Ok, first, I've read many tutorial that explain the How, but never the what or the why. So here's what I've tried yet... I would appreaciate if you could point me out where I've made a bad assumption:
Right now, I have 2 WP installations:
Ps.: Do not go offtopic by suggestion Translation plugin please, let's pretend it's 2 different blog, not translations.
I wanted to use WP MU to manage both at the same time, like on wordpress.com, when you have multiple blog on a single account.
So I go in the /fr/ installation, and follow the steps to activate MultiSite. Now I have the SuperAdmin box. So I go in sites, and try to link the /en/ installation.
First of, the interface seemed weird, I must enter a path, but the following prefix is mandatory:
mysite.com/fr/ [ input box ]
So I try "../en/" , but it doesn't work.
So I enter "en", and then when the "mysite.com/fr/en/" site is created, I edit the path in the modify page to put "mysite.com/en/"
Now I go in the Super Admin / Themes tab, and make sure my child theme and the parent theme are allowed on the network.
And then I Update the network.
I connect myself to the admin panel of my /en/ installation, but the child theme is not there at all.
Can someone explain me the basic logic behind Multisite ?
- Does it LINK existing workpress installation in a super-admin panel ?
- Do I need to activate Multisite on ALL installations that I want to manage ?
- Is it only 1 big installation, called Multisite, that emulate many blog (so I do not have to make multiple installations, as they are dynamicaly created on the fly)
- Why is there a mandatory prefix ? It's like if I *HAD* to have a WP installation on the core domain, then the child site have to be on subdomain or subfolder, but couldn't be in parent or same level.