We're developing the site on a test URL (server IP). Is it possible to access the the MSM site without setting it up as a sub-domain or domain - ie. is there a path I can use while it's in development?


Hoping it's obvious, it's been a very long day and I've just installed it all... (copied relevant templates/channels...)


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You just need to create subfolder msm-site-two and put inside index.php with

$assign_to_config['site_name']  = 'msm-site-two';
$assign_to_config['site_url'] = '';

and your second site will be available by url

  • Thanks, I had that set up correctly - I'm assuming it's an .htaccess thing (we are using default settings). I would Imagine I need to do some redirects.
    – liamcrean
    Feb 3, 2014 at 21:44

Thanks to Max it led me to a couple of things

On my server I needed to set the config paths in index.php like this:

$system_path = '../my_system/';
$assign_to_config['site_name'] = 'msm-site-two';
$assign_to_config['site_url']  = '';

AND (this where I was going wrong and there's little in the docs, even though it's obvious:)

In the MSM site's Cpanel General Configuration:

URL to the root directory of your site:

The trailing slashes were important for me. I guess that might be a server thing.

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