[resolved] Multiple installations help? (6 posts)

  1. Mohit
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Os: windows
    Wamp server

    I have installed wordpress and working on a theme. But i feel the need of accessing another fully functional theme.

    I made changes in the prefix while setting config.php file. Now what do I need to do to add second installation?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just install another copy of WordPress in another folder. I have about 5 or 6 installs running locally at any one time.

  3. Mohit
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You mean just another folder in www directory. What about database?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You mean just another folder in www directory.


    What about database?

    That's up to you. You can re-use the same database with a different table prefix but I just create a new database for each install. That keeps everything nice & tidy.

  5. Greg_DBA
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am thinking along your lines ESMI. I have spent the last three days trying to get a localhost mulitsite working and I keep running into brick walls - the last wall the perennial "host/subfolder1/wp-admin.php not found on this server" and tried various solutions with various results. This is getting too hard.

    I believe in the KISS principal however that said I don't want to give in too easily either. It seems that there are specific issues with localhost / WAMP installations using multisite configurations.

    I have achieved MySites admin page and that's it = 404.

    So. Back to basics and install separate wp installs for each site including Databases - after all they are only a few Kbs in size.

    I hope this post, along with those above, informs other users to draw a line in the sand. I can't waste any more time on this.

    Catch you in the soup people :-)

  6. cr4u
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Newbie. Having similar problems, cannot see a simple way to run multiple sites/installs.Then further problems when going from local installs to live site.
    Is it just easier to develop a live site using a "junkdomain.com". When the site if functional, use the duplicator plugin to copy it to "mynewdomain.com" ? Then use the old site as a template for the next new site?

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