How to install WordPress on a sub-directory?


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  • Rex Maughan

    Hello Danny_Goodwin,

    You can operate multiple WordPress instances within the same domain or on a subdomain by WordPress installed on a sub-directory.

    In order to install and run WordPress on the sub-directory, you can follow the steps given below,
    • Firstly, create a sub-Directory inside your WordPress Installation
    • Now, you can connect your existing WordPress installation using cPanel File Manager or FTP.
    • Next, once connected, create a sub-directory.
    • Now, upload the WordPress .zip into that sub-directory, then unzip and extract it.
    • Then, add the WordPress database details in wp-config.php.
    • Nextly, Install WordPress on the installation page.
    • Lastly, access the WordPress admin installed within the sub-directory page.
    If a separate WordPress is installed at the root directory, we will need to put the code in the .htaccess file of your sub-directory.
    • You will have to paste the following code into the .htaccess file of your subdirectory,


    # BEGIN WordPress
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /subdirectory/
    RewriteRule ^index.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /subdirectory/index.php [L]
    # END WordPress
    Note: You will need to replace the /subdirectory with your sub-directory name.

    Now, your subdirectory is a brand new WordPress instance that you can benefit from. Also, you can add the blog as a subfolder to the site.

    Thus, you can install WordPress on a separate sub-directory by implementing the above steps.

    Rex Maughan

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  • Danny_Goodwin
    started a topic How to install WordPress on a sub-directory?

    How to install WordPress on a sub-directory?


    I need help installing WordPress on a subfolder of my existing website. I would like to add the blog as a subfolder to the website.