Create Blog link you end up on your profile page instead.

    It will not go to the create blog screen no matter what.

    I've deleted the database tables and have re-installed. I've re-uploaded all of the files. Still the same weird thing happening.

    I'm just using the subfolder like /blogs/membername not any fancy domain mapping or anything.

    I could sure you some help to figure this out. Thanks in advance.

    Ken

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Did you ask over that the buddypress forums?

  3. kengary
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Not yet because I just assumed being able to create the blogs was a function of WordPress mu, not the BuddyPress plugins. Am I wrong? ;-D

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    "what happens is that when you click on the Create Blog link you end up on your profile page instead. "

    This link is on the front page, correct? Then it;s controlled by the buiddypress theme. Look at the source, make sure it;s generating the URL correctly.

    Not being able to get to the signup page from the front, is completely different than not being able to create a blog. :)

    To test: go to the backend. Visit Site Admin -> Blogs. Create a new blog there, then see if it works. (we call this "manually creating a blog from the backend". ;P )

    Also, I believe they had a tip in the instructions to make sure WPMU worked properly first before you go adding buddypress to it. :)

    The link to the signup page is yourdomain.com/wp-signup.php . Check and see if you can visit that directly.

  5. kengary
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    No, I understand that. That's not what's happening. The links are all correct:

    It links to /blogs/members/admin/blogs/create-a-blog

    Is that the right link or the wrong link to create a blog?

    It seems to be the same link on the version of WordPress mu that I installed that is working: /members/admin/blogs/create-a-blog

    On this site it works: http://ikatts.com

    But on this site it does not work: http://family-quilt.com/blogs

    So it's not just a matter of no linking to the right page I don't think.

    I think it is redirecting for some reason that I don't understand.

  6. kengary
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    The solution was to re-install WordPress mu in /blog/ instead of /blogs/. Since BuddyPress does some extra re-directs and uses /members/blogs/ I assume, it won't work if you install WordPress mu in /blogs/. But there was no warning not to and in fact the WordPress mu installation page specifically uses /blogs/ as their first example of where you can put WordPress mu in a subfolder. I guess they just didn't count on (at least version 1.0.3 of) BuddyPress not being compatible with their software in that specific folder.

  7. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 14 years ago #

    If it;s the install page I'm thinking of, it probably needs to be updated.

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