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[Resolved] Can I have two wordpress installs with only one "active"?

  • I have a wordpress site working well. I don’t want to mess with it at all. However, I feel the need to begin work on a new one to replace this one someday. My current site is in a folder under my root directory and I have been told that I can add a new folder in File manager under my root dir and place a second install of wp into that folder? (my server uses “simple scripts”)

    I only want one site active at one time, under my one domain. The second install is to create a new, different site, with a different theme, its own plugins, gallery of images, etc. As far as content, I will copy and past text from the old as needed. I am in no rush. Once it is completed, I will then place my “pointer” to that site and replace my current site. I want to keep the one domain I have. Just want the option to build a new house before moving into it.

    Is this possible, and will this second install have a new login id and password? I want to keep things totally separate.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Is this possible, and will this second install have a new login id and password?

    Yes. And yes. 🙂

    cool:) thanks.

    anything I need to be wary of?

    Indexing by bots. Use robots.txt or wordpress configurable to not allow google index your test site, else it will get duplicated.

    great tip. had forgot about that. thanks!

    do a lot of people do this? my searches showed a lot more about setting up multilple sites on different domains, or sub-domains. you can’t really have two sites on one domain, can you?

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    You can put a separate install in a sub-directory and yes, lots of people do it. See:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    You can – Checklist:
    1) Have different databases
    2) Have it in different subfolders
    3) Prevent indexing or access to unwanted folders/site

    so I could actually have something like mywebsite.com and then also have mywebsite.com/blog at the same time with two separate installs? very interesting.

    I will probably go with my original intention for now since I just want to create a new .org site and then replace the old one with it when it is complete, but that is good to know for future reference.

    I appreciate all the help. I will leave this topic open for a bit to see if anyone wants to comment, but I think I am good:)

    oops. I didn’t think when I posted the my site thing. wasn’t trying to create an ad.

    WPyogi

    @wpyogi

    Forum Moderator

    No problem – you didn’t. And yes, that’s exactly how it works.

    great!

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