Step 2a: New Install
(skip to 2b is you are converting an existing site)
- Install WordPress (You can usually use a one-click installer for this if you wish – in cPanel it would be under “softaculous” or Dreamhost has “one-click” installer)
- Continue to Step 2b
Step 2b: Convert Existing WordPress Sites
- Verify that Pretty Permalinks work on your single WP instance.
- Deactivate all active plugins. You can reactivate them again after the network is created.
- If you plan to run WordPress out of its own directory, do that before activating Multisite.
To enable the Network Setup menu item, you must first define multisite in the
wp-config.php and search where it says
/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */. If it doesn’t say that anywhere, then add the line somewhere above the first line that begins with
/* Multisite */
define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );
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