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how can I move a blog from main to subdomain or the other way around (8 posts)

  1. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    hello,

    for various reasons I need to do one of the following:

    a) create and use a blog (the standard one that you can see on the home of the whole wpmu site) when the site grows and I have more subdomain style blogs I would like to move the main blog to a subdomain and have a new designed blog available on the homepage.

    b) create the blog I later want directly in a subdomain and somehow redirect the main blog to this subdomain blog. Later when the site has grown and I have many more subdomain blogs I will just remove this redirect

    what of this is easier done?

    the example is this:
    a)create http://zice.ro and later move to http://sibiu.zice.ro
    b) create http://sibiu.zice.ro and setup a permanent redirect oh http://zice.ro to http://sibiu.zice.ro later just delete the redirect

    now what would be easier a) or b) or can you suggest another method of achieving the same result?

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Easiest way is to create the subdomain blog you want for later, and link to it from the main blog's home page.

    Although I'm wondering why not just use the subdoamin blog fromt he get-go? Or even the main blog? If you plunk a home.php page in the main blog's theme directory, it will show whatever you want, including (or not) that blog's entries.

  3. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I am not sure you understood what I tried to explain, I'll try again in more detail :-)

    I am trying to setup up a kind of portal with info (cultural, whats going on in the city, reviews etc.) about a city...
    because I just started I does make not much sense to start with sibiu.zice.ro instead I want to show all infos, details about that city (=sibiu) on the blog homepage and later when/if it works and the community grows (I will give the authors their own subdomain blogs, and maybe we will get more cities like brasov.zice.ri or bucuresti.zice.ro so then later it would make not much sense to have the blog of sibiu on the top page, it should be moved to its own subdirecty.

    or do you think it is too hard/silly to start it this way, I mean the other option is to make 2 designs, one for sibiu.zice.ro and one for zice.ro and try and find general content for zice.ro

    I hope I made more sense this time and plz pardon my weak english...
    I just thought it would be kind of hard/stupid to have actually not much on the start page zice.ro or have all that stuff about sibiu on the main page in the beginning when there is not much content...

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    That's why I asked. Often, what is posted is the solution to a problem and how the poster is trying to make it work, when a better understanding of what you're trying to do is more helpful for both of us. See? :)

    What I would do, is set up the sub-blog for that city. Have the main blog a generic thing - you don;t have to post much to it, you coudl just divert visitors (for now) to the sibiu.zice.ro blog, and then where there is more, just change the main page to show the rest. See? Actually, there is plenty of plugins and code to plunk into the main page to get it to show content from their blogs and direct people around the site.

    main page = portal to rest of site. Less headaches that way. My name does't link to my MU site, but you can see what I did here: http://homeschooljournal.net .

  5. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    thx for the link,

    I saw some interesting things there. I'll do as you suggest so now I wil start to look around for plugins to show stuff on the mainpage,....

    can you give me some ideas? maybe a plugin list or a screenshot or whatever I could use to show content of subdomain blogs on the mainpage, of course I could add soem rss feeds of general interest from other sites.

    btw. what theme are you using for your mainsite (homeschool) ? what themes are you offering your blogs? is it just the general wpmu-theme-pack that is available on wpmudev.org ?

    did I say THX ? :-)

  6. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    The themes users have are listed here:
    http://homeschooljournal.net/available-themes/
    And it actually shows the disabled themes too. :-/ Hmmm...
    It uses this;
    http://wpmudevorg.wordpress.com/project/List-All-Themes and I set up a template page with the call on it. I have all from the theme pack and MORE.

    The list of blogs on the left is this plugin:
    http://wpmudevorg.wordpress.com/project/List-All

    The theme I use for the main page is credited in the footer.

    The latest posts from aroudn the site is this code:
    http://www.atypicalhomeschool.net/wordpress-plugins/ah-recent-posts-mu.txt

  7. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I've been meaning to fix that bug about disabled themes. Over the last few months i've been doing a bit of payed work for several people so time just hasn't permitted.

  8. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    @andrea

    unfortunately techwench's site is down - are you allowed to pass me the original theme files?

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