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  • #1645

    Participant

    Hi – as promised, here is information on accessing the second site involved in the issue hampering multi-site search.

    **Just edited the login info. Previous FTP access should work.

    • This topic was modified 7 years, 9 months ago by  robborkow.
    #1686

    Hi!

    It looks like those listings are actually posts, which is good. However it doesn’t look like the listings site is part of the network installation, that must be the problem. On the listings ajax search amin page I cannot see any of the multisite instances. It appears to me as the listings site is a fully separate WordPress installation, that would explain why the search can’t find the database entries. The ftp also confirms my theory, as there are wordpress files under the public_html/listings directory, and that directory shouldn’t even exist on a multisite install.

    Unfortunately it is not possible to cross-search one WordPress instance from another, the sites must be connected with a multisite installation – this is the reason why you can’t see results from the listings site on your main site.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #1687

    Participant

    Well, that is odd. And yet, on the main site the listings site comes up as an option in Ajax search. But I can see you’re right about the multisite options on the listings site – do you have a suggestion for how I can fix that?

    I’d thought I’d done a smooth multi-site install, but it seems I missed something.

    #1688

    Yes it does, because the listings site was/is created in the multisite installation, but it’s virtually not the same as the listings site that is actually there.

    Managing a multisite needs a bit of practice 🙂 Some plugins and themes are not compatible with multisite, so you should first check if the plugins you want to use on your listings site are compatible with multisite installations.

    In my opionion what you need to do is:
    1. Backup everything – all the sites, files, databases everything.
    2. Delete the public_html/listings directory completely
    3. From what I can see from the listings config file the listings wordpress uses the “robborko_wor7” database, you should delete that as well (but first backup of course)
    4. Now, log in back to your main site at warwickpost.com/wp-admin and open up the network admin sites panel options
    5. Delete the listings site from the sites list – it should be still there
    6. Now add a new site – listings
    7. That’s it, no files are needed, nothing, if you then go to warwickpost.com/listings url you should see the new wordpress site.

    Virtually you will have now a main site and a listings site + a network administrator panel. Some plugins need to be installed through the network administrator panel (such as ajax search pro) some of them not.

    It’s a bit hard to get used to it, but as long as you have your backup files it’s going to be all right – you can restore everything if something goes wrong.

    Here is a longer reading about this: https://codex.wordpress.org/Multisite_Network_Administration

    I hope this will help you a bit with the multisite madness 🙂

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #1689

    Participant

    OK, thanks. I’ll give that a shot and let you know how it works out.

    #1690

    Participant

    Quick question – that will delete the current listings site, won’t it?

    #1691

    Yes, completely.

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #1698

    Participant

    Hi, Ernest – I followed those steps and the search still isn’t working. That includes the main news site.

    Rob

    #1701

    Hi!

    The main site didn’t work because of a debug code I put in there, I just removed it.

    I guess you restored a backup on a listings site because I can see the old wordpress files in the listings directory. Without multisite installation it is not possible to search the other sites database, I’m sorry 🙁

    Best,
    Ernest Marcinko

    If you like my products, don't forget to rate them on codecanyon :)


    #1702

    Participant

    I did – I made an error shortly after my last message and had to start from scratch. I was exploring other options, and I learned something interesting – other plugins I’ve used aren’t turning up the directory posts because they’re private/password protected – could that be our issue here?

    It seems the multisite setup isn’t the issue, since the alternate multi-site plugin is getting posts from the listings site – just not the ones generated from the site’s password protected form.

    Rob

    #1716

    Participant

    Hey, Ernest – Wanted to apologize for not taking you at your word earlier. You were absolutely right.

    Mostly finished up fixing things – thank you for your time!

    Rob

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