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two wordpress sites - one database

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2012-03-20 11:30 am EST

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I know from reading online that you can have two separate wordpress sites utilize the same database.... my question is how do you make this happen.

I understand needing to have the second sites tables use a prefix so they dont interfere with the original sites tables, but how do i do this?

Any links to tutorials or advice would be awesome - wordpress has a bit about this on their site, but they are pretty vague.

*note the original site ( is already up and running, i am trying to add a second blog site.

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Tim S.
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2012-03-20 11:48 am EST
Hi jrulle,

Thanks for posting your question. I'm more than happy to assist you. What you're referring to is called a WordPress "MultiSite" or MS. It used to be called WordPress MU. While we don't have any documentation on setting up WordPress MS, here's a link to their official documentation:

Setting up WordPress MultiSite

This will allow you to manage both WordPress site's from one admin dashboard as well.

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S

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