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How to add a second blog to a site? (7 posts)

  1. mrsspooky
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a blog site with the wordpress pages in the web root directory. I want to create a second blog accessable from the main page, in a tab.

    What I'm thinking I need to do is:

    1. Create a new database for the new blog
    2. Install wordpress into a a folder on my site
    3. Have that new wordpress install connect to the second database.
    4. Configure the look and feel of the new blog and start posting.

    My questions:

    1. Is the above correct, or am I making more work for myself?
    2. How would I create a tab on my main blog to link to the second blog?

    I suppose I COULD make a landing page when you first get to my site so you can select which blog one wants to read. I'm considering that option and the more I think of it, the more I like it.

    I've never done this before, so I'm not positive about what needs to be done. Any advice and/or assistance would be MOST appreciated!

    Thanks!

  2. You could try for WPMU. http://mu.wordpress.org/

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1. Is the above correct, or am I making more work for myself?

    you are correct
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_Multiple_Blogs

    2. How would I create a tab on my main blog to link to the second blog?

    get this plugin
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/page-links-to/

    basically create a page titled Blog - or whatever (will show on main navigation that way)
    and use this plugin to redirect it to your new blog

  4. mrsspooky
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Brilliant! Thanks so much!

  5. wtc223
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,
    I'm trying to add an additional wordpress installation to my site Harmonic Relaxation. I've followed the "installing multiple blogs" instructions as far as I can tell, copying wordpress files to a new sub-directory, creating a new database, and changing the new config file where needed.
    The problem is that when I go to the wordpress install page, or any other page in the new subdirectory, I get a 404 error from the existing wordpress install that resides in the root directory of the site.

    Any ideas on what I'm missing here?
    Tracy

  6. HCSdesigns
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just did what you did wtc223. what is the work around? I am trying to add a blog in a sub folder of a wordpress site that already uses the blog to organize products. I basically want a second blog.

    http://www.inlandassoc.com

    is the site

  7. dentalnow
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. I use the first blog functionality to keep a database, but want to install a second blog for use as a blog. I'm told that wordpress 3.0 allows us to use a second blog, but can't figure it out. I've searched these forums to no avail. Any advice would be helpful.

    http://www.dentalnowplan.com is the site.

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