Needs some advice or pointed in the right direction.
Here are my details. I'm new to WP. I have a shared godaddy deluxe 4gh account. Ya I know now its not the best to work with but I have to use it for now. My domain was picked up using snapnames when it expired and I can't move it to my godaddy hosting account until next month so I'm using CNAME to point it to my godaddy hosting server for now. I have installed WP 3.3.1 into a folder called /wordpress/
Here is what I'd like to do although I don't know if its possible.
1. The site I made has an html intro page. I made this as index.html and this is what it looks like.
If I install wordpress into the same root folder the WP php will take precedent and take over. How do I just make my front page take precedent over the WP index.php? I can easily make my html page into a index.php but what do I need to do to make that work just for the intro? What coding do I need to change and where do I put my newly created index.php?
2. Right now I have all the wordpress files in a different folder at http://www.infinitifloors.com/wordpress but I can't make a multisite from there as it doesn't bring the theme with it. It looks crappy like this..
So from what I understand I have to do WP multisite from my root folder so eventually I am going to move WP to the root. I know it works from the root as I did it with my .ca website...
Unless someone knows a way I can leave WP in its own /wordpress/ folder and still create the site I want..
..as this would allow me to leave the index.html where it is. But from what I understand this would not be possible??
3. From the front page I want people to go to my multisite where people in various suburbs around my city can click on their suburb to know they have service in their areas. So for instance I want to have...
But I want all the menu's, pages, slides, widgets, plugins to be the same for all. I know google will hit me for duplicate content but I want my customers to know that I offer service/products in their perspective suburbs. No different than for instance like carpages.com which has different suburbs...
I can already export/import it all but its time consuming as I have a bunch of suburbs I want to list and constantly importing for each one would take up a lot of time for each change I made to the site. As well any plugin updates would have to be done for each site too. I just wanna make changes once and have them all be the same automatically. What do I have to do to make that work for all pages, slides, menus, widgets, etc? Is it possible?
Any help or pointers or links would be appreciated.