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Creating a catch-all blog for other blogs (5 posts)

  1. TiagoCT
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello wordpress gurus,

    I've been using wordpress for some time. I have a team of four people and we all share a single blog. Now, we'd like to have our separate blogs, but still keep the domain. I found out about the Multisite ability wordpress has and I've read the instructions, seems easy enough to set up. The thing is, imagine we have a domain name such as this:
    http://www.mysite.com

    Using the multisite ability, I'm going to setup four subdomains like this:
    user#.mysite.com

    My question is, what will appear if I simply type http://www.mysite.com into the address bar? We'd like this to be another blog which unites the content of all other separate blogs into it. Also, we'd like this blog to contain links to the sub-blogs such as "User#'s Blog".

    Is multisite the best option for what I seek? I was searching other ways such as actually installing four separate blogs independently, but then, how could I unite the posts into the main blog?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tiago Costa

  2. David Sader
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Out of the box the home blog will not aggregate the content from the sub blogs, but this plugin will help you get what you are after.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/

  3. TiagoCT
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow, that's amazing !
    Thanks a lot for pointing that out David :)

    Just one more question, if I may... The sub-blogs must all share the same theme right? Or can they have independent themes?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tiago Costa

  4. They can have independent themes. You set them on a per site basis. They do all get set to the TwentyTen theme (the default) when you first create them.

  5. TiagoCT
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, that's good to know. :)
    Well, I think everything is resolved! Thanks a lot to both of you.

    Best Regards,

    Tiago Costa

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