I am trying to setup a small blog network, and I seem to be running into small roadblocks here and there. The following is basically what I am trying to achieve:
1. Homepage a NON WordPress site. Simple HTML page @ http://www.mydomain.com with links directing to the WP and BBpress site.
2. Website's WP Blog at either blog.mydomain.com or mydomain.com/blog
3. Website's bbPress forums at forums.mydomain.com using its own theme separate from the blog theme.
4. Registered user created blogs using subdomains (ie. user1.mydomain.com)
If I try to install WP onto a subdomain (ie. blog.mydomain.com), then the network blogs will be created on sub subdomains. (ie. user1.blog.mydomain.com)
Likewise, if I try to install WP onto a subdir, mydomain.com/blog, then the network/multi blogs cannot use the subdomians.
Is there a way to achieve what I am after that I am simply overlooking? I appreciate any insight. Thanks!