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I used a one click install to install wordpress and then converted it into a sub domain multisite. I have made the required changes to the wp-config and htaccess file. The main site example.com works absolutely fine. When I try to add another site, it shows that the site has been successfully added. But the address sub1.example.com shows a page that says no content here and sub1.example.com/wp-admin gives a 404 error.(These are both generic pages similar to what my server shows on any random subdomain)

I do have a wildcard subdomain registered but its corresponding folder on the server seems to have no wordpress related files.

What can I do to fix this?

Also, when I create sub1.example.com in wordpress, should I also register this subdomain on my cpanel or does the wildcard take care of it? And if I should register it, should I do this before creating a site in wordpress or after? (I tried all 3 scenaorios but I still get the same problem)

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WordPress can use subdomains only if they are linked to the same directory as the WordPress installation.

Wrong

- wp/         // WP installation
- subdomains/ // wildcard subdomains

Correct

- wp/         // WP installation & wildcard subdomains

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