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  • Hello

    Example: I have a domain: domain.com. I did it with Hostgator. I created a subdomain: subdomain.domain.com. Yes, with Hostgator.

    So…

    I installed WordPress in both of them: the domain and the subdomain.

    Now I want to be able to display the posts from the subdomain in the domain’s hompage next to all the posts from the domain. You know what I mean?

    How the F do I do this? LOL

    I’ve been trying to figure this out but to my surprise I can’t find an answer.

    I saw something about sitewide tags BUT it says it is NOT compatible with my WordPress. I also saw this plugin is for MULTISITE wordpress and I do NOT use that. Should I? Why? WTF is that? LOL Oh God I’m just so frustated.

    Yes, I’m a newbie but I learn quickly. Don’t be afraid to use technical words with me, just try to be as clear as possible.

    I do really appreciate any help. Thank you very VERY much in advance!

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  • Now I want to be able to display the posts from the subdomain in the domain’s hompage next to all the posts from the domain. You know what I mean?

    Why? Are you aware that search engines will penalize both sites for duplicate content?

    I didn’t look at it that way. What I mean to do is have more blogs under my blog’s domain. All of them will have their own administrators/authors.

    Mydomain.com: where I write general content

    mydomain.com/subdomain: where my bloggers write their own content so they have their own site (under my site)

    as mydomain.com is the main site I was thinking it would be great to have my blogger’s posts display there as well? in the mydomain.com’s Homepage

    I had no idea this could be a penalization. Would it then be more appropiate to add a widget with the subdomains’ recent posts?

    Thanks for your reply

    Would it then be more appropiate to add a widget with the subdomains’ recent posts?

    Yes, as an RSS feed, you won’t have that kind of penalty. But depending on what it is you are trying to do (in the big picture sense), you might look at using Multisite. Though if you are new to WP, it’s a pretty steep learning curve.

    I read a bit about mutlsite but being a newbie I think I’m not ready for this. Do you think it would be possible to change my site to a multisite in the future?

    By the way I found the “Page links to” plugin which links pages or posts to other pages or posts. Maybe I could use that and link homepage’s empty posts to the subdomain’s posts. That way it is not repeating any post, it’s redirecting it to the subdomain’s posts which honestly that’s what I wanted to begin with: Homepage displaying its own posts + linking to the subdomain’s posts. maybe I wasn’t explaining myself right. I haven’t even started this yet, it’s an idea. I want everything to be clear before I start.

    OK I’m reading about multisite in the link you shared and I may be able to this instead? My site is still empty so it would be easir to install the multisite? I would appreacite a bit of guidance in this as I believe it will work better for my site!

    It’s not easy to change a site to multisite, so not a great option.

    What is it that you want to do with this site? Who are going to be your users/authors? Is this one topic/subject area?

    Like I said, multisite is really pretty hard if you are not experienced with WP – the multisite gurus generally tell people flat out not to start with Multisite.

    Thanks for your help.

    What I want to do is start a fashion website where I will write articles related to many topics related to fashion and I also want to have “sub-blogs” for fashion bloggers that I manage. They will have their personal blog in MY site.

    This is a real example:

    stylelovely.com is the main site and they have a lot of bloggers in, for example: stylelovely.com/ladyaddict/

    I want to be the “super admin” of my site and their blogs and let my bloggers be the “admins” of their personal blogs

    Well, that’s pretty much multisite, but be forewarned, it will likely be a lot of learning and work. Start here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    WordPress Multisite 101

    Make sure that you are using good hosting that will be able to run and support multisite well. (You’ll need to talk to them – as we don’t discuss hosting here per the forum guidelines.)

    OK, thanks for your help. Much appreciated. I will take a deep look into this.

    BTW I use Hostgator as a hosting. I believe they’re good, aren’t they? I will probably hire a web developer in the future anyway to help me with all of this and with the back up of all my data because I don’t know much about that.

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