I have a website, say
www.example.com, where I would like to have a few blogs owned by a few people (it isn't a blog creating site for end users though). For this, I am going to create a sub domain blog.example.com and let each user have their own folder for the blog, something like
blog.example.com/userB. I want to use only one WordPress installation for this.
Further, I want a setup where upon typing only blog.example.com, the homepage must display links to available blogs.
To get what I want, I thought of installing wordpress at the root at blog.example.com and have a single page in that blog that would link to the users' blogs.I googled and read the appropriate documents, and tried it out. However, it doesn't seem as simple as I thought.
If I install at the root, I must create user blogs at
userA.blog.example.com like subdomains, which gives an ugly url. If I install in subdir, say,
blog.example.com/wordpressfolder, then the blogs would have to be created at
blog.example.com/wordpressfolder/userA, which gives convoluted url.
Is there a way to get what I want?
I really like to have a separate domain for blogs, but if what I want isn't feasible, I will bite the bullet and create blogs at
www.example.com/blog/userA, which not that bad at the end of the day.