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Setting up a second blog (5 posts)

  1. lschlesinger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've had one WordPress blog for a long time; now I'd like to set up another using the same core software, but a different theme and content. I've tried to accomplish this with Virtual Multiblog, WP Hive, and the new network version, and struck out each time.

    My WordPress install (that is, index.php and all the wp-* directories) is in my top-level directory (public_html).

    My current blog is at example.us. I want the new blog to live at new1.example.us. Using cPanel I've created a new1 subdomain, and my hosting provider has added a wildcard entry for my domain.

    The WordPress network software install went fine, and using the Sites entry on the SuperAdmin menu I created a new1 site. But when I try to visit the site, I get an empty directory listing.

    I also tried WP Hive. It too installed fine, and created the site, but when I click "Install Site," I get that empty directory listing.

    I'm sure I'm missing some vital little step or not understanding something important. Can anyone help, please?

  2. dentsadventure
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am having the exact same problem! My second blog is http://www.dentsenglishadventure.com. I got the email from SimpleScripts with the WordPress links to my blog and the admin site, but when I click on the links I just get "sponsored listings." Help, please!

  3. lschlesinger:

    Using cPanel I've created a new1 subdomain, and my hosting provider has added a wildcard entry for my domain.

    Get rid of the new1 subdomain. If you have the WildCard entry, you DO NOT need to have the defined subdomain.

    dentsadventure - Your linked site there is up and running. What's not right?

  4. lschlesinger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ipstenu, thanks for the advice. I removed the subdomain and removed my previous attempts to create new1.example.us. I also set my site options to allow logged-in users to create new sites. I was then able to create new1.example.us - or so the software reported. Now when I try to visit new1.example.us, or use WP Hive to Install Site there, I get taken to http://example.us/wp-signup.php?new=new1, which tells me I'm already a member of new1.example.us, but also says "The site you were looking for, http://new1.example.us/ does not exist, but you can create it now!" That's a dead end - I can't do anything constructive.

  5. lschlesinger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Update: I backed out and uninstalled all the changes and plugins I had been trying, and deleted all the added tables from the database. I went through the installation procedure again from scratch, this time using subdirectories, and now have a working second blog.

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