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Setting up your sub-domain or sub-directory

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Next you need to set up your sub-domain or sub-directory, database connection details and site email address as follows:

1. Go to your site in your web browser and refresh the page. It should look similar to the screenshot below.

Image of setting up subdomain

2. In the Blog Addresses section you need to choose whether you would like blogs for the WordPress µ install to use sub-domains or sub-directories. You can not change this later.

a. Sub- domains

If you want to use sub-domains you will need to contact your host and ask them to set up Wildcard dns records for your site e.g. log into your support area of pSek and ask them to set up Wildcard dns records for your site.

Image of subdomains

b. Sub-directories

This is the easier option because you don’t need to get your hosting company to set up Wildcard dns records for your site.

Image of subdirectories

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3. In the Database section you need to enter your database connection details.

These are the same details you set up in your cPanel i.e. you set up a database and username named wmpu and cPanel will have added your domain name to the front of each.

Image of adding database details

4. In the Site Details section add your email address. Site name can be changed now or later.
Image of site details

5. Once you have entered these entire details click Submit at the bottom of the page.

6. Your site should now look similar to the screenshot below and you should receive an email with your WordPress MU username and password.

Image of WordPress Password

7. Click on the log in link to log into the dashboard of your WordPress MU site using the username admin and the password generated when your site was installed.
Image of login to site

8. Your blog dashboard will look similar to this:
Image of site dashboard

9. If you click on Visit site link your site will look similar to this:

Image of new WPMU site

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Resetting permissions on your public_html and wp-content directories