How to add a new user

Reminder to self… To add a new “user” to the site (i.e. another Mertner that wants a blog), the following needs to be done:

1. Create a symlink to the root folder named after the user,
2. Edit wp-includes/my-functions.php to add the username
3. Copy config-default.php to config-<username>.php and edit with a new table prefix
4. Go to the new base URL and configure [WordPress](http://wordpress.org) for the new user

That is it! 🙂

5 thoughts on “How to add a new user

  1. I am attempting to setup a multi-blog website on a local server and am having trouble with this part of the instructions. Previously, I had it set up with a separate WordPress installation, but the second one always pointed to localhost no matter what I did so I decided to try following your directions when I found them. At this step, however, I am wondering A) exactly how to write the symlink and B) where to write it at. I’m not overly familiar with PHP yet, and though I have looked up what a symlink is, I’m not certain where it needs to be placed or what needs to be written as the target and the link. Thanks for all your help.

  2. Question about step 1. What is a “symlink to the root folder”? Is this simply, “create a folder/subdirectory” named after the user?

  3. Allan, I’m wondering how to perform step 1.? Create a symlink to the root folder… how? Thanks!

  4. to create a symlink you use the command ln -s /usr/share/wordpress /yourlink

    My question to this is: Does anybody know who well this works on debian? If not, we’re all about to find out.

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