First off let me apologize if this is already posted elsewhere, I searched but was unable to find a solution
I am somewhat new to coding/wordpress...
I decided to switch over both my business and hobby website to wordpress sites. I have Godaddy hosting and installed the hobby site first in a folder, set it up, redirected... running perfectly fine
I then installed another wordpress database into the root folder with the goal of running both sites independently. Set-up, installation... all went fine. However, soon as I set permalinks for the primary site, the hobby site (in the folder) crashed
I contacted godaddy. Their only suggestion was to edit the web.config file to give a more detailed error message (original was just a 500 error)
I did some 'experimenting' of my own. It appears that the ONLY issue is permalinks. When I take it off, both sites work, when I set the primary site to permalinks, the hobby site crashes.
Another temporary fix (minutes really) was to edit the web.config file, however I cannot do that on a regular basis
My 'conclusion' is that the hobby site tries to pull its data from the folder, but gets confused when it finds similar files in the root folder, and crashes.
I did research for the past few days. One suggestion (for a similar problem) was to change the 'wp_' name. I did that, but didn't know where to take it from there given that both databases are already installed.
If anyone can please point me to a solution, for example HOW to tell the first 'database' that it is unique, as in what designation to change and in which folders to ensure they don't confuse each other. I would greatly appreciate it.
HTTP Error 500.50 - URL Rewrite Module Error.
Error Code 0x800700b7
Config Error Cannot add duplicate collection entry of type 'rule' with unique key attribute 'name' set to 'wordpress'
Config File \\?\D:\Hosting\7424368\html\magicbyleah\web.config
Requested URL http://magicbyleah.com:80/magicbyleah/
Physical Path D:\Hosting\7424368\html\magicbyleah\
8: <rule name="wordpress" patternSyntax="Wildcard">
9: <match url="*"/>
Obviously the 'easy' solution is to NOT use permalinks, but I don't want that. I want my page titles and URL to say what it is, to be easily found... I am planning on putting alot of time/effort/money into this site as a business and don't want this 'technicality' holding me back
Thank you in advance for any support, advice, or help you can offer