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[resolved] design theory (6 posts)

  1. wild26
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've searched for posts on this topic, but I didn't find one. This is not a "how to fix" problem, but a general inquiry on design theory and preferences.

    I'm developing a site for which I want five areas that are separate from each other, but unified. My first idea was to install WP in five different directories:
    BuffaloBikes.com/memorial/
    BuffaloBikes.com/winter/
    BuffaloBikes.com/spring/
    BuffaloBikes.com/summer/
    BuffaloBikes.com/fall/

    In this scenario, each section of the site would have a prominent link to each of the other areas, and each of the five areas uses the same theme, but with five different color schemes.

    Now that I'm working on it a bit more, I'm wondering if I should use categories to define the color scheme.

    What do you think?
    ~Thomas~

  2. Austin Matzko
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    My opinion is that installing WP 5 times would be unnecessary. Instead, you should do something like you mention: make each "directory" a different category with a different theme. It might take a little coding, but it's not impossible.

  3. sguler
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I found a plugin joining multiple wordpress blogs in one admin interface , but I can't really find it now (really :) ), maybe it can help you...

    UPDATE: found it ... http://rephrase.net/days/05/05/wordpress-multiplied

  4. wild26
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There's so many warnings, it makes me wonder if anyone is using it.

    Is anyone using it?

    Thanks,
    Thomas

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't think it is worth the headache...
    Just go with the categories. You can have for each different Category_Templates
    and/or you can take a look at this thread (and the ones linked to!!!) in order to get an idea how category templates, different header images and stylesheet can do exactly what you want:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/30653?replies=16

  6. wild26
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Aha! That's what I need to do. Thanks for making my Saturday Night!
    ~Thomas~

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