Running two versions of wordpress

wordpress logoI set up a second wordpress installation in a directory named /jasmine so that Neil and I could blog about our daughter Jasmine who has chronic renal failure. However, because I fiddled with the .htaccess this technical blog kept serving up Error 404 pages instead of the blogs I have written.

There are ways of running two wordpress blogs with one installation, but if you decide to run two completely separate installations of wordpress like I have then you will need to make sure you have two .htaccess files. One in each directory. So, in the home directory my .htaccess (or the relevant lines) looks like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

And, in the /jasmine directory the .htaccess file looks like this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /jasmine/
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /jasmine/index.php [L]

Jasmine

Jasmine on first night at Great Ormond St Hospital

I imagined myself as a bit of an earth mother and did the whole yoga and practising for a natural birth thing like the true hippy I am, albeit one with a great interest in technology. However, due to complications which were anticipated by the medical teams who were looking after me, I had our baby on Monday 11th February at 1.23pm by emergency caesarian section. I cannot thank them enough. Because of the skill of everyone involved and a great deal of technology, Jasmine survived birth and her first night. She is currently in Great Ormond St Hospital.

We have set up a blog here to share our news:
http://www.ruthstalkerfirth.com/jasmine/

Thank you to everyone who has contacted us to say they care. It means so much.