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Multisite or just clever menus? (4 posts)

  1. samsnb
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi,

    I was wondering what to do in the following situation:

    I am building a new site say mysite.com

    However, if it is successful I may want to add a further full section to the site so for it to work like:

    mysite.com/section1
    mysite.com/section2

    Then build a custom homepage to link to the new sections. Each section will not interrelate at all so they would have custom menus, custom tags, custom blog posts etc. However do I install multiple versions of wordpress from the off. One at:
    mysite.com
    mysite.com/option1

    Or do I build the first option on mysite.com and then migrate it to mysite.com/option1 if it is a success and I choose to include more sections within it?

    If I migrate it, surely that will remove all the links points to the first section thus a decrease in SEO?

    Sorry if this isn't clear.

    Alternatively I could use one version of wordpress and just build in custom menus etc. to keep the sections clear?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Sam

  2. If I migrate it, surely that will remove all the links points to the first section thus a decrease in SEO?

    Not if you remember to redirect the old URLs to the new ones via .htaccess.

  3. samsnb
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    So do you think I should go for build on the homepage then migrate if successful?

  4. I try really hard not to get into 'Should I use Multisite....' questions because the answer is a MASSIVE "Maybe."

    You could do this with Multisite, or Custom Post Types, or Categories. They're all valid options. Depends what you're comfortable with for the most part.

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