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Not able to get 2nd blog to format same as first blog (8 posts)

  1. arika
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have finally managed to get two blogs on my website. I want both of the blogs to have the same theme so that if I make changes to one everything will update accordingly.

    I had the two blogs added via two installations. It seems like this is the reason why I cannot get the blogs to be under the same format. So, I went in and deleted the second installion but now I just get an index page with a parent directory link.

    I tried to go in and add a second wp-config file but I dont know where to add it exactly. Plus I dont understand what I have to change.

    I think this is the section I have to change. Under DB_name can I just add mysite_com/2ndblog?? and then $table_prefix change that to wp_xxx2ndblog??
    '
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'mysite_com/'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'XXXXX'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'XXXXX'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'mysql.mysite.com'); // ...and the server MySQL is running on

    $table_prefix = 'wp_xxxx_'; '

    Any guidance would be appreciate. I hope to not have to just manually make all the changes every time. Thank you all!

  2. arika
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    anyone have and suggestions?

  3. geezerd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Don't use 2 blog installs, just use Multi-site

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

  4. Reuben Gunday
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you delete the index.php file in your current wordpress installation?

  5. arika
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    no I did not delete the index.php file. Was I supposed to? Sorry for the time difference we are stationed overseas.

  6. arika
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Geezerd,
    I have gone through that multi-site thing over and over again. I followed all the steps to a tee. The site shows up and works fine but I want it to have the same theme as my first blog. I understand that I can just add the theme and stuff but from things I read it can be identical without me having to create the whole site twice. Plus in the future if I make changes I dont want to have to make them over and over again.

  7. arika
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I uninstalled everything and reinstalled it and it seems to work now.

  8. geezerd
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Multi-site install?

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