My webhost (westhost) offers WordPress, so you can (and I did) have the site install the program, where it is an a folder called "wordpress" in the root directory of the site. This is much easier than doing it myself.
But I would like to add a second blog. And I would like either to have both blogs' urls in the root, or I would like each to have a separate URL which is root/name-of-blog/ I don't actually want either in the wordpress directory.
I tried following the manual's instructions to set up the blog at a different URL, but whatever I did gave me the page in plain html with no CSS coding. When I tried to go back, some file I didn't know I'd changed was looking for the log-in in a directory I'd deleted, and I couldn't get into the admin panel at all. I had to uninstall and reinstall the whole program (fortunately it's a new blog, so I had little to lose).
Can anyone talk me through this? Many thanks.