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  • This could be a little complicated – please bear with me.

    I currently have a website (designed by me – very basic) hosted with

    Photography of Grace

    Also hosted on that server is my blog: Life in Orillia

    What I want to do is replace my current website (Photography of Grace) with another WordPress blog, though the blog design is similar to a website design. It’s just so much easier updating that than the website.

    I don’t want to remove my current website from the server until I know this is going to work, so anybody with some knowledge of how this works – I would appreciate your suggestions.

    I know that yahoo supports the stuff since I currently have a blog hosted there in a subdirectory. I’m not sure what version it is currently – I don’t remember if I’ve updated it (stupid I know).

    In the file manager for my yahoo website is a folder called “Orillia Blog” which is where all of the files were installed for the blog Life in Orillia. I link to it from my website’s main menu.

    In the main (root) directory is where the files reside for the POG website, as well as a folder called “wordpressblog” – that holds image files for one of my blogs. (I only mention it in case that folder title might be a problem).

    I guess what I need to know is:

    1. If I remove all the photography of grace files from the root directory and install the new to that root directory, will it have any affect of the Life in Orillia blog in that subdirectory?

    2) Is it possible to run the two blogs from the same server without causing issues between the two?

    3) Will the “wordpressblog” folder title cause problems?

    Though I know a little about website stuff, my website gets published through Microsoft FrontPage automatically, so I don’t know much about setting up the server.

    Any help would be appreciated.


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  • 1. I’d put WordPress in a folder (call it blog) and then after installed set Blog address (URL) to and put this index.php in your web-root folder:

    /* Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);

    2. Actually can use the wp-config.php from your other installation and just change the $table_prefix value to be something different.
    3. No.

    That’s wonderful – thanks so much for the help. I’ll be working on getting it up and running this week.

    You’re a peach!

    Oh, and don’t forget to backup database and files before starting (see WordPress Backups).

    oof…I read through the link but the php and database stuff…I really don’t get all of that.

    Yahoo has a “backup my site” function that I assume backs up everything from the root directory down. For now, I’ll just use that.

    My POG website (minus the Life in Orillia blog) is already backed-up in FrontPage and the data from that is stored in 2 places.

    I’m not too worried about the Life in Orillia blog – I have all the files from the original install stored on an external HD. Since I post to that from windows live writer I store a copy of all posts on the computer before I publish to the blog.

    Hopefully that will be enough.

    I’ve been a little nervous to go forward with this though, mainly because I’ve been reading through the Install forum and there have been quite a lot of people having problems with version 2.7.1.

    I thought about using the version I initially downloaded for my other blog, but it’s something like 2.3.

    Anyway, thank you again for taking the time to help. Much appreciated.

    I’d be installing 2.7.1. With each version of WordPress you will see users with problems, but 2.7.1 is widely used with success.

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