How can I install a development blog (where I test my programming, hidden from my visitors, on a different data base)
I tried to install an additional instance of WordPress on my server.
Maybe I messed up, because I put it in the /wp-admin/ dir of my other installation (I did this so people wouldn't find my development blog, since I could easily add that dir to my forbidden dirs in robots.txt.)
The problem I got was a infinite redirection loop.
So I uninstalled the blog and removed the database.
I tried in another directory, but still get the same infinite redirection loop (error message in my browser).
1. How can I install a second blog?
A related issue:
I want to use a multisite installation, using sub directories. My blog is older than one month. But I most definitely DON'T want to change all my URLs with the /blog/ slug that WordPress ads when you have a multisite in folders. That is death for my SEO efforts.
If/when I could have a multisite in folders without the /blog/ then I guess I could just have a development blog as a blog in that network (but of course I would have to use the same database, which might not be as safe as using a completely different installation with its own database).
2. When will WordPress allow multisite (in folders) without adding the /blog/ slug?
I've been waiting a year now, but of course I wouldn't complain as WordPress is awesome in all other ways except this detail and it is free!
3. If the /blog/ is never removed, can I use a multisite installation and just ignore my main installation and move my current blog to a new blog, for which I chose the URL I currently have?
I would just simply ignore the main blog in /blog/ and not link to it from anywhere.
So to summarize, I want a separate development blog installation and change my current installation to multisite subfolders, but without the /blog/, can I do this? If so, how?