Creating a subdirectory on my owned domain

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    I think this is more a question about domains than WordPress blogging, but given that I manage my domain through the WordPress dashboard I thought it might be useful to ask here.

    I have a domain owned blog, and I want to create a subdirectory for it e.g. on the new blog I have just made. So basically, I want to change the domain on my new blog to How do I do this through WordPress? I know that there are strict rules on original content etc but both of the sites I’m connecting are original WordPress blogs. I think it might be a case of adding a CNAME to the DNS, but I’m not sure how to do that in this case.

    Any help is much appreciated.


    The blog I need help with is



    Hi Hamish. If you are asking whether you can have a second blog as a subdirectory of your domain name already mapped to a first, the answer is no (to the best of my knowledge).

    Also to the best of my knowledge, CNAME records are for subdomains (for example, not for subdirectories (

    To do what you are trying to do, you may have to purchase an additional domain name mapping upgrade, but it would be best to confirm with staff first:
    …except of course if another volunteer here knows!



    Ah, thanks a lot man! That clears it up. I’ve actually worked out a much simpler way to do what I was trying to achieve from the new blog anyway so it’s not too important right now. But this would probably still be useful to know for anyone else searching this up.



    I’m curious, what is the “much simpler way” you figured out?

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