unable to activate network setup / solved

Solved. THANKS.

Solution: A common problem that can occur is if you copy and paste the define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true); directly from a website into the wp-config.php file in EditPlus 3 or other text editing software. Instead of pasting quotes as straight single ticks it pastes them in as curly quotes.

I have started to change my live site to wordpress multisite but I’m not able to get out of the starting blocks!

/* Multisite */

define(‘WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE’, true);

I added this to wp-config.php

Now I go to dashboard but I don’t see “network”

Administration > Tools > Network

have set up wpmu on other sites but this is the first time that I have this problem.

Can you advise please?


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    • WPMU DEV Initiate


    Greetings and thanks for posting on the forums and posting the resolution status as you got it sorted out as well :slight_smile:

    That is a common problem which is faced if you copy and paste the code.



    so a single Quote can make a mess :smiley: lol

    That is why we have quoted it in our user manual here


    Edit your wp-config.php

    You now need to edit your wp-config.php file for your installation.

    You should do this using a Text Editor program such as EditPlus. EditPlus is a text editor, HTML editor and programmer’s editor for Windows. While you could edit in NotePad, EditPlus offers many powerful features that makes it better suited for editing PHP.

    Cheers !


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