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  • I have a Blog aready setup and running on one of the servers I own. I should preface by saying I self host the server, (it sits right under my desk). I am the admin of my server. It is running Windows 2003 and WordPress 3.1.3. I can configure the server directly.

    I would like to add another blog or 2. The blog I currently created and host is title for example blogdomain2.com. The addional blogs would have different domains. For example: blogdomain2.com and blogdomain3.com. There is no issue for me to configure or setup different domains.

    My question is, how do I setup/configure additional WordPress blogs on the same server? Do I need to use a completely different WordPress setup? I would imagine I would need a new folder for each of the additional WordPress blogs. Do I need a completely different database setup?

    Thanks for any and all help

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  • I just realized that the second paragraph above does not make sense. Let me try that again.

    I would like to add another blog or 2. The blog I currently created and host is titled for example blogdomain1.com. The addional blogs would have different domains. For example: blogdomain2.com and blogdomain3.com. There is no issue for me to configure or setup different domains.

    YOu can set up multiple WordPress installs…

    or

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    Also helpful

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

    And finally, if your server is open to the public please upgrade your WP version. Your current version is out of date and insecure! 🙂

    Thanks Rev

    I am not quite clear what you are saying in your post. You stated, “You can set up multiple WordPress installs…”. Good to know. However, then you say, “Or”?

    With regards to upgrading my WP. You are correct. I am very aware that my current version is out of date and possibly unsecure. No the server is not open to the public. It is my sole server. I am always hesitant to upgrade WP as typically upgrades fail. And, trying to recover from a failed install of WP can be quite challenging and frustrating.

    I was giving 2 options

    You can make a folder, install WP, make a folder, install wp…. etc. Many WP installs (each does need it’s own folder)

    Or, you can look at the create a network option. That sllows you to set up many WP ‘sites’ using 1 installation. Normally it works in subdomain or subfolder, so each new site becomes

    blog1.domain.com or domain.com/blog1

    But with the plugin I linked, you can route full domains to network sites

    I did check out the network option. It was about as clear as mud.

    Ok, so I can install many WP installs, each to its own folder. Do I need seperate DB instances for each?

    As an FYI, I also just tried updating my WP to the current version and it failed as it does typically.

    I believe you can run multiple WP in the same DB, as long as you use a different prefix for each during installation

    The multisite thing is a bit difficult at first to understand. Google may have tutorials which are more readily understandable by the layperson.

    The advantage of multisite/network is that you only have to bother with one install, but whatever works out for you is best eh!

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