2nd page's content is same as 1st - Unintentional


#1

I suspect I’ve made a pretty basic mistake, but so far I have been unable to figure out how to fix it.

  • All the names that follow are just for illustration purposes -
    I have a DreamHost account with a single User: “jamesford.” The Name of the account is "James Ford."
    I have an existing webpage on a domain we’ll hypothetically call “LOST-Kate.com” (I got the domain when I signed on with DreamHost). The directory has the same name and it uses Wordpress.
    Tonight I added a second domain (“LOSTKate.org”, with a directory of the same name) under my account (same user and Name as above: “jamesford” and “James Ford”). I did the quick download of WordPress, checked the site, and…the content of LOSTKate.org was the same as the content of LOST-Kate.com, except for the theme. I didn’t want this and I’m not sure what I did to make it happen. I don’t remember selecting Mirror or Redirect, but I suppose it’s possible.
    I deleted the .org directory, but I’m at a loss as to how to proceed. Is it because I am using the same user name: “jamesford”?
    Any help is very VERY much appreciated!

#2

Same user name should not have anything to do with it. However if both wordpress programs are pointing to the same database, then the content would be identacle.
Silk


#3

Ahhh. I remember selecting the same database. Is there any way to change the database, or must I delete the domain and re-host it?

Thanks.


#4

Domain does not have anything to do with it. In the web panel create a new database, then reinstall wordpress and select the new database. It may take awhile for the database to be created, I think around an hour. So be patient.
Silk


#5

If you feel comfortable editing the wp-config.php file and don’t want to use a separate database, you can make a change that lets you use the same database for multiple wordpress installs. Open wp-config.php for the newer installation in a text editor and look for this section:

// Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single database. $table_prefix = 'journal__'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'Yours will likely say “wp_” (the text that says “journal_” is because I copied from one of my installs) – just change that text in the quotes to something else, anything else, and that installation will be able to co-exist happily in the same database.


#6

Thanks, daisygirl! :slight_smile: