Can multisite be used in such a way to have a top level Network site (with a couple of pages) and additional multi sites which will be child pages of the Network site pages?
We need to build a WP website which will have child pages managed by different users and each user's area will have a blog for them to write posts. The top level Network site page/s will not be accessible in WP for the standard user but only for a Super Admin user, and the Super Admin user can update plugins and a custom theme which will update all site pages (Network site and all multisites).
I've had a play locally and get the below URL structures (sorry, re-watching GOT at the mo!):
Top level 'network site' ('/of' added via .htaccess as no page needed but required for SEO):
Additional multisite landing pages ('/jon' and '/cersei' would be added via .htaccess as no page needed but required for SEO):
Each multisite would have blogs so articles can be written:
And would contain other pages too:
All multisites would need the /of/thrones/ adding before their landing pages using a .htaccess rule so the whole URL would be Eg.
So should a multisite installation be used in this way?
- Is this the best way of achieving what we want? If not, is there a better way?
- Is it possible to search for and retrieve post content from all multisites at the Network site level?
- Can one nav menu be built and used in all site pages with this approach? Any help is much appreciated.