I have a new client who has 2 WordPress websites in use at present.
The first / main site is hosted at www.domain.com and the secondary site is at info.domain.com. However, both sites need to be mutually searchable ie do a search from 1 site and get appropriate results from both.
So, I was considering replicating the info.domain.com websites content and features on the main site. But since the 'info' website uses a different template and has different plugins in use I no longer think this is a great option.
So after a little research, im being swayed towards setting up a multi-site environment. The online resources I've read suggest this will allow me to use different plugins and themes on the two sites whilst allowing a search from either site to bring up results from both sites.
Is this correct?
If I set-up a multisite, is it possible/straightforward to keep the main site at www.domain.com whilst having the 'info' site remain accessible via 'info.domain.com' ?
Is there a better solution?
Thanks in advance. Any and all constructive comments / options will be appreciated.