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Do I Need a Multisite Setup?

  • Please forgive an idiot post, but I am really afraid of making a mistake with this.

    I have a self hosted WP site that has been up for several years. It is integrated into my primary site at http://kosraevillage.com/blog, hosted by Host Gator.

    I would like to add a second site that will be a collection of photo galleries.

    I am the only registered user, readers can post comments, but I am the only one who can post blog entries and I will be the only one who can upload photos.

    If there are (simple) instructions already posted perhaps you could point me at them. I’ve read some of the posts in this forum and the FAQs for multisites, but I am not sure of the correct way to process.

    Thanks for your help!
    Katrina

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Are these two sites intended to be quite separate and independent of one another?

    Yes.

    Other than I will own them both and both will be integrated into the primary kosraevillage.com site.

    The goal of the second WP “gallery” site is to replace the current photo gallery on kosraevillage.com.

    Thanks,
    Katrina

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    In that case, I think multisite might be a good option for you – especially if you also moved the main site over to WP.

    Multisite would work, though remember this is a totally separate second site, so no content nor site options are shared.

    I would also consider using Custom Post Types.

    Thanks for this.

    I didn’t know about Custom Post Types, I will check them out.

    The primary site, kosraevillage.com, will stay as it is, with the blog and the gallery being WP sites that are integrated. When I say “integrated” I mean that they have a similar look and are called from the primary site menus.

    It’s too bad that I can’t just install a second WP site.

    Thanks,
    Katrina

    Eh. It’s a hassle with Mutltisite, since it doesn’t sync menus. If you make a change on one, you make them on all.

    Hi Mika,

    I’m not quite sure what you mean here.

    My original thought was that the gallery would be completely separate from the blog with a different theme, menus, etc. The only thing that they would have in common is that they are both WP based sites.

    Cheers,
    Katrina

    My original thought was that the gallery would be completely separate from the blog with a different theme, menus, etc. The only thing that they would have in common is that they are both WP based sites.

    AH! Then that is perfect for Multisite! 😀

    Thanks Mika!

    This has been a great learning opportunity for me, including restoring from backups after I toasted the existing site yesterday.

    What I have decided to do and have in process, is to create a separate URL for the photo site, host it as a sub domain under my main site. Install WP on the photo site. It means that I will have to administer 2 sites independently, but in the long run that is probably better for my mental health. 🙂

    Thanks for all of your help!
    Katrina

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