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Best Option for Multiple Blogs (4 posts)

  1. duncanjriley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello All

    Apologies first of all if this has been covered already - I have looked through the forums but couldn't find the exact answer to my question.

    I was wondering if somebody could suggest the best installation option for me looking at my requirements:

    - Multiple Blogs to sit on the same domain (preferably through one installation as I think WPMU may be overkill?)
    - All of my blogs will have roughly the same design other than a different header.
    - They would need to sit in separate folders and be edited by different authors. For example, if my site was http://www.example.com, I would need blogs for http://www.example.com/blog/dave/, http://www.example.com/blog/tom/, http://www.example.com/blog/john/ etc etc.
    - Each user blog would just be linked from the same navigation on every blog

    Is this possible? Apologies if it's a very simple concept!

  2. WPMU wouldn't be overkill, IMO (and with 3.0, Multi-Site is built in).

    The header part would be fairly simple. If your theme allows for custom headers (like Twenty-Ten does), then you can just activate the one theme and each site can change their header.

    That said, the problem would be this:

    Each user blog would just be linked from the same navigation on every blog

    I saw someone came up with a way to list all sites on a network, but I forget where... Bah.

  3. duncanjriley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Ipstenu!

    What you say makes sense.

    I'm just really unsure of the route to choose.

    The reason I thought MU may be overkill is because it's more targeted for large-scale sites who would have users sign up for blogs, administering them themselves (i.e. newspapers etc).

    For my project, I want to build a maximum of 10 blogs and provide logins for each of the 10 users to post to their own blog.

    I didn't know whether to:

    a) Carry out 10 WordPress insallations into 10 subfolders (i.e. /blog/dave/, /blog/tom/, /blog/john/ etc as above
    b) Somehow adapt the Categories option to perform this operation
    c) use an alternative - like MU

    What do you think?

    p.s. as the project looms closer & closer, I'm not sure 3.0 is an option at present

    Thanks

  4. The reason I thought MU may be overkill is because it's more targeted for large-scale sites who would have users sign up for blogs, administering them themselves (i.e. newspapers etc).

    That's incorrect :)

    WPMU is targeted for people who want to use WordPress to run multiple blogs/sites of WP off one install of the core code.

    That's it.

    Use Multi-site. Then when you have to upgrade WP, or a plugin, it's ONCE in one place :)

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