How to host blog on separate domain from main site


I have two established, non-WordPress sites with basic LAMP stacks: and I’d like to set up and as WordPress blogs. What is the best way to set up WordPress for this?


  1. I’ve read WordPress can have problems being installed in a
    subfolder, and believe it will be much easier to host WordPress at and have pull the page from (I am already able to do this).
  2. I’ve read is better for SEO than, so I’d like to use this approach.
  3. I think I want to use multi-site instead of two separate WordPress installations, and can use or if needed.


I want to ensure that all links and canonical page headers use, and not

Anyone know of any articles on this? Any considerations that I’m missing?


Best Answer

Assumption 1

Wrong. I have a couple of WordPress installations in subfolders, some redirected to sub-domain, some not. If you set up the setting properly, there isn’t any issue with this.

Searching for “problem + WordPress + subfolder” will lead to some questions, that turn out to be having rewrite rule problems.

Assumption 2

If you are relying on SEO factors purposed by websites such as WooRank, then you shouldn’t really bother. These services offer some good recommendations, but their methods are not “Divine”. Search engines are smarter than what they were a decade ago.

You’re not going to lose 50% traffic just because you choose to use over

What if your site is a blog itself? should it have another No.

Assumptions 3

You can go either multisite or two individual installations. Multisite offers some features, such as shared users data, which you might find useful.

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