I've enabled Wordpress Multisite (subdomains) on www.example.com, and installed/enabled WP Multi-Network.

I've created a new network @ s.example.com.

How do I create a subsite in that network, e.g. s.example.com/subsite?

s.example.com/wp-admin/network redirects to www.example.com/wp-admin/network.

If I create a new site @ www.example.com/wp-admin/network/sites.php, I can't make it a subdomain or subdirectory of s.example.com.

Help appreciated.

  • What have you tried? How did it fail? You should just be able to go to Sites/Add New – Nathan Powell Apr 3 '17 at 11:38
  • @NathanPowell: If I create a new site @ www.example.com/wp-admin/network/sites.php, I can't make it a subdomain or subdirectory of s.example.com (a member of the s.example.com network) - there is no functionality to do this. – Steve Apr 4 '17 at 4:57
  • I see. Are you able to create any subsites or see the network admin? Is this question about the plugin and NOT WordPress? – Nathan Powell Apr 4 '17 at 5:59
  • I can see network admin and create subsites fine. I can't create a subsite in a network, e.g. s.example.com/subsite. – Steve Apr 6 '17 at 5:48

With the multisite install main site and network on s.example.com you can have the subiste as s.example.com/subsite

you will need to have your multisite as a sub-folder installation and not a sub-domain installation (ref the codex)

As you are using WP-Multi-Network you should be ok to go to create a new site @ s.example.com/wp-admin/network/sites.php. Otherwise if the site has already been created on the Multisite installation go to s.example.com/wp-admin/network/admin.php?page-networks edit the network for s.example.com and select from the available sites the one(s) that you want to add to the s.example.com network.

  • This is false. You can have a sub domain as the main site. – Nathan Powell Apr 3 '17 at 11:36
  • @Nathan-powell - Thanks I've revisited subdomains on the main site and I have seen you are right. I've never got this to work before, most likely due to a missing DNS A record. I'll update my Answer. – Justin Apr 4 '17 at 7:35
  • I can't get to s.example.com/wp-admin/network/sites.php - it redirects to www.example.com/wp-admin/network/. – Steve Apr 6 '17 at 5:47
  • I went through and installed a sub-domain set-up and tested the answer given. do you have two networks one for 'example.com' and a second for 's.example.com' ? – Justin Apr 6 '17 at 17:09
  • Hi @Justin, been a while! I found out I had a cPanel subdomain s.example.com overriding the wildcard subdomain *.example.com. I deleted the subdomain s.example.com and now s.example.com/wp-admin/network/sites.php loads fine. However, I cannot create a subsite as a subdirectory of s.example.com - it has to be a subdomain. – Steve May 31 '19 at 16:01

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