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[resolved] Two blogs in one? :) (6 posts)

  1. Originalas
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i got blog http://www.topzone.lt/ about video games on WP and i want to make other blog about gaming gear.

    so is it possible to make like games.topzone.lt and gear.topzone.lt like to different blogs with deferent templates, but at first page topzone.lt get both new articles from games and gear together? is it possible on WP with a help of plugins or something? Maybe there is already a solution for this? :)

  2. Originalas
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i'm thinking of splitting my blog in to two main categories like games and gear, but i don't know how to add custom tamplates and sidebars to each category...

  3. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You'll need to have two or three separate installations to do this properly.

    You install one instance of WP in "games" and one in "gear".
    Then you pull the feeds from each of them into either another installation on the root directory, or via some other method of pulling in RSS feeds.

    Pretty complicated if you're not familiar with doing multiple installs and feed pulls, but by far NOT impossible.

  4. Originalas
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    installation is a piece of cake. :) Ok, i'll try to install two more blogs on subdomains.

    but how to take RSS from both and repost to main blog?

  5. wiscostorm
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Did you ever figure this out? The topic says resolved, but it doesn't seem to be. If you figured out a solution, let me know because I'm interested in something similar. Thanks.

  6. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    2 categories sounds like a much-much easier solution... but your "sites" would be example.com/games and example.com/gear

    You could probably set up pointers to display those pages via the subdomain URLs that you mentioned

    Doing what you want to do (except for the subdomains), is built in to a single install of default WP. There's no need for multiple installs to accomplish just this.

    It's fairly easy to make a Custom Category Template and different sidebars for each. Just read about custom templates in the Codex. By default your homepage will continue to show all the posts from both cats unless you change this.

    However, if you did want to have multiple separate sites, you can do multiple installs now in a more elegant way called Virtual Multiblog (so you just have 1 copy of WP to maintain). There are other options similar but different from VMB.

    I see this is from a couple months ago so now I wonder how you've worked it out!

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