I am wanting to set up multisite to house about 70 sites that will have the same theme, categories, menu structure (although, this structure should be relative to each subdirectory - i.e. The mene on site1 will have links to site1 and the menu on site2 will link to site2).
Ultimately, the content will be the only thing that differs on each site. I will have a static base domain that simply shows links to each of the 70 sites. I will use subdirectories rather than subdomains.
example.com (static page)
If I understand Multisite correctly I can build the taxonomy structure, a relative menu, plugins (and their settings) etc and then deploy this quickly across the 70 sites.
So my questions:
1. Have I understood the capabilities of Multisite corectly?
2. If so, is there a way to batch create the 70 sites from a list, rather than adding individual pages one at a time?