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[resolved] Using multiple instances of WordPress on one site. (6 posts)

  1. stupidzbu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, I don't know if my approach is correct, and hence I am running into some problems.

    I installed a session of wordpress to the root of my website to have my random blogs on there. I tried creating seperate pages for other, more specific subjects (travel blogs, business blogs), but I couldn't add any more blogs to those 'pages.'

    I then decided to create other installations of WordPress. So, the main page has one installation and the other sections of my website have seperate installations. So, when I edit something, I have to do it 4 times. When someone registers, they have to register 4 times!

    It might make more sense if you check out the site, http://www.ihavetoblog.com

    Is there a more simpler way of doing this?

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That sounds completely out of control. I'm not sure why you're reinventing wheels that appear to be square. ;-)

    Have you considered using Categories to organize you content within one Blog? Assign posts to the proper category and let the blog organize.

    You can use Category_Templates if you want each group of category posts look different.

  3. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I agree it sounds like you want to use Categories.

    However, for the record, you can install multiple WP's in different folders on your site. I have 3 on mine. I don't want them inter-related or duplicative, they're for different audiences and, for the most part, different Users.

  4. stupidzbu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay,

    I tried the categories idea, but it wasn't what I really wanted. I don't clutter the main page with the topics that I have set up other WP's for (credit card, travel blog, travel skill, and deals). This is what I am thinking, and please correct me if I am wrong!

    On the "deals" section of the site, I want people to access that section and those posts, but at the same time I want the side-bars to have different information than the main page, things relevant to "deals" when they go there. As far as I understand, that isn't possible with categories. Categories will open up a page with everything I wrote under that category, but I won't be able to redesign the side-bars or the adsense style.

    Would using something like WPMU work? By having deals.ihavetoblog.com, etc?

    My main concern is if the site gets traffic and people start to register, I will have to ask them to do so for 5 different WP's!!

  5. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't clutter the main page with the topics that I have set up other WP's for (credit card, travel blog, travel skill, and deals).

    Yes, by default all posts go to the front page. Of course, like just about anything in WordPress, that can be configured. For instance, see this plugin called Category Visibility.

    I know if I had to register at 5 sites I'd click away pretty damned fast. And I'm not sure I see how wpmu is that cure either.

    Experiment with categories... notice that they can be "presented" to your users as pages...

  6. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Categories will open up a page with everything I wrote under that category, but I won't be able to redesign the side-bars or the adsense style.

    Actually, yes you can redesign the sidebars and adsense for each Category. It is called "Category Templates" and HandySolo posted the instructions, above.

    You can make a unique template/sidebar for each Cat.

    And use "Cat Visibility" as HS suggests.

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