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  • TAB


    I am responsible for two wordpress blogs hosted on the the same server, but I would like each blog to have its own domain. So currently, I have Blog 1 ( hosted on on the root of the server and Blog 2 ( hosted on a folder on the server (

    I also have the domain name for Blog 2 ( forwarded automatically to

    Does anyone know how I can customise Blog 2 so that all of its permalinks display as in the address bar rather than which it currently does.


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  • brockangelo


    This is how I have mine setup, though my host makes it easy. I have ipowerweb, running “vDeck”, and it allows Domain Pointing to a folder inside my shared hosting. I have five domains all in their own folder. It is very much like your setup, except I also put my “blog1” into its own folder as well to keep it all the same.

    So, just to clarify, it looks like this: = = =

    Depending on your configuration, there are probably a few ways you could do it. You might try these links to get you started:



    Thanks for the links, I’ve used them and this one ( as a guide and here’s what I did:

    1. Used phpmyadmin to edit the site in the wp_options section of the wordpress database to
    2. Logged into Blog to and changed the URL in the admin options from to

    Posts within Blog 2 load with the URL which is exactly what I wanted BUT all the styling is gone, it’s just text and images.

    Any idea what could be wrong?



    You can not change those values arbitrarily…
    There are two URI values stored in the database: home and site_url. One of them (site_url) has to point where the physical location of your WP install is. Otherwise it cannot find the stylesheet in your theme folder.

    But for having the install in a different place and the display in another – you need to go through this:
    WARNING! Since your problem is related to how domains are added to your hosting account… it might not work as expected.

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