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  • Resolved femijeffery


    Hi everyone, am trying to install another wordress blog into my local server, in order to have a totally different blog from the one I had installed before. As it is right now, I have placed the new wordpress folder with a different name into the htdoc folder on the same level with my previously installed blog. The problem now is that the browser based installation that I did before isn’t the same again. Am now required to supply the following information:
    Database name
    Database user name
    Database Password etc.
    Pls help suggest way/s I can successfully implement it without having any connection with the other blog’s database information. Thanks in advance.

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  • Moderator bcworkz


    The cleanest thing to do would be to create a new database in your hosting cPanel. It will have it’s own name, password, etc.

    It may be possible to use the same database as long as the prefix you specify in wp-config.php is unique, but you are limited to how many connections you can have to a DB, so this scheme is flawed in a few ways.

    There is a way to have multiple blogs, all in the same DB, with no chance of data getting mixed up. Setup your current installation as a Multisite WordPress installation.

    Thanks man, m grateful for your help. i work locally, and i now have the privilege of working with more than one site on my local machine by simply creating a separate DB with its DB name, user name and password which i in turn supply into the wp-config-sample.php. Now i can create multiple web projects on a single machine.

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