Is it possible to create a blog in a sibling directory of an already installed WordPress directory? If yes, how to? If not, can it be done on a fresh installation?
1. Existing Installation:
Assume that the domain is praveenlobo.com and there is an existing WordPress installation in /blog directory (so, praveenlobo.com/blog is a WordPress blog and the root directory at praveenlobo.com is free). Now, is it possible to create a networked site or blog at praveenlobo.com/anotherblog by setting up the network and allowing multisite?
When the existing installation is turned to multisites, the new blogs automatically get the address as praveenlobo.com/blog/anotherblog. Is it possible to override this to change the address to praveenlobo.com/anotherblog?
2. Fresh Installation:
This can be achieved by installing the WordPress at the root praveenlobo.com, setting up a network, and creating two blogs under praveenlobo.com/blog and praveenlobo.com/anotherblog. This will probably have a total of three blogs - one in the root and two in the sub-directories.
Is it possible to get rid of the WordPress blog at the root praveenlobo.com and just have the other two in the sub-directories?
Replacing the index.php at the root by a custom welcome file is one option, but that is just a work-around and the root directory will still be cluttered with a number of WordPress files.
Any ideas/suggestions/pointers are really appreciated.
Edit: Looks like this isn’t possible. Even overriding the home directory with a custom welcome file doesn’t work. I tried a lot of things around this issue and nothing seems to work!