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nate stiverson
nate stiverson
1,957 Points

Do I need multiple instances of WordPress downloaded?

Do I need to download/install a separate instance of WordPress for each domain that I have?

2 Answers

James Gill
James Gill
Courses Plus Student 34,935 Points

Nate,

No. If you're managing multiple WordPress sites, the best bet is WordPress Multisite. Many hosting providers have this option, so you don't always have to install WordPress again--you might be able to install Multisite "into" your existing WP install.

The Codex explains Multisite here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

A few other tutorials: http://premium.wpmudev.org/manuals/wpmu-manual-2/wordpress-wordpress-mu-and-wordpress-multisite/ http://mashable.com/2012/07/26/beginner-guide-wordpress-multisite/

Hope that helps. -james

nate stiverson
nate stiverson
1,957 Points

Thank you both! It sounds like, unless I walk through the process of installing Multisite, I will have to install separate instances of WordPress. This is great information to have. Thank you for the options!

Jordon Rupp
Jordon Rupp
7,467 Points

Yes. For each site you'd like to publish you will need to install WordPress and create a database for each domain or subdomain.

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