I already have a blog which is installed in a sub folder and with its .htaccess and index.php in the root of my host. My host allows me to run multiple websites with my single host account and I added a second domain as an addon domain.

My problem is, I am having trouble to run my second blog using the addon domain. I tried installing it in separate folder and I can access it with www.addondomain.com/foldername/, but cannot access it from www.addondomain.com.

How can I do that? I tried changing the wordpress site URL from the dashboard.

  • It looks like your addondomain is parked on top of your main domain? However, add-on domains usually point at subdomains of the main domain (which themselves point to sub folders). In which case www.addondomain.com/foldername/ wouldn't be possible if /foldername is a directory off the document root of the main domain. Is this how it is setup? Did you use the addondomain when installing Wordpress?
    – MrWhite
    Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 19:27
  • W3d, I use the add-on domain to install the second wordpress. I added the add-on domain directed to sub-folder of the document root. I think,the better way to acheive what I am trying to do is to use the Wordpress network?
    – yibe
    Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 19:45

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It sounds like you dumped your Wordpress files into a sub folder of the root folder you pointed your new addon domain to in the host. You should take a closer look cause that sounds like what's going on. Good luck.


I learnt some leasons through the hard way! I hope, some more people may happen to attempt what I have been trying to do and I am sharing here what I experienced.

I have been trying to create two wordpress blogs like www.myblog1.com and www.myblog2.com from one wordpress install located in a sub-folder(not at the document root). As indicated here, it is not possible to create network of Sub-domain based blogs like www.myblog1.com while the wordpress install is in a sub-folder. I can only create path based blogs like www.myblog1.com/blog/ while the wordpress install is in a sub-folder.

I re-installed the wordpress at the document root and setup it for multisite following the procedures indicated at here

Again, Any attempt to convert an existing stand alone wordpress blog must be done after a careful backup of the existing blog. I run in a situation of having no access to my blog but, I started my work with full back of my wordpress. The backup saved my day.

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