after some searching in these forums, I found no article regarding my question. Since the question is not an easy one, I separate it into different parts.
While answering my questions, place consider the following restrictions:
- I cannot modify the Apache configuration, since my provider does not allow it.
- I have no shell access and cannot do things like make soft links etc.
I want to set up WP-MU for several private blogs of my own. (Since the topics are so different that it would make no sense putting all in one blog.)
Those blogs shall lie in different directories. The categories for my homepage are organized in several folders. Let's assume a structure like this:
Now, I want to have blog URIs like this:
(Appending "/index.php" to the URI would be acceptable.)
Then I would have a kind of "logical" URI structure.
Problem 1: As far as I can see from the documentation, WP-MU requires _one_ and only one prefix for all the blogs (e.g. "/blogs").
I could copy the "index.php" of WP-MU to each of those blog directories, but I doubt that this would work. What else files would I need to copy? All of them? (I'd rather have WP-MU installed in just one place in the file structure, with the other places referencing to that one.)
It would be okay if those URIs just work for viewing and commenting the blog articles, but not for editing. I could use a central URI (like "/wpmu-admin") for adding new posts, editing some, reviewing comments, etc. But the client must be able to display and comment the posts at the URIs mentioned above.
Because I write some things in English and some in German, I made two different subdomains, like: "de.mydoman.com" and "en.mydomain.com". Both subdomains will of course have different blogs, but similiar URI structures. (So, in order to switch from English to German, You might for example change the URL from "en.mydomain.com/music/thoughts" to "de.mydomain.com/music/thoughts".
I would be acceptable to have two different WP-MU installations, one for the German and one for the English part. But I would prefer having just one, since users then don't have to create one account per language.
Would that somehow be possible?
This is more like a request for a plug-in, or maybe a point in some WP programming documentation. I would like to be able to include the newest articles of one or more blogs into other pages as well. Is there an easy way to do so, in "WP foreign" pages? (I don't want to use an iframe for that, no way.) Because I am a programmer, I could easily call some nice WP functions from another PHP page, I just need to know which ones.
Thanks for Your attention!