two sites one wordpress (4 posts)

  1. moovin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi all,
    i am about to start a site but i know it will only be up for a short while because as soon as it's done, i need to start on a newer site that has shop capabilities. i've researched quite a bit but it's difficult to find any forum answer discussing exactly this senario.

    i was thinking i would put the first site in a folder called site.com/2012 and the second, in one called site.com/2013. i'm under the impression that i can do a single install of wordpress which would sit in site.com but i'm struggling with how to set it up and make it function. i think i'd like the databases to be separate and i also don't want to see the 2012 or 2013 in my url's

    so am i on the right track? and does anyone know where i can find simple to follow instructions? [more simple than the codex].

    thank you. Graham.

  2. kjodle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Install WP in each directory (2012 and 2013) with separate databases.

    Point 2012 to your root directory. (See http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory)

    Set the blog in 2013 to "private" (ignored by most search engines).

    When the 2013 is ready to roll out, delete the 2012 blog and point the 2013 blog to your root directory. Delete the other database.

  3. moovin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks so much kjodle,
    i've successfully installed in 2012 and will install in 2013 when i'm ready to begin that one. thank you so much. thanks also for Morten's course on wp at lynda.com which will get any beginners up and running.
    regards, Graham.

  4. kjodle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have seen lynda.com before.

    It's a pity that they charge, because everything there is pretty much available in these forums or on YouTube, but you can't beat their organization. Everything is so easy to find, it's worth it if you can afford it.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic