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[resolved] multisite on my particular old installation? (4 posts)

  1. davydov-denis
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi all,

    I want to add another wordpress blog with a separate domain on the same host where I already run a wordpress blog for couple of years. Both are personal usage and will be administrated by me. Some plugins will be shared but effectively two sites are absolutely different and have different goals (one being portfolio + some blogging; another fully concentrated on blogging), themes will be different.

    For my current wordpress blog, general settings look something like:

    • wordpress address (URL): domain.com/wordpress/
    • site address domain.com
    • Front page displays: A static page; (Front page: home; Posts page: blog)

    WordPress is installed in /public_html/wordpress/.
    All permalinks are of type Month-name.

    At the end of the day, my static pages are: domain.com/page/subpage/,
    blog posts are available at domain.com/blog and each blog-post is domain.com/year/month/title.

    While adding another site I don't want to change any of those since these are on-line for several years.

    I guess I can either try a fresh install of wordpress into a another folder (e.g. public_html/wordpress2) or try a domain-type multisite.

    I am a bit confused by the codex:

    If you want to use a sub-domain install, you must install WordPress in the root of your webpath (i.e. domain.com) however it does not need to be installed in the root (i.e. /public_html/) if you choose to run WordPress from it's own directory.

    and

    WordPress must be installed in the root of your webfolder (i.e. public_html) for subdomains to work correctly. They will not work from within a subdirectory.

    and

    Giving WordPress its own directory works with Multisite as of 3.5, however you must make the 'own directory' changes before you activate Multisite.

    These look contradictory to me. Can some one please explain if I can/should go for a multisite setup or just install a second wordpress into a separate directory?

  2. effectively two sites are absolutely different and have different goals

    I guess I can either try a fresh install of wordpress into a another folder (e.g. public_html/wordpress2) or try a domain-type multisite.

    I would recommend you not use Multisite in this scenario. You are not creating a network of websites -- rather two that are completely different.

  3. The Codex needs a refresh.

    You CAN keep WP in it's own directory and use subdomains. I tested it on localhost.

    That said, I don't know if you want to use WP Multisite, for the reasons Patrick mentioned.

  4. davydov-denis
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks for your reply and advices.
    I went for the safest option and installed a second WP in a separate directory. Everything is up and running fine.

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