On the page http://codex.wordpress.org/Before_You_Create_A_Network, this message I'm quoting seem to be implementing if the "types of multisite network" is path-based or web pages only. Can you also say that this message is applicable for subdomains and domains knowing that there can be issue on SEO duplicate content, user administration, and URL redirection from
If you plan on creating sites that are strongly interconnected, that share data, or share users, then a multisite network might not be the best solution. If all you want is for different collections of web pages [“provided that this is a web page, but not subdomains”] to look very different, then you can probably achieve what you want in a single site by using a plugin to switch themes, templates, or stylesheets. If all you want is for different groups of users to have access to different information, then you can probably achieve what you want in a single site by using a plugin to switch capabilities, menus, and link URLs.
Because the way I see it, the biggest problem might be about URL redirection.
Knowing that you have a single Wordpress site that was installed in
www.example.com and your directory could be
www.example.com/partners, then in your DNS you have configured to point
partners.example.com, if the link that you are going to give out is
partners.example.com/products, would it be redirecting to
www.example.com/partners/products or maybe worst... it goes to
www.example.com/products because Wordpress was installed as
So my question is... Is there a way to go about this? or should I use a multisite if this is the case?