htaccess on multisite, wpmudev multisite plugins

When I installed Multisite, using the postname permalink setting now results in 404. The only setting that works is 'default.' I have updated htaccess and wp-config as specified in the instructions.

It is the subdomain network install, all plugins disabled, default 2015 theme enabled.

define('MULTISITE', true);
define('SUBDOMAIN_INSTALL', true);
define('DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', '');
define('PATH_CURRENT_SITE', '/');
define('SITE_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);
define('BLOG_ID_CURRENT_SITE', 1);

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]

# add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
RewriteRule ^wp-admin$ wp-admin/ [R=301,L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule ^(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

  • Adam Czajczyk

    Hello Mackenzie,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for your question!

    You're .htaccess content look legitimate. The same is on my own test setup and it's working.

    However, there are two things worth consideration:

    1. I understand that "pretty" permalinks don't work for you. How about subdomains? My point is: are the sub-sites (at least their front-pages) accessible, regardless of permalinks settings?

    2. Have you tried to run a single WP install on the very same server of yours and was it ("pretty" permalinks) working fine? If you didn't try this, could you please setup a basic single install (e.g. in some subfolder) and test it?

    Please advise!


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