WebMatrix and Wordpress 3.0.1 Multisite: can it be done?
Last post Sep 20, 2012 05:46 AM by gahobbsau
Sep 24, 2010 10:44 AM|gjb|LINK
just tried WebMatrix with Wordpress 2.9.2 today. Works fine.
I then had Wordpress upgrade itself to 3.0.1, without problems. I then tried to enable its multisite support (following the recipe given on Wordpress.org for changing your wp-config.php file; I've done this successfuly on a Wordpress 'standalone' installation
on Apache+Linux) and run into an error.
The error says: "Multisite only works without the port number in the URL." And yeah, I could've anticipated this because mandatory use of the standard HTTP(S) port for multisite is mentioned in its requirements list.
However, does anybody know of a way to circumvent this? My localhost port 80 is not in use; how can I get WebMatrix to run on that port, always?
Gert-Jan Bartelds -- The Netherlands
Jan 25, 2011 07:22 AM|selfmade64856|LINK
Jan 25, 2011 12:00 PM|rlucero|LINK
If you go to the sites workspace, you can change the port number to 80, but you'll also have to find and update all of the instances inside of your Wordpress database that has the URL hardcoded. It should work if you remove the port information stored in
the database after you change the binding info to 80.
Once you fix the database and change the binding, you should be in good shape.
Hope this helps.
Jan 25, 2011 03:46 PM|selfmade64856|LINK
Jan 26, 2011 04:44 AM|selfmade64856|LINK
Jan 26, 2011 06:05 AM|selfmade64856|LINK
Jan 26, 2011 06:52 AM|selfmade64856|LINK
Feb 23, 2011 08:05 PM|gdwiese|LINK
Where do you create the local host address? I have changed the references in the db tables to locahost:80 and have the wordpress url set at http://localhost:80. When I try to get to the site I get a blank screen or unable to load error message. What am
Thanks from a rookie!!
Feb 24, 2011 09:35 AM|Jallabu|LINK
Aug 01, 2011 08:04 AM|AndrewBlane|LINK
Aug 01, 2011 08:54 AM|HCamper|LINK
Yes. Your Correct you need to have unique a "IP Address" with "Host Name" bound to each of the Wordpress Site(s).
You may find this http://forums.iis.net/t/1178222.aspx thread will help.
Aug 02, 2011 01:49 AM|AndrewBlane|LINK
Aug 05, 2011 02:00 AM|AndrewBlane|LINK
Aug 05, 2011 02:19 AM|HCamper|LINK
Sorry you have problems with this it can be daunting.
I suggest you check this
which should help with the Binding problems.
I think it might be useful to look at the IIS Express command guide
and use IIS Express at the Elevated Command Prompt to add and remove the various Web Sites and settings.
I think using the Web Matrix and the Tray is maybe getting in the way ?
Aug 05, 2011 09:44 AM|AndrewBlane|LINK
Aug 06, 2011 04:17 AM|HCamper|LINK
Yes, The "Command Line" is very 1980's from the days of floppy disks early Personal Computers.
The combination of Web Matrix with IIS Express work to hide the "Tech" or "Geeky" side of things.
WordPress plans for install with variations and methods.
This requires installing the "Web Deploy" either as a stand-alone or with Web Platform Tool.
Using Web Platform you can install the first WP Site and get it configured and working.
The configuration for WP Site includes standandard settings for the Database IP Address and HostName.
Then using "Web Deploy" to create a "Clone" from the existing blog named WPFirst and
insert the settings for IP Address Host Name and Database information for the "Clone" at WPBlog.
Example of "Cloning" exisiting WP Site is here
This requires Web Matrix MySQL Server installed locally and MySQL Server being at the Hoster and support for Web Matrix.
First go to the WordPress Download site and get the latest archive for WordPress.
Go to the place you downloaded the Wordpress archive and Unblock the file http://forums.iis.net/t/1180253.aspx .
Then un-archive or unzip the Wordpress archive to where your current WebSites
are located then rename to WPFirst.
item 1) You can use Web Matrix to add the WPFirst site and do the install steps.
item 2) You can use Web Matrix to Publish the WPFirst site to the Hoster then do the install steps.
item 3) You can upload the WPFirst files to the Hoster and do the install steps.
Web Matrix Publish references:
http://www.microsoft.com/web/post/your-first-website-using-webmatrix First Blog
http://www.microsoft.com/web/post/installing-and-publishing-a-wordpress-blog-with-webmatrix installing & publish Wordpress Blog.
I think it possible to avoid the "Command Line" operations.
I do suggest working out what do do on paper for the Wordpress Blogs first.
Aug 07, 2011 02:46 PM|HCamper|LINK
Yes, Command Prompt is old and daunting.
Maybe a combination of guides & video presentations will take the "Edge Off"
this "Task" take a look at "Web Matrix Content" Guide
You can use the details in the guides and use the videos to see how it is done.
Aug 08, 2011 08:01 AM|AndrewBlane|LINK
Aug 08, 2011 11:09 AM|HCamper|LINK
Well you finally have a solution and that is the important part:D.
Sep 12, 2012 06:41 PM|gahobbsau|LINK
Sep 20, 2012 05:46 AM|gahobbsau|LINK
Got It!!! Just had to create a local host address and it works perfectly!! Thank you so much!