How to create a blog in a sibling directory of an already installed WordPress directory?

The domain is example.com and there is an existing installation in blog directory and the root directory at example.com/ is free. Is it possible to create a blog at example.com/anotherblog/ through multisite instead of example.com/blog/anotherblog/?

On a new installation at the root this can be achieved by simply installing WordPress at the root and having two multisite blogs in two directories. However, that is total of 3 blogs(including the one at the root). Can the same be achieved without the 3rd blog and keep the root free?

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I'm pretty sure that this can't be done.

I think WP multisite can only control blogs that are underneath it - which is why you'd have to install WP at the root.

I was once looking to do the same thing, and unfortunately all my research pointed to "no" being the answer.

  • If you wanted, you can install at root, have two blogs in subdirectories and put your custom index.whatever welcome file at the root. However, this is not neat and it's like overriding the blog at the root. Commented May 6, 2011 at 15:38
  • my above comment doesn't work; I did try it out. Also, I'm accepting this as the answer because I'm not able to find any other answer anywhere! Commented Jun 8, 2011 at 2:43

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