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In my efforts to set up a domain-mapped multisite wordpress installation, I'm starting small by first attempting to deploy a subdomain-based multisite. This should be simple, but I'm failing at almost the first hurdle.

I've followed Webfaction's own instructions (which are echoed all over the internet): I've added the requisite line to wp-config.php (step 4 in the above link) but when I attempt to access the Tools->Network menu option I am told:

ERROR: You cannot install a network of sites with your server address. You cannot use port numbers such as :.

Usually this error states a port number and occurs when people try to set up a WP multisite at, say, http://localhost:1234. However in my case the blog is at http://<something>.net/, so I can't understand why this error is occuring.

Has anyone else seen this error and solved it? Has anyone successfully installed a Wordpress multisite on their webfaction account? Hints and tips please!

asked 27 Jun '12, 11:16

brooter
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The problem is usually that your "Home" and "Site URL" settings were set to "http:" instead of "http://domain.com".

You can fix it by going to Settings > General in your WP Admin dashboard and setting those values correctly.

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answered 20 Nov '14, 01:18

seanf
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Submit a Support Ticket and we can look directly, it is difficult to say what the issue might be from this information alone.

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answered 27 Jun '12, 18:15

johns
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