Currently using MT, I'm considering WP for a new project.
I've some specific requirements...
I wantto use WP for a series of independent-and-associated blogs.
As a non-tech marketer, I don't pretend to understand the complexities.
With a proposed commercial enterprise currently in initial strategy phase, here's the outline structure and requirement.
Info is published at a 'main' site.
Through subdirectories, this site features mini-sites offering geographically localised content.
A section of each site requires frequent 'blog format' updates - to be covered by WP.
Can I do this with a single WP install and create individual 'local' blogs... with each having appropriate author permissions to cover the eventuality of responsibility for each 'locale' becoming spun-off under license.
If done this way, does a 'search' then include all the blogs? And, if so, is there a workaround so's to search just the appropriate blog?
A search in [domain.com]/us/sf should not reference info in [domain.com]/uk/ba/ or any other directory.
As an alternative, I'm guessing a 'simple' multiple WP install would keep them separate?
Beyond this... there's a requirement to be able to post 'centralised info' to individual 'blogs'... ideally with a single post rather than doing it individually. This is a one-way main->local requirement - not both ways.
Is this possible?
Considering the thing could get reasonably large - example: 5 daily entries from 100 'local' blogs - I'm concerned about performance with everything running off a single install/database.
Would it be better to multiple install?
With MT, I'd likely have potential/real problems with multiple blogs running from a single install/database are updated/rebuilt simultaneously - although as WP is dynamic this presumably shouldn't arise.
I guess my simple query is 'What's the best way to do this?'
Help appreciated. Please and thanks.