I’m having the same issue as what appears to be listed here:


I get the same "Network Error" message every time I press the CiviCRM button on the WordPress 'new page' screen when using Chome, FF, and Safari. Perhaps it is an admin or setup error on my part, and not a CiviCRM issue.

I took a screen shot that includes the browser console log if it might be helpful.

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Your page edit screen shows (I think) a URL of the form 'http://domain.ca/civicrm/wp-admin...' whilst the 404 error is looking for 'http://domain.ca/wp-admin/admin.php'. This suggests to me that you're using WordPress Multisite with CiviCRM active on a site that is not the main site. This is not supported at present - CiviCRM is only functional on the main site of a multisite instance.

Edit: this URL schema could also be the result of installing CiviCRM in a sub-directory. This is also unsupported, though it's an issue that's being addressed.

  • I have a client who uses CiviCRM multisite very actively in a WordPress multisite (subdirectory-based, not subdomain). It's been going for over a year successfully with minimal pain, and posted basic docs to the multisite wiki page. I'm wondering what's unsupported? Feb 11, 2016 at 5:44
  • I'd be interested to know how they're doing this, Jon. Network-activating CiviCRM in WP multisite (sub-dirs) leads to all CiviCRM back-end URLs pointing to the CiviCRM back-end on the main site. Can you post an URL to the wiki page you're referring to? Feb 11, 2016 at 11:25
  • I created a separate question for this, since we're getting off-topic (here: civicrm.stackexchange.com/questions/9602/…). In short though - you put a "switch" statement into civicrm.settings.php, and define your BASE_URL in the switch statement. Feb 11, 2016 at 18:04
  • The answer provided fixed the problem. I started from scratch with a clean install and was sure not to click the 'multisite' checkbox. Thank-you. Feb 13, 2016 at 2:34

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