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blog inside of blog? (7 posts)

  1. andrew55
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We have a WP installation on our root and want to also install a different, separate blog in a directory on the the same site. I guess this would be considered a WP installation nested inside of another WP installation. We want to do this because each blog has different plugins, site designs, features, etc.

    Is this even possible? Will this cause any issues we need to be aware of? Is there anything different we need to do? Thank you for any suggestions.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is this even possible?

    Yes. I have about 5 WP installs running under on domain.

    Will this cause any issues we need to be aware of?

    Nope.

    Is there anything different we need to do?

    You will need to decide if you want the send site to use its own database or whether it should tables (with a different prefix) in the same database as the original site.

  3. andrew55
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's great news. I guess the benefit of sharing the same database is the ability to have users logged in to both blogs at same time?

    My only concern is that if the database is huge, it could load slowly for users. Is this an issue?

    Is there a tutorial somewhere that I can learn how to share databases?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I guess the benefit of sharing the same database is the ability to have users logged in to both blogs at same time?

    No. Even if both installs share the same database, they will still be completely independent of one another.

    Is this an issue?

    That depends. How large is the current database? Have you discussed this with your hosts?

  5. andrew55
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Current database is about 10 megabytes. My host is only concerned with overall space on disc; so I don't think that will be an issue.

    Instead of assuming, let me just ask - Why do most people share databases in this way? What are the benefits, etc?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Current database is about 10 megabytes.

    That's not too bad.

    Why do most people share databases in this way?

    Most people opt for this method becuase their hosts limit the number of databases they can use on their hosting account.

    What are the benefits, etc?

    I'm not convinced that there are any real benefits. I actually prefer to use a fresh db for each install rather than putting all of my eggs in one basket.

  7. andrew55
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the insight and suggestions.

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