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I'm at a bit of an impasse trying to satisfy this client's requirements. Long story short, they would like an overall site that certain people can access and modify, plus a blog with a completely different look and feel. Their current site was just redesigned, and it is what I'll be primarily porting to WordPress. They also have a WordPress blog sitting at /blog running an outdated WP with a Kubrick-based theme - they would like to keep that theme/styling.

Here's the issues:

  • They want to manage it all from a single backend
  • They want the blog with the different look and feel to reside on /blog for the links that are already out there (multisite won't allow this).
  • The blog pages should all be consistent - categories, single posts, archives, etc
  • Search should return results from both site and blog

So basically, I'm wondering if this is feasible from a single install with conditional statements and theming, or if a multisite is necessary (and all the hassles that come with it). Normally I would just go multisite because of the separate theming, but since the blog that has the separate theme needs to sit on /blog, that won't work (easily).

Any ideas?

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You could go with multisite, but as long as they're only asking for a different look and feel, you could work it out with Templates and conditional statements for enqueueing styles, scripts, etc.

For the ease of things, I'd go with a single site install.

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I've been trying to drill down if there's anything else they want out of that blog section other than a different look and feel, but it doesn't seem so. My only concern there is archive.php, but perhaps I can override those related pages and avoid sending people to the generic archive altogether. –  SickHippie Mar 8 '12 at 18:13
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Just alter the query. Remember: You can always use conditionals with the posts_clauses filter. Benefit: Don't add an additional query. –  kaiser Mar 8 '12 at 18:15
    
There's not a whole lot of info on posts_clauses out there - it's basically adding multiple additional SQL statements to the query object, right? –  SickHippie Mar 8 '12 at 18:26
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Oh, there is. Just search for the filter name and my user name. I'm a big fan of that one :) And no, it's not adding anything. It gives you the query in pieces. You can then add, alter, whatever-you-can-imagine with the query. –  kaiser Mar 8 '12 at 18:44
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Done. See Codex now... :) –  kaiser Mar 8 '12 at 22:45

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