I am not even sure how to phrase this, so I apologize in advance if this topic is addressed elsewhere.
Also, please bear in mind that I am a WP beginner. Thank you in advance!
This problem is tremendously difficult for me to solve, much less articulate...
My company's site is built on the WP platform. We are about to start podcasting. Before I started at this job, somebody set up the radio show in another WP installation, on a subdomain.
The contractor did this, as I understand it, because he said the live podcasting would drag down our main website, so better to have it in a separate installation.
Now I am totally confused.
The main site was just totally redesigned. The "radio show" area, of course, has the old design. So I was thinking that I would just duplicate our current site onto a subdomain and pass people back and forth between the two WordPress installations, just as they have been doing before I came along.
This doesn't work the way I would hope.
Also, the current site is phenomenally complex... Three different developers... Built in Thesis... I'm just not sure I am tackling this correctly.
I may have to hire somebody to do this, but I'm not sure what I need somebody to do!
Should I just make a fresh, simple theme that includes my header, footer and sidebar? The posts would all come from the radio show category in its own radio show blog, but everything else would link back to the main site.
Is that the right approach? Or...
Should I be thinking more about what I am doing now-- duplicating my current site-- and just making some hacks?