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One DB for Two Blogs? (5 posts)

  1. efpeterson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi folks,

    I'm creating a site that has an English translation and an Arabic translation. I want to create an English blog under one subdomain and the Arabic under another. However, the content really doesn't need to be translated because it's picture based, so I want both to pull from the same database.

    Can I do that just by installing one blog and then using the same database information for the second so they both pull from one?

  2. Use the same database name, login and password, but manually change the table prefixes in wp-config.php for before each install so each doesn't overwrite the other's tables. See Editing wp-config.php « WordPress Codex

    /**
     * WordPress Database Table prefix.
     *
     * You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique
     * prefix. Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
     */
    $table_prefix  = 'wp_';
  3. efpeterson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks SongDog,

    So let's say my current tables' prefixes are "wp_", should I put "wp1_" or something similar?

  4. That would work, or change the whole prefix to english_wp_ and arabic_wp_ or something like that.

  5. efpeterson
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmm...just did that but the new installation of WordPress isn't picking anything up from the database.

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