Disclaimer: This is my first post and I am very new to web development in general, let alone WordPress/Multisite development.
I have a home page(run on WP) and 3 separate blogs linked to this page using multisite to create a small network. I understand that(through multisite) only one install of WP runs natively and the other 3 are running virtually. I have two questions...
I notice that all the blogs share the same php template files. I would like to have different pages display different links in the main nav menu. For my main site I created pages and linked them using the inlcude() function. In my sub-sites the pageIDs from my main site are not recognized, so this method does not work. I'm not sure how to link to these pages and have it correctly displayed/styled in my main navigation menu.
Short Version: How can I link pages between the few blogs I have created through multisite and have it displayed properly in my nav menu?
Second question: Should I be using Multisite to run only 4 blogs?
I will be managing the main blog as well as two others and the remaining blog will be managed by a friend. I want to keep this as simple as possible. Incase I have been unclear; all I want to do is run a small site with a few separate blogs managed individually, mainly by myself... multisite or simpler, smaller scale solution?