I have a single-site installation of WP at root and want to add a second blog at a subdomain.
Wanted in the near future:
In the longer-term future, I want to have:
subdomain.domain.com mapped to domain2.com
My host (namecheap) advises for the near future to create the subdomain.domain.com site as a separate single site installation.
Is it more appropriate that I go with a multisite installation now and, if so, should I first move my domain.com root single-site installation to a subdirectory (domain.com/domain_blog) while keeping the Site Address url as domain.com? Do I need to/should I 'import' domain.com into the multi-site installation?
Is the "Domain Mapping" and/or "Multi-Domain" or other plugin needed/really helpful for the above? Or should this all be done 'manually'?