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  1. kkniskern
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have a site that is functioning normally with 3.1.2 on a Go Daddy economy plan.

    I am wanting to expand my business, and need to add additional services, and I would like to have pages on my site that support this new business.

    I am currently using a theme called Contrast which I love, but the new pages I would like to be in a different theme.

    I might even like to separate this out by using a different domain or subdomain, but would really rather not pay for another hosting plan.

    How can I add a site to my original hosting plan under the domain k2prostudio.com that will function as a WordPress site with its own theme and admin page?

  2. kkniskern
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    k2prostudio.com (Splash Page with links to the following) No Theme
    |
    |___ commercial.k2prostudio.com (Theme 1)
    | |
    | |___ Home, Info, Gallery, Blog, Contact
    |
    |
    |___ realty.k2prostudio.com (Theme 2)
    | |
    | |___ Home, Info, Gallery, Blog, Contact
    |
    |
    |___ portraits.k2prostudio.com (Theme 3) (My Current Site)
    | |
    | |___ Home, Info, Gallery, Blog, Contact

  3. You can custom design separate pages with page templates. If you wanted to go all the way with separate sites, yes, MultiSite can do that, but I don't think you can do subdomains on a GoDaddy economy plan. You can do subfolders, and you could map domains to them.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network has the directions to make a site.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/ is a good plugin for domain mapping :)

  4. dallasm
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You could do this with multisite but its a lot of extra learning and work.
    You could easily create a seperate wp site on an add-on domain.
    Go with a godaddy baby plan, its still only about $7 a month. This gives you unlimited add-on domains.
    Create an add-on domain and install a new site thre.
    Create a custom menu with links from your old site to your new site. You can also do things like display RSS feeds (better RSS widget is great for this) to help integrate them.
    Alternatively, you might be thinking you need a different theme, but maybe you just need a different header. A lot of themes let you set headers, sidebars etc for individual pages.
    I use wpweaver which allows enormous customisation like this.
    You can definitely acheive what you want with multisite but its a whole other layer of management etc. Depending on your goals, this might be good or bad.
    Good luck

  5. You do not need multisite for this.

    You do not need a whole new hosting plan for a new domain. Please go ask your webhost how to make a new WP install for another domain on your web account.

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