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How to show a specific category on another website ? (11 posts)

  1. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi!
    I've been having real problems lately with my wordpress 2.5 install, so I'll have to update it.
    However, there is one thing I wanted to do while doing the upgrade. I'll try to explain it so that it actually means something ^^
    I have three websites, all of them on the same host. They are set up like that :
    domain.com
    sub.domain.com
    otherdomain.com

    Right now, the wordpress install is associated to sub.domain.com. I'd like to get the output of a specific category in domain.com, but without having to reinstall wordpress on it. Also, I'd like to be able to use the link list I have on wordpress on my other site, otherdomain.com. All three websites will share the same wp database, so that if I make a modification in my link lists, for example, it will be displayed in sub.domain.com and in otherdomain.com

    I guess it will be necessary to use htaccess files, but is it even possible to do it ?
    To sum it up :
    - almost all categories and main blog will be on sub.domain.com
    - a bunch of categories will be on domain.com (and therefore, not shown on sub.domain.com), and things like comments and trackbacks should work on domain.com as well (the posting will be from the main WP dashboard, on sub.domain.com)
    - the links will be shown on sub.domain.com and on otherdomain.com as well (if it's possible to show only some of them, it would be great. But I guess if I can do the category displayed on other domain thing, displaying only specific links will be similar).

    I don't know where to start... I'll be using wp 2.9, since I have to upgrade anyway, better to upgrade to the latest version.

    Thanks for all advice and suggestions !

  2. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Anyone ?

  3. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is it such a difficult question that nobody has even some hints to give ? :(

  4. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ever dream of running hundreds of thousands of blogs with a single install of WordPress?

    http://mu.wordpress.org/ Heard of it but have no experience with it.

  5. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, I thought of it, but what I want to do is not as complicated as maintaining several blogs with one installation, it's more something like "how to display one category on a specific subdomain"...
    Of course, if I don't find anything, I'll go with WP mu...
    And thanks for your input !

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well, WordPress will give you an RSS feed for the posts in a given category. See WordPress_Feeds in the codex for more on that.

    You could use a plugin on one blog to pull posts, via RSS, to another blog. I haven't checked the plugins for this lately, but feedwordpress and wp-o-matic might be the ones to look at. If not, use search terms like "autoblog" or "feed syndication" to see if you can turn up other options.

  7. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes, I thought about using the rss feeds, but I want the readers to still be able to post comments. Would it be possible ? If I need another blog for that, I might as well use the WP mu. Right now, I have some categories shown on facebook, as well as the whole blog also cross-posted on livejournal.
    But here, it would be a standalone website, with the ability to post comments.

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    but I want the readers to still be able to post comments. Would it be possible

    Sure, most of these autoblogger things simply take an article from the feed and make it a post on the target blog (side note: This stuff is hugely popular in the splogger world...)

  9. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, but if I have to set up another blog and post my articles through a rss feed, the whole point of having only one blog is kinda lost, no ? ^^
    Anyway, I guess my question is really a strange one, so I'm not surprised it's not easily answered ^^

    To make it really more simple, let's say I have :
    http://www.domain.com/category/cat1
    and
    http://www.domain.com/category/cat2
    And then, I want this last one to be : cat2.domain.com

    But I guess I'll have to go with the WP mu. Anyway, I have always been curious of this multiusers thing... Is it easy to migrate a WP blog to a WP mu ? (I'm already kinda using my blog as a multiusers blog, with 20 writers, some of them having more privileges than others.)

  10. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, but if I have to set up another blog and post my articles through a rss feed, the whole point of having only one blog is kinda lost, no ?

    OK, you officially lost me. I thought you wanted posts from one category on one of your existing blogs to go to another of your existing blogs. If not, then I'll apologize. You sure don't need to make yet another blog for that.

  11. Nessdufrat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    LOL. No, of course not. Now, I have two websites, one is working with WP, the other is based on a very old version of dotclear. I want to get rid of dotclear and have a category of the existing blog redirected to this website, so that I don't have to install something else on it. Then, one website (the one with WP on it) will go on with its life, and the second one will use one category of the first one to display articles (but needs to support comments as well).
    Sorry, I'm not really clear with that... I know it's really confusing.

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