I have a client that I already have set up on a WordPress blog site. Now they want a second "sub-site" on the same domain. I'm thinking that this is what I can accomplish with multi-site, but I want to check and make sure how it will really work.
Their site is domain.com and the current WordPress installation is actually based at domain.com/blog/ and I either auto-forward to that default location using .htaccess, or sometimes they want a non-WP splashpage at the root level, in which case I temporarily suspend the auto-forward.
I want to leave their existing WordPress structure in tact so that all of their existing incoming links don't break. But I'd like to add a "sub domain" or "add-on" blog for their side business. So their primary site will still remain at domain.com/blog/ but their new second WP site would be something like other.domain.com or other.domain.com/blog or domain.com/other or really anything else other than the primary url.
The second WP-blog should look almost exactly the same, but that would probably just be done from setting them both up with the same template, right? But each site would have completely independent pages, posts, and navigation menus. And an admin or author should be able to log in and create/edit content on either site.
So is this the way it can be set up to work?