I have searched for a solution to my problem in the WP forums so I'd very much appreciate you input to my situation (and thank you in advance!):
I want to install a separate, second blog within my domain. My initial blog is installed within a subdomain and when I set itcup I I copied index.php and .htaccess to the root directory of my server to make it work (per WP's instructions).
I created a new subdomain for my second blog and I decided to create a new SQL database and separate WP install.
I read the forums and the oft-quoted Installing Multiple Blogs codex, most attempts at multiple WP installations seek to use one database.
I have found that although my first blog continues to "work" when linked from the primary domain (blog.com) the second blog (blog.com/blog2) won't work - I get a blank screen. This is despite the fact I ensured that blog2 has its' own index.php and of course, custom wp-congfig file for the second database.
How can I get both blogs to work? I still want my primary blog to work from the primary URL, and the second blog to be invoked when the subdomain is entered.
I am quite confident the issue is the index.php file in the root (that's necessary to get my primary blog to invoke); if I edit that file to direct to blog.com/blog2, then the second blog functions and the primary blog crashes. There must be a way to edit index.php to make both function. Or ...it's possible that .htaccess is to blame here but I don't understand its functionality.
Index.php in the root seems to be what's messing things up here, but you have to have it - can anyone suggest what to do here?