Want to create another blog on the same domain? Here’s how:
It’s actually very easy to create a new blog as a directory, or as a sub-domain.
My advice to you would be to actually create your new blog as a sub domain if you think there’s any chance that you might use it for pa1d blogging services, or that you might want to monetize it in some other way.
Some affiliate sites only accept new sites that are on their own domain which means blog.mydomain.com and mydomain.com are acceptable, but mydomain.com/blog is not. So, prior to setting up a new blog on a domain that already has a website or blog on it – think about how you will use the site in the future.
So it’s up to you, but if I was doing it all over again I’d create sub-domains. I have a number of blogs on my Feverishthoughts.com domain. I’ve actually purchased new domains that I plan to move the current /blog blogs over to once the new domains have aged and gained some page rank.
So I’ll tell you how to make a blog as a directory, as in mydomain.com/blog first:
Let’s assume that your webhost has c-panel and that you’ll be using C-panel to work with your domain and installations.
So … assuming you have C-panel
1. Log into your web host and get to your C-panel
2. In C-panel you’ll see an icon for Fantatico
3. Click on Fantastico and on the right hand side you’ll see a list of different types of programs that you can automatically install onto your domain.
4. Look for blogs and select WordPress
5. If you have a current installation that you installed through Fantastico that will be listed on the right hand side, just above that you’ll see a link that says new Installation and it will look something like this:
New Installation (2.1.3)
Disk space required: 3.73 MB
Disk space available: 248167.5 MB
6. Click on the new installation link and you’ll be taken to the first of three WP installation pages
7. If you have more than one domain on your account you might see a drop down list – if you have this select which domain you’d like to install a new WordPress blog on. (** if you’ve made a sub-domain for your new blog it will be in this list **)
8. Install in directory
– Leave empty to install in the root directory of the domain (access example: http://domain/).
– Enter only the directory name to install in a directory (for http://domain/name/ enter name only). This directory SHOULD NOT exist, it will be automatically created!
9. Once you’ve selected the domain or sub-domain that you want to install your new blog on you’ll see an empty box beside the words Install Directory – if you want your blog to be in the root of the domain (like your current blog- but you can’t do that with this new one because you have a blog there already!) you’d leave it blank.
Start thinking about the search engines and how the spiders will see your site NOW. Don’t name your new blog’s directory – blog or blog2. Please think of a name for the directory that describes what your site is about. For example for my directory blogs I’ve named the directories Garden for my gardening blog, Celebrity for my celeb blog and so on. Now the search engines know immediately what the posts on the blog will be able because the main keyword for the site will be in every single url.
10. Follow the rest of the directions adding an email address, admin name and password to complete the installation. within minutes you’ll be finished.
Earlier I was suggesting that it might be better to put your new blog on a sub-domain instead of a /directory.
For this you would go into C-panel – assuming that you have C-panel and click on the icon that says Subdomain.
Once you get into the subdomain area you’ll see
_________________ your domain or drop down list of domains ADD
Fill in the blank box with the name of you want to use for your subdomain.
Then select your domain. If you only have one domain you’ll only see mydomain.com in the next box
After that all you have to do is click on the word ADD and you’ll create a subdomain that might be called:
Once you’ve created your subdomain go back to the main C-panel page, click on Fantastico and follow the directions that I gave you above but in step 8 you would select your subdomain from the drop-down list and leave the directory name box blank if you want to install into the root directory of your new subdomain so that your blog will work simply as myblog.mydomain.com
Once you get started with this I’m sure you’ll find that it’s all very easy. Especially now that you have some instructions to use.