“Smithers, who IS this young go-getterIpstenu-DH? I like the cut of her jib.”
Thank you, yet again. And now I must burden you with those questions I mentioned.
OK, I read your book and am going to start to work on my sites. Thank you very much.
At present I will be the only user/admin so I will not need to worry about rights for others to get into the site, etc.
But I do have some pressing questions. I hope the answers are not as complicated as the questions.
- I want my home page onemanz.com to have a four column table that will show the most recent post of my four sub-sites (guitar, malt, beer, meal). I know I can do this manually by just copying and pasting the first few lines and adding an hyperlink under “Read More.”
But can I actually set this up so it automatically updates when I post on a sub-sites?
I will be moving all of the actual content from http://tspguitar.com/ to onemanz.com/guitar.
A. Does it make sense (is it possible) for me to try to import this stuff into my sub-site /guitar directly from tspguitar.com?
Or should I just copy and paste the text one article at a time and insert the old photos and video links etc manually? I do not mind just copying and pasting the text and making all new articles. But I thought it might be possible to bring it all over together.
B. In either case, do I have the option to get this stuff loaded without it appearing as a flood of blog posts? In other words, have it loaded in the “pages” etc.
If it is simplest just to paste the stuff in as posts one after the other , I can do that and just put a disclaimer on each like “Originally appeared on tspguitar.com March 1, 2011”
Which leads me to…
- This question is a bit more complicated. But I need to know how to accomplish this before I start moving stuff from the other site. My guitar site will be my main test site for all other sites.
(please remember I am completely ignorant about networks, directory structure, PDF, not just WordPress ignorant.)
I would like to have a blog on the main page of each sub-site, which will include news items, newsfeed items, and then the more serious content - reviews, articles and interviews - supported with media files (heavily in the case of the guitar site.)
The reviews, articles and interviews will appear in the chronological blog, but document versions of them need to be accessible from the front page of the respective sub-site via pull-down menus. This is so old reviews are not lost in the blog as new posts appear.
Example: /guitar needs a menu bar at the top with the buttons - Reviews, Articles, Interviews, Media. This would be different than the default menu bar that leads to About, Home, etc. Or if it uses that default bar, each sub-site must have a separate menu. (The whisky and beer sites need their own menus).
A reader will drill down like this - Reviews/Guitars/Gibson/J-200, and up comes the review of the Gibson J-200. (Ideally it will be an html post, with a link at the bottom to download a pdf).
The same would go for Articles and Interviews. Media would allow people to browse all audio and video files (some hosted on Youtube, others hosted on the site).
Is this what “child pages” are for? Would “Reviews” be the menu name, and parent page, and contain links to child pages for each guitarmaker? And then have a “grandchild” page for each individual guitar review?
This may be more a choice than an issue. But based on your experience, regarding the logic of setting up such sites…
Since each review/article/interview is also going to be put on the blog itself as a “post”, …
A. Any foreseeable issues with having that post be separate from the grandchild page version of the same review/article/interview? Or is there a way to have them be the same thing, so the “read more” leads to the grandchild page version?
B. Does it make sense to also have a “Category” called Reviews, and one for Article, and one for Interview?
Or should I have the Category be Gibson, Martin, Collings?
Or have the Category be Guitars, Accessories, Artist?
OR can my review of the Gibson J-200 be listed under different categories like Review, Guitar, Gibson? Or is that limited to “tags”?
Those are the things I need to know before I proceed. And I would value your input a great deal!