Yes, it is possible to install WordPress multiple times on a single website in different folders. Each installation would have its own separate WordPress files, themes, plugins, and database.
Here’s a general overview of how you can achieve this:
- Create the necessary folders: You’ll need to create separate folders on your web server to house each WordPress installation. For example, you can create folders like “site1”, “site2”, etc., within the root directory of your website.
- Download and install WordPress: Download the WordPress installation files from the official website (wordpress.org) and extract them. Upload the extracted files to the corresponding folders you created in the previous step.
- Create separate databases: For each WordPress installation, you’ll need to create a separate database. Most web hosting providers offer a control panel (such as cPanel) that allows you to create databases easily. Create a new database for each WordPress installation and make note of the database names, usernames, and passwords.
- Configure the WordPress installations: Access each WordPress installation by visiting the respective folder URL in a web browser (e.g., example.com/site1, example.com/site2). Follow the on-screen instructions to set up each installation, providing the necessary database information when prompted.
- Customize each WordPress installation: Once the installations are complete, you can customize each WordPress site individually by installing different themes, plugins, and configuring settings to suit your needs.
By installing WordPress in separate folders and using separate databases, you can effectively create multiple instances of WordPress on a single website. This approach allows you to maintain separate websites with their own content and settings while sharing the same hosting environment.