I’m here mainly because my host has told me they can’t help me further with my issue.
I have a domain, seventh-star.net that I would like to run WordPress on, so that when people visit seventh-star.net (just that, no other directories or subdomains), they see the WordPress site I want to create.
I already have several other WP blogs installed in the following places:
The “directory” that actually exists and holds all the WordPress files is “indigo,” while all the others are symlinks.
I asked my host to create a new symlink for seventh-star.net to get the WordPress files from the indigo directory, but what it did was break ALL my other subdomains/directory sites, so if someone visited seventh-star.net/bea, say, it wouldn’t work: it would look like the main WordPress install, but with a 404 error.
I thought this might be because of the Pretty Permalinks, but I tried using ALL of them, and they all resulted in a 404; my host said it’s because the way WordPress wants to load my blog and the way the permalinks work, it looks for seventh-star.net/bea and other sites (WordPress or not) INSIDE the indigo directory, where obviously they don’t exist.
They scrapped the original .htaccess file and made a backup, and so now I’m back to Square One:
1 – Anyone visiting seventh-star.net/atw or seventh-star.net/indigo sees the WordPress install screen, instead of the already-installed sites.
2 – Anyone visiting seventh-star.net gets redirected to the indigo’s WP install screen
3 – seventh-star.net/chixflix works, for some reason, even though again, it’s just a symlink, not an actual directory. So it’s not like I have a special .htaccess file in there that is overriding the one in the indigo or atw “directories” — they’re all the same. It may be overriding the one in the site root (my public_html folder), though.
What can I do to get all my sites working properly? I want four WordPress blogs, and all of them presently have a database made with content in it:
1 – seventh-star.net/atw, which has been around for a while
2 – seventh-star.net/indigo, which only has a theme and some minor content set, otherwise nothing
3 – seventh-star.net/chixflix, which is working just fine and I want it to stay that way
4 – seventh-star.net, which has nothing except a theme and some links.
Your help understanding all this would be much appreciated!