Access WordPress Multisite using an IP address

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

IMPORTANT: WordPress Multisite requires that you use different domain names for each site. In order to make it work, we configure a transparent domain to the current IP address. Without this, you may get a “Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress” error message. In any case, it is highly advisable to use domain names instead of IP addresses when connecting to the application through a browser. Learn how to configure WordPress Multisite domains.

WordPress Multisite needs to configure a domain to work properly. Bitnami WordPress Multisite stack is configured to be accessible using an IP address. In order to make it work, we have associated a transparent domain to the current IP address.


If you are using an IP address to access your stack, and you are unable to do so using the method above, check if is alive. If the site is down, you must configure a domain.

Last modification March 24, 2021