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Site's With Shared Posts (5 posts)

  1. larson.matt.b
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to figure out if a WordPress multisite is what I need to get the effect I am looking for, so I thought I would explain what I am trying to do, and see what you guys think.

    I am trying to make a bunch of different sites with the same topic that are hosted on the same server and have the same main domain, but some will be subdomains ie. webname.com + one.webname.com + two.webname.com etc.

    I am using a theme that makes use of custom post types, and I want the "one.webname.com" and "two.webname.com" sites to have unique posts in those categories. I then want the main domain to pull in the custom posts and display all of them automatically in one category (or on one page). I assume you would do this with a shared database, but it's a bit beyond me.

    Is this all a terrible idea? Is there a much better way to do it, or would this be a WP Multisite? Thanks for any help.

  2. You generally don't want to have the same post on multiple sites. It hurts your SEO.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/threewp-broadcast/ can cross-post, but use it very sparingly.

  3. larson.matt.b
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Couldn't I set the posts that are on the subdomain sites to no-index or use this somehow?

    The subdomains will have other content on pages that are SEO focused for each group. The main page is the one that would be the most important to have everything be SEO friendly on.

  4. cinghaman
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin i use to pull posts (the way you want) is through a plugin called autoblog (it is a paid one though :( ) but works perfectly and has an option of nofollow too give it a try

  5. Don't use the auto blogging plugin if it uses RSS!!!!!

    You WILL crash your site, and I will tell you I told you so.

    Setting rel canonical may work, if you can sort out how to point the children site data back to the main site, but it's still a crap shoot on how that'll impact SEO. Generally speaking, the way the big boys do it is to not duplicate content, unless you're selling stuff (I.e. it's merchandise), or it's translated into a different language. There's a reason for that beyond SEO ;) people hate seeing the same things over and over. It dilutes your brand.

    Best to keep your subsites SEO focused on their subject and just have links back to the main site with the network posts. There's a plugin called Diamond Multisite Widgets, or something like that, which can help do that.

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