Need help to load Spirit of UpFront to Blue Host

I have the install as far as loading WordPress. Does anyone want to help me finish getting spirit loaded?

  • Jude

    Hey Larry

    I'd like to help getting Spirit loaded for you. You need to grab both Upfront and Spirit from here

    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/spirit/

    Then install it as shown here
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/spirit/#usage

    I'd recommend using the dashboard approach
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/wpmu-dev-dashboard/

    Here is a handy guide while you're at it
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Upfront_guide.pdf

    Cheers
    Jude

  • Larry K

    Thanks Jude, I think I am pretty smart, even though not a developer. I hope I can follow this through. I got stuck when the instructions I was following told me the next step from where I was, was to tell the install of WordPress I was to allow a network. At BlueHost there was a button to install Wordprss which I executed. Then it told me to open the wp-config file and make some changes. This one lost me totally.

    I will look at these links, they may be what I was working off of.

    Thanks for your tips.

    Larry

  • Jude

    Hey Larry K

    Then it told me to open the wp-config file and make some changes. This one lost me totally.

    Don't bother with this unless you specifically WANT a network setup. A network is usually done to run a large number of sites with several individual admins for each subsite.

    If all you're looking to do is create a simple WordPress site and use Spirit on it then you can skip right ahead.

    Let me know if you need additional help. Im watching this space

    Jude

  • Michelle Shull

    Hi, Larry!

    If you've got a single WordPress site up and running, no, there's no need to start over. You can enable multisite for that site you've already created. That primary site will become the primary subsite in your network.

    Step one, read this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_Create_A_Network

    There are some cases where your host may not allow you to use a WordPress multisite. If you're on a shared host, for example, your site may need too many server resources, preventing other hosted sites from using them.

    Step two, follow this guide: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    It looks like you're on step 2.

    To complete this step, you're going to log in to your site via an FTP client, like Filezilla. Your host will have given you FTP credentials, including an address (usually http://ftp.yoursite.com, or something similar) a user name, and a password. Your host may use SFTP, which is more secure. The process will be nearly the same, you'll just choose SFTP when you connect to your site.

    Once you're connected, you'll see all the folders and files on your server. You'll go to the folder where your WordPress install is, usually public_html/ or something similar.

    In that folder, you'll see the three primary WordPress directories; wp-admin, wp-includes, and wp-content. There will also be several files, one of which will be called wp-config.php. If you right click it, and chose "edit" the file will be downloaded to your computer. You may be asked to chose a program to view the file, you can use Notepad or WordPad on a Windows computer, or a comparable plain text editor on a Mac.

    From there, follow the instructions to add these two lines of code:

    /* Multisite */
    define( 'WP_ALLOW_MULTISITE', true );

    to your wp-config file, before the line that tells you to stop editing. Save the file. Filezilla is pretty cool, it will recognize you changed the file, and ask if you want to upload it and overwrite the old file. Say yes, and boom! it's all done.

    You can also use the File Editor tool from your host's cPanel, if you'd like to avoid FTP. The process is similar, but you can edit in your browser instead of downloading and uploading the file.

    That's it!

    Let us know if you get stuck anywhere else!

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