How to Install Additional WordPress blog into WordPress 3.0?

So in the last post we talked about how to upgrade WordPress 3.0 to WordPress MU, in this post we will be talking about how you can quickly add additional WordPress blog into your MU enabled WordPress 3.0.

To get started with click on Sites under Super admin at the the left in your WordPress dashboard.


On the next page you can add create sub directory with any name. Here is the screenshot. I created a sub directory with the name WpVeda.


Click on Add site and on the next screen you will see in the list of site wpveda is added. You can simply click on view and see your newly created wordpress blog.



Iā€™m sure you will find this tutorial simple 1-2-3 step guide to add n no. of blogs into your latest WordPress MU compatible WordPress 3.0 installation.

If you have any question, feel free to ask me via comments or on twitter @wpveda.

Author: Harsh Agarwal

Harsh writes at ShoutMeTech - India's upcoming Tech blog.

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  • Is there a way to use the new 3.0 for multisites to be in multiple domains, and not with sub-folders or sub-domains? i.e one site will be, other will be, other to be etc….?

    • It is very much possible.. Though the only thing which you need to take care of is use sub-domains and use domain mapping plugin…
      I will try to come up with a post on this Soon.. šŸ™‚

      • Thanks for the quick answer.
        Is there any special setting I’ll have to do with the host company to handle all the subdomains? or I can just create new sub-domains using cPanel and use this mapping plugin then?

        • You need to ask your hosting company to add A records for you. I will try to come up with this detailed post tomorrow šŸ™‚

          • Well, if I define sub domains by myself with the hosting’s company cPanel, is there still a need for me to ask them to add A record?

            Thanks for your help and waiting for the post, take your time šŸ™‚

          • Yes Maor, you still need to add A record. With Sub directory you don’t need but with SUb domain yes you need to add A record.

  • thanks for this great tutorial

  • Kathy

    Great tutorial. I have set up Multi-Site capabilities in WordPress 3.0 and added existing blog sites as directories (they were originally installed via cpanel as directories). I ran a test to install a new site. I see that the actual file (/test) does not appear on my server and that it uses the theme files (styles.css, header.php, etc) from the main blog. I want to use a different styles.css and header.php file for each new blog site ā€“ is this possible with Multi-Site 3.0?

    • Yes as you will be the site admin, you can install the different themes, the only thing is you need to go to menu “super admin” > “themes” and activate the theme for that particular blog.

      Hope that helps.

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