[resolved] WordPress as CMS for root with blog at /blog (7 posts)

  1. eable
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I installed WP in my root directory. I'm using it as a CMS for the main site, with WP "Pages" for most of the content. I'd like a blog and its content to show up at /blog. How do I do that?

    I am not a programmer and may not understand right off the bat, but I am also not afraid of tackling something that is unfamiliar to me.


  2. Christopher J. Hradil
    Posted 9 years ago #

    create a directory called blog, set appropriate permissions, copy all reqd' wp files there, do another wp install, using the same db as the 'main' site - you'll just need to set a different db table prefix in wp-config.php, don't forget to create .htaccess and set correct permissions in /blog as well.

    good luck, it should be pretty easy.

  3. eable
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for your speedy reply, chradil. I thought of that, but I am hoping to be able to do it within the same install, so that I can move or copy things between the blog and the main site.

    I see a lot of sites that use WP for blogging set up this way. I wonder -- how many are using two separate installs?

  4. celiakyle
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use the following plugin to accomplish what you're describing:

    Home Page Control

    It does exactly what you're describing without the need for a secondary install. I've utilized the plugin on several websites without a problem.


  5. eable
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh happy day.

    I saw the Home Page Control plugin before, but didn't give it a try because the plugin's home page says

    This plugin is not necessary if you are using WordPress version 2.1+

    Now that I've actually tried it, I see that the plugin adds one more feature than WP 2.1+. I can now set up a WP "Page" at /blog and use Home Page Control to tell WP to put the blog stuff there.

    Thank you!!

  6. peiqinglong
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WordPress Mu would resolve the issue as the blog is located via /blog/ or you could even create another WP blog, but I think this suggestion might be too drastic, kinda like fishing with dynamite.

  7. eable
    Posted 9 years ago #

    LOL peipinglong. I downloaded WP MU and came to the same conclusion. First I'll get to know WP better. I can always consider fun with dynamite later.

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