I want to set up a few blogs with some friends that will ideally work like this: We each have our own pages that display our personal entries ( something like bill.blah.com displays bill's entries, mike.blah.com display's mikes, etc.).
I also want to have another page that collects all the entries into one page (www.blah.com, or everybody.blah.com, something like that).
I know you can do multiple installs of WP and have them point to the same DB, but using different table names, except to be able to collect them all, i believe all the entries have to end up in the in the same tables, in which case all the entries show up in one palce.
Seems like this can be done by using an install of WP at each subdomain, all of which point to the same database and tables, and then filtering each page using the author. The main collective page will just exclude the author filter.
Is that possible / easy to do / already done somewhere else?
I haven't used wordpress at all yet, and i'm just about to set up the domain, but I've used movable type in the past, with which I did something more or less similar, although not across subdomains. However since the database can be specified in the multiple installs of WordPress, it seems like this will avoid any problems that might crop up due to subdomain issues. Any ideas or comments?