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  • Let me start with the fact that I am new to WP.

    I have installed 3 copies of WP to support 3 separate blogs. Each is installed in a separate directory under the root with obviously diff. names for each. I am hosting at The blog installed 1st and assigned to the primary domain is working fine/no issues. I have modified the General Setting and copied and modified the index.php file to the root so it is the default content for the primary domain.

    The other 2 blogs do not seem to load properly (no background loads, only HTML) and when I try and access Admin Screens I get a 404 error from Apache and not the WP 404 message. The 2 affected domain names have their root set to the individual WP directory for each rather than the root. I have tried coming in at the primary domain name ( and referencing the directory for each directly as well as using the individual blog names with the directory specified ( No luck.

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  • In case it is not clear NONE of the WP instances were installed in root directory. Thanks – Steve

    Well I took another path and used a shared DB. I tried instructions on forum and video but it failed with a 404 error on /wp-admin/install.php when it tried to create new WP blog. Apparently the godaddy installer does not leave that file in the directory so I uploaded it into directory and tried again. This time success.

    I still have no idea why the multiple installations with mult. DBs would not work. At least for the momnent I have 3 blogs all hosted on same site with a shared DB.

    Glad to hear you had success! Since you’ve changed things in your account, it would be too late to determine what the problem was, but next I would check what I would check for next time are the rewrite rules/redirection (in the .htaccess or in the php.ini).

    We do remove the install.php on completion of installation in Hosting Connection. This is what is recommended by WordPess.

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