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Can blogs be setup in a two-level nested hierarchy? (9 posts)

  1. geoffhanna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I want to blog about a broad topic, but at the same time, focus on two or three narrower aspects of that topic too.

    I have several domains, one for the broad topic and one for each of the narrow subtopics, and I want to redirect each domain the appropriate place in my new blog(s)

    When I post on one of the subtopics, I want the post to appear in the correct subtopic area and also in the broad topic area.

    When I asked about this on the WordPress.com forums, I was advised to come over here and ask about setting up multiple sites.

    Can I nest sub-sites that each have their own visual theme and set of posts but also have a main "parent" site that contains its own posts and look but also echoes all of the sub (child) sites?

  2. You could, though I don't know that multiple blogs is the best way about it. Categories can do the same job.

  3. geoffhanna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The guy at wordpress.com said that I cannot redirect a domain to a category. He was wrong?

  4. No, but you're talking wordpress.com :) We're wordpress.org, and there are different advantages here :D

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/subdomains/

  5. geoffhanna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where do I read up on what I would need to know to have a two-level hierarchy?

  6. If you want to create two blogs, just make two blogs.

    Or you can use Multisite and map domains: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

  7. geoffhanna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the link! Reading, I come across a couple of things that reinforce your opinion that I don't really need two blogs.

    For example, if all you want is for different collections of web pages to look very different, then you can probably achieve what you want in a single site by using a plugin to switch themes, templates, or stylesheets.

    and

    For another example, if all you want is for different groups of users to have access to different information, then you can probably achieve what you want in a single site by using a plugin to switch capabilities, menus, and link URLs.

    I do want to do these things. Where do I find more information on them?

  8. The first one is just a matter of using themes and page templates.

    The second, you want to look for membership plugins :)

  9. geoffhanna
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again for the input :)

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