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WordPress MU (WordPress MultiUser, or WPMU) was merged into the main WordPress branch as of WordPress release 3.0. The new .htaccess for WPMu 3.0 is:

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

# uploaded files
RewriteRule ^files/(.+) wp-includes/ms-files.php?file=$1 [L]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^ - [L]
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

I can't get WPMU working! What can I do?

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Click on the Domains under the Domains section.
  3. Look for the domain with * at the beginning of it.

    HostGator cPanel add subdomain

    • If you see an asterisk (*), proceed to step 4.
    • If not, add a subdomain called *. Make sure to set the document root to the location of your installation directory. (i.e., public_html/example.com)
  4. Check if WPMU works.
    • If it does not work, proceed to step 5.
  5. See what the error is. If it's No WPMU site defined on this host, then try this:
    • Remove .htaccess and wp-config.php, then proceed to step 6. (Don't touch wp-config-sample.php; if you have more than one WordPress, look at the correct WPMU install when removing the files.)
  6. Go back to your site and see if you get the installer.
    • If you do, go to step 7.
    • If not, contact us via phone or chat with all the details.
  7. Enter your database configuration information and finish the installation. Did you have success? If not, contact us via phone or chat with all the details.
Note: If you have received instructions to update your httpd.conf, please use the above method as this is the same process. However, it does not require root access. For further assistance, please contact us via phone or chat directly.