I am experimenting with a move from b2evolution 3.3.3 for a number of reasons. I am seeking guidance/advice on bringing my existing setup into WP as closely as possible.
I have a blog site, the root of which blog.tl.d, is what b2evo calls a blog summary. In other words, it is never posted to directly, it simply aggregates the other 5 blogs that exist at blog.tl.d/index.php?blog1, blog2, etc. This was one of the key things that drew me to b2evo at first. I have several contributors to this blog site that all have their own streams of content, their own themes, RSS feeds, etc.
I am struggling to see how to replicate this with WP. There is no setting that I can find or plugin that seems to make the root blog simply an aggregation point. If I'm missing something, please point me in the right direction.
I am considering moving the blogs to separate categories of a single blog. If I do that, can I customize with themes the categories individually? The contributors want some level of customization, with their own header banners, colors, etc., and that's why I went multi-site with b2evo because that was pretty simple. Should I stick with multi-site here or go single site and categories, do you think?
Finally, if I were to migrate the data from my existing b2evo database to WP, does the migration script on the codex have the ability to handle migration from one b2evo blog into a specific wp_# table set in the database? I'm not a coder by any stretch of the imagination, but I looked at the script and it wasn't obvious to me that it would do that. It just seems to take a given blog # from b2evo and migrate it to the main set of tables.
Sorry for the long post and the multiple questions in a single post. I appreciate any and all questions/feedback/suggestions.