As my blog has grown the readership has diversified, and I would like to provide an alternative "Magazine" style front page for less blog-orientated readers, using a "category based" rather than "time based" presentation. It would also allow me to draw attention to good article in the the archives (now up to 1350 articles).
It should be possible, since this is done by (e.g.,) problogger.net, with a portal frontpage, and a "traditional" blog format at the problogger.net/blog address.
I've considered several approaches, such as doing a multiuser setup (they all seem geared to multiple blogs in one database) and using the Domain Mirror plugin pointing to a subdirectory on the same domain (but that plugin requires separate domains).
The one thing I want to avoid is having duplicate copies of articles, which would be something of a nightmare.
The existing blog is at mattwardman.com/blog, and I would like the magazine style presentation to be at mattwardman.com. I'm looking at using a theme such as Structure for the magazine presentation.
I know that I may need to make some compromises on - e.g.,- the plugins that I run. I'll do that if necessary.
As a last resort I'd be prepared to use a separate domain for the magazine style front page.
Thanks in advance for any help.