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[resolved] Need to add a second site to my account (11 posts)

  1. im1dermike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I created a WordPress website a couple years ago hosted by DreamHost. Frankly, I forget how I did a lot of stuff :P. I now want to create another site (with a different domain, etc.) under my same account. How can I achieve this?

    Is this what I want?
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why would you want a Multisite install? Why not just install another copy of WordPress under the new domain name?

  3. im1dermike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why? Because I don't know what I'm doing. :P

    So I can just go through the same one-click routine with my host for a second WordPress site?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes but you will need to be careful where you install the second copy of WordPress on your hosting account. Does the new domain name already have its own folder?

  5. im1dermike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In WordPress or Dreamhost?

  6. im1dermike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you write out the steps I'd need to execute in order to accomplish what I'm going for? I'd really appreciate it.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In Dreamhost.

  8. im1dermike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry for my unfamiliarity... What area of Dreamhost's site am I looking for a new directory for my second site?

    FYI I already registered my second domain on Dreamhost, but did nothing further.

  9. Elan Technosys
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to add that domain to your hosting account if you already done that then just install wordpress on your new domain folder on your hosting account.

  10. WP Sites - Brad Dalton
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Create an addon domain for your second site and install WordPress to the directory folder which is created when you create an addon domain

    If you want to install WordPress in a sub domain or sub directory, create that directory first under Domains in cPanel and install WordPress there using fantastico deluxe or simple scripts

    If your web host doesn't offer any of these 2 installation scripts, install WordPress manually

  11. im1dermike
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Doh! It was easier than I was making it out to be, although Dreamhost's one-click-install interface wasn't really intuitive. I had the domain already setup. I just needed to install WordPress to that domain.

    Thanks for your help guys!

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