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  • Hi there

    I’m in the processing of putting together a blog which is not finished yet but located at

    I also need to set up a second WordPress site (business focused) the URL for which will be It looks like the domain is now pointing where it should be but I have no idea how to access WordPress or whether I need to download it again or whether I need to speak to the hosting company. I presume it will differ to the set up?

    Can someone advise on this? It’s my first time using WordPress 🙂



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  • Charity, there are two things you should consider.

    The first option is to run Multisite with Domain mapping which would allow you to have more than one site running on the same WordPress installation. It’s fairly labo intensive and may not be worth the trouble if your long term plans are to run less than a handful of sites.

    The other thing would be to install WordPress again as you mentioned. Who is your host? I imagine they can point you in the right direction for the easiest way to install wp on their system. Of course you can always download it from and run through the 5 minute install yourself.

    good luck

    Hey PODcast,

    Yes, you will have to create a database and install WordPress for your new site. I’m not familiar with Blue Host but most of these hosts provide Fantastico or something similar to do this.

    Personally I don’t recommend installing with these tools because they’re often be behind the curve in terms of the latest version of software ( to mention only one reason) and you most certainly want the latest version of WordPress (3.5).

    You are better off reading the Installing WordPress document. Although it may seem a bit overwhelming at first it really is fairly simple and you will gain more insight into WordPress that will help you down the road.


    Thank you both.

    I’m not sure about some of this (new to WordPress) but I can check with Bluehost too. I’ll read through all the Installing WordPress blurb, it sounds like the simplest thing may be to download it again once I’ve read everything.

    I won’t be running any more than these two sites – for some time at least anyway 🙂


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