New to wordpress here and I've seen some conflicting recommendations on whether or not my particular site design would benefit from it or not.
Instead of guessing and not knowing for certain I thought I would check here.
I'm planning on having a site with a single 'branding' but multiple contributors - blog writers, podcasts, video sections, etc. - each with a unique audience but a shared branding (under the domain name, all getting periodic exposure on the sites main page)
The sites would be things like blogname.domain.com, blogname2.domain.com, podcast1.domain.com and so forth. If one were to be popular enough I would want to separate the branding some and make it something like blogname2.com instead of blogname2.domain.com
My question is this - if there are various content producers with slightly different templates but a 'shared' userbase (ie. userA can register/subscribe to blogname.domain.com but will now be able to comment/participate on any other blog/podcast/whatever on the site) do I want to use a single-site or multi-site configuration?
Thanks for any clarification!