WordPress multisite domain mapping and subdomain dashboard access

It seems to be a common problem that one cannot access the dashboard of the new sites after setting up a WordPress multisite network. My Googling showed at least 8 different problems and solutions. Here is what I met and my fix: 1) After you setup the standard multisite network, you should be able to create … Continue reading WordPress multisite domain mapping and subdomain dashboard access

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Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (4)

Update 12/29/2012: I just came across Stephen White's instruction: It walked through the setting up of FTP service itself on EC2 if you haven't done that yet.  The valuable part I picked up is forbidding FTPuser to open a shell, and stopping WordPress continually asking for your FTP login details. But in the user permission setting part, he didn't restrict … Continue reading Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (4)

Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (3)

AWS RDS is awesome. But it doesn't come with a database management tool. All the searching results pointed to this tutorial from Ben Kuhl. A short summary: First setup your phpMyAdmin on EC2. Then in the config.inc.php file, add the following line after the existing server setup or setup loop: $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'HTTP';     $cfg['Servers'][$i]['hide_db'] = '(mysql|information_schema|phpmyadmin)'; … Continue reading Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (3)

Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (5)

IMPORTANT: Although WordPress.org claims the following on Giving WordPress Its Own Directory: Many people want WordPress to power their site's root (e.g.http://example.com) but they don't want all of the WordPress files cluttering up their root directory. WordPress allows you to install it into a subdirectory, but have your blog exist in the site root. As of Version 3.5, … Continue reading Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (5)

Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (2)

WordPress provided the BitNami Multisite stack, but it includes LAMP stack in the install. I don't want to mess up the existing Apache, so I decided to do the manual install. Plus, it should be more fun to DIY. Basically the setup followed http://www.slideshare.net/mrjain/installing-wordpress-on-aws Skipped the EC2 Setup. Setting up RDS is easy. The difference from using the … Continue reading Setup a wordpress multisite network on AWS EC2 (2)