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  • Resolved chelle-mom


    I have been reading thro the codex and the forums and I understand that you modify the wp-config.php to create a separete “blog”.

    However, I also read that this modification needs to be done BEFORE the initial installation of WP. Is that correct? If I have running happily, I could not add now using the same database?

    I am a new learner so I apprecaite the paitence if this has been answered. I tried to understand it but need further clarification. Thanks

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  • For the second blog you need:
    – a separate installation of the WP files in their own directory, e.g. /blog2/
    – in the wp-config file change only the table prefix from wp_ to something else (e.g. second_ 🙂
    – then run the installation it as you did with the first one




    You can have as many WordPress blogs installed in the same database as you like. The database is just a container for the tables. As long as each blog has a distinct $table_prefix defined in wp-config.php, then there should be no problems at all.

    And yes, the $table_prefix needs to be defined in wp-config.php before you install your blogs.

    Ok just so I understand (and once again thank u for ur paitence)

    1.I would leave the orignal blog files alone.
    2.Make new directory for New Blog /blog2
    3. Before installing I go into the wp-config file and change it to ex. wonka_
    4. Place the modified wp files into the new directory
    5. Do the famous 5 minute install


    Thank You so much for sharing your knowledge!


    It seems to you got it right 🙂
    Good luck!

    Thanks so much!!!
    I will let you all know if it worked!
    You guys ROCK!

    w00t w000t!!!
    It totally worked!


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