Linking in a pre-existing wordpress database

I want to create a staging area within a subfolder on my wordpress site. So I’ve loaded a second wordpress install into the folder and that all works fine. Now ideally the new install would access the same database as the live site so that when we add new content we can see how that content interacts with design changes within the staging area.

I thought I could just copy my SQL setting in the wp-config.php file of he main site into my wp-config.php file on the staging install, but it clearly isn’t working.

Any ideas?


there is no error message, the url just resolves to blank screen.

“clearly isn’t working” is not an error message that i am familiar with, sorry