I have been googling and researching this topic already. I found quite a few write-ups but I am still very unsure what to do. Here is what I would like to do:
I have a wordpress installation with one database that already has some content filled. Now I need a seperate mobile version. To achieve that I am using an adaptive theme for the mobile version. I assume I would have to install a second wordpress installation otherwise I cannot properly test and adjust it. Non of the easy to use mobile plugins work with the theme I am currently using.
So again, I would like to use a desktop theme as seen here: http://server50.hostpoint.ch/~rockpock/oliverandspike/blog (work site - dns is not redirected yet thus the weird name). This theme doesnt' work nicely for mobile plugins since I use a mix of pages and posts and not only posts for our content. Now I would like to use another theme for our mobile version (I already setup a switcher/plugin but I have no clue how to properly adjust that theme which leads to weird issues if you check the site on a mobile right now).
That is the reason I was thinking it's better to have a second proper installation for wordpress but with the same database. Is that feasable and also, since I already have content filled with the first (desktop theme) how would I go about setting up the second (mobile adaptive theme) one with sharing the content? The write-ups I found either use a theme switcher or explain how to set it up from scratch without having content already.
Thanks a lot in advance for any input on this matter