This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
jump to last post 1-2 of 2 discussions (4 posts)

How do you start a second WordPress site?

  1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
    Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago

    How do you start a second WordPress site?

    I have a WordPress.org website and want to start another one on a completely different topic. Do I need to download WP again and go through the whole process again, as they are going to be totally separate? Or are there usually discounts from the host for a second site? I struggle with this technical stuff (just knowing what to do), so any input is much appreciated.

  2. BrianS profile image75
    BrianSposted 4 years ago

    The answer depends on what package you have available in terms of features, storage space and bandwidth with your current host. Often there is sufficient space available to add another domain using your existing hosting package, usually called an 'add on' domain. Then if your traffic isn't too high you will also usually have sufficient bandwidth.

    You need to check with your current host that you can add a further domain and that there is enough space and bandwidth to cope with the demands of a second site. If there is it shouldn't cost you any more.

    In terms of the set up, once you have created your 'add on' domain you will need to treat it like a brand new site (it is really) and install Wordpress on that domain as well. Once you have Wordpress installed then you just select a theme and continue setting up the site in much the same way as you did your original one. They are 2 separate sites.

    One further point is that you will also need to register your second domain in its own right with a registrar, assuming you want a new domain and not a sub-domain of the original site. If it is a completely different topic it really should be a new add on domain rather rather than a sub-domain.

    The sub-domain option can possibly be used instead of an add on domain, but it would have virtually the same domain name as your existing site, doesn't sound like that is what you want to do.

    For example it might look like 'www.newdomain.myexistingdomain.com' whereas an add on domain would look like www.newdomain.com Much better for a different topic.

    Hope that makes sense and helps explain.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
      Victoria Lynnposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      BrianS, that all makes total sense. You explain things so well! Thank you for that! Yes, I want an "add on," not a "sub-domain." So it sounds like the next thing to do is to check with my host, right? Thanks again!

    2. BrianS profile image75
      BrianSposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that's right, most hosts allow add on domains and usually much more resource than you can use with a single blog. So you should be OK.

 
working