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  • Hi all!
    I want to create something like “wordpress portal” and I search the best solution for that.
    So , I want to include in my website multiple blogs. A good example is : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ . The left column is for “FEATURED BLOG POSTS” and on the right are the news. I can see this as 2 blogs , one for blogs posts and one for news. Each blog have it own categories, etc..
    I want to create something like this , a wordpress blog with multiple sub-blogs. I can’t use for this only categories, should be a better method. I think I can use WP Multisite for this , or a plugin (Custom Post Types), etc..
    Another thing that I want to do, is to manage all post in different database table, not only in wp_posts. How I understand, WP Multisite will store posts in something like : wp_{id_blog}_posts. I do this to not overload table “wp_post” and slow my website.
    Wait reviews and tips for this.
    thanks !

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    WHY do you not want to use categories? If you’re the only author, there’s no reason to separate the sites like that unless the context and design really need to be separate.

    The main reason to use MultiSite is to separate posts in multiple tables wp_{id_blog}_posts , and don’t overload wp_posts wich will slow my website. I post over 10-15 posts daily.
    Also, if I will use only categories, I will have limited control over ‘sub-blogs’ and I think that with WP Multiste I will have much better control.

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You’re the second person or maybe third I’ve seen ask about this.

    If a large posts table is slowing down your site… you need better web hosting.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Especially because a lot of tables will slow you down too.

    What about ‘Custom post type’, can I use them for my project?
    If I decide to use only categories for this website, then I need to group all my post in parent categories and then use sub-category as main categories?

    My advice: Do not use Multisite for this. It will be an overkill, more complicated and may slow down your site(s). Keep it simple!

    I don’t see the need for custom content. You are writing blog posts, and blog posts they are.

    Use categories. Have one top category for each “sub blog”. Top level categories are like sections of a magazine. This wil also make it easy to “cross post” by selecting multiple categories.

    You may also add sub categories, or use tags, to classify your posts.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Yes, you can use CPTs for that. Or categories. Categories are easier.

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