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More than one blog (8 posts)

  1. lugopt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,
    Last week I downloaded WordPress 2.0.2 and created my first blog. It's great. Congratulations to all developers.

    Now, my wife wants a blog too, so I would like to ask you if I need to create a separate installation of WordPress in a new database or if I can use the infrastruture and add one more blog?

    Many Thanks,
    Lugo

  2. devilmaycry
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think you would have to create a seperate blog just for your wife. Or if you and her don't mind sharing, you could always ask her to register an account on your blog and promote her to administrator status so she can create her own posts.

  3. lugopt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thank you devilmaycry.

    Just as I thought: to have two different blogs we will need two differente databases and program directories.

    Thanks,
    Lugo

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can get by with one database for 2 blogs by adjusting the prefix in wp_config.php to ensure they don't both have the same prefix.

  5. deibeneficio
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    this sounds dumb, but what is the "prefix" and what should it be changed to?

  6. dhkeller
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    When you upload the "wp-config.php" file into the second installation, change the "$table_prefix" (default is "wp_") to something else. Everything else stays the same.

    The database tables associated with your original install will all start with "wp_" .... the tables for your wife's blog (the new install) will need a new prefix. Anything you want, really....

    Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php

  7. t510
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    if you have 2 blogs on the same DB can they have different themes?

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @t510,
    definitely, yes! The two blogs - provided they "live" in separate tables with different prefixes (see above) - have nothing in common. Each of them has to have its own WP files installed in different directories and separate tables.

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