I have a Wordpress installation in a seperate folder on my server (meaning it is not in the root folder). Let's call that folder "folder A". I have a htaccess rewrite rule that maps Domain A to folder A. Inside folder A is the Wordpress admin folder, let's call it folder A.B. I tried mapping Domain B to folder A.B., but I can't get it to work properly. When you log in to Wordpress via /admin, you get redirected to /wp-login.php (so from folder A.B. to folder A), maybe that is where I get into trouble. So what I would like to do is this:

Domain A > folder A Domain B > folder A.B

Note that this is not for security purposes, I just like the idea of www.domainb.com instead of www.domaina.com/wp-admin. Can this be done with Wordpress?

  • ` Can this be done with Wordpress?` No, this can't be done with WordPress. Oct 28, 2013 at 10:53

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That is the problem with Wordpress where the installation to Domain A would take over before you ever come to the DomainA,B Wordpress installation because of the Wordpress mod_rewrite rules inside the .htaccess file.

Can you answer why would you use such setup, to have a Wordpress installation inside a Wordpress installation ?

It would be far more logical to have separate installations, for example: public_html/domaina.com/ public_html/domainb.com/

Are you using cPanel for this installation?

  • I am not really having a Wordpress installation inside another, there is only one Wordpress install. It's just that I would like to seperate the front from the backend for some users who will only be using the backend admin area. I am indeed using cPanel.
    – Marc
    Oct 28, 2013 at 12:23

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