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    discusses creating two separate blogs which share one database. I have used the solution presented there of using one database with two options tables. I have one blog setup using:

    and the other:

    The home page for each one works perfectly. The content is the same and the links are all within their respective directories. The /us/ site furthermore works fine–all subsequent pages work.

    The /uk/ site, however, doesn’t work. Once you view a page beyond the home page (any page it seems) the links all revert back to the /us/ site.

    In the admin site for /uk/ I see:

    WordPress address (URI):

    Blog address (URI):

    and in /us/ I see both values as:

    so I am a bit puzzled as to why the /uk/ site is not working.

    The wp-config files match for each blog and the wp-settings file has one change, for the uk site, that being this line:

    $wpdb->options = $table_prefix . ‘ukoptions’;

    where in the us site it’s:

    $wpdb->options = $table_prefix . ‘options’;

    Anyone have any ideas as to what’s going wrong?

    I tried to debug it and I added an ‘echo’ to wp-config in the uk blog and the home page shows it, but the subsequent pages do NOT show it. Their url is /uk/, yet the echo doesn’t show up.


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  • You don’t touch the wp-settings file; you have to modify this line in the wp-config file for each install:
    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single database.
    $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'

    If one is ukstuff_ make the other usstuff_.

    Perhaps I wasn’t clear. I don’t want the content of the blogs (i.e. the entries) to be unique. I want both to have precisely the same data, just to reside in two different directories.

    Changing $table_prefix will create two separate blog content table sets, which is not what I want.

    I want an exact replica of the /us/ blog to be in the /uk/ directory.


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