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I am trying to create an article directory on my website using wordpress. I would like to put it on a sub-domain and keep it Separate from my blog. The problem I am having is that the only way to do this involves creating another wordpress blog on a sub-domain page.

I really would like to keep it so I would only use one admin panel for both blog and article directory.

I was hoping someone here might be able to give me advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author WordPressurize
    @warriorclub Unfortunately, you can't have your cake and eat it too! Here are a couple partial solutions:

    1. Manual Subdomain Redirection:

    Create your article directory, and give all the articles a common parent category, i.e. "Articles". This category will likely get a slug called "articles", which can be accessed via "yourdomain[dot]com/articles".

    Now, through your hosting cPanel, create a new subdomain, i.e. "articles[dot]yourdomain[dot]com", and redirect it to "yourdomain[dot]com/articles". To be sure that its viewers do not enter your core website, you'll need to make some theme changes. Such as hiding/changing your main menu, and other core website links.

    2. WordPress MultiSite

    WordPress has an option that allows you to turn a single WordPress installation, into the support platform for an entire network of WordPress sites/blogs. It's this technology that allows them to run WordPress[dot]com. Multisite supports subdomains, and keeps things completely separate, while using the same database, hosting and WordPress administration. However, if your host does not support wildcard subdomains, you'll need to add the subdomain manually, as described in point 1.
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  • Profile picture of the author xtrapunch
    make use of WordPress' multi-site feature. This allows you to have multiple websites with separate sub-domains or directories. This is what you need.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Dead simple...

      Maybe these links from the Wordpress Codex will help you:

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    • Profile picture of the author Hthomas
      Originally Posted by xtrapunch View Post

      make use of WordPress' multi-site feature. This allows you to have multiple websites with separate sub-domains or directories. This is what you need.
      How much it is effective to use multi-site feature because sometimes it create problems.
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      • Profile picture of the author WordPressurize
        Originally Posted by Hthomas View Post

        How much it is effective to use multi-site feature because sometimes it create problems.
        What kind of problems?
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        "The Dominance characteristic values competency, results, and action. The Influence characteristic values action, enthusiasm, and relationships. The Steadiness characteristic values relationships, sincerity, and dependability. The Conscientiousness characteristic values dependability, quality, and competency... it is necessary to give them the thing they value most." - from Convert, by Ben Hunt

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  • Profile picture of the author sakthiganesh
    wordpress article directory is not compatible to work with wordpress multi site.
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    • Profile picture of the author warriorclub
      Originally Posted by 88dbsakthi View Post

      wordpress article directory is not compatible to work with wordpress multi site.
      This is seems to be my biggest problem. Wordpress article directory isn't compatible with a lot of things. I found some one willing to do it for me, for what I think is a good price, but I still don't have the money for it.

      I was hoping there was a simple way of to do it.
      In any case, I am learning a lot by following up on everyone's leads. please keep it coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorclub
    ok after watching a few wordpress videos on youtube I think a article directory using a template and WordPress Multi site might work. Just one more problem.

    none of the WordPress Multi site plugins, I am pulling up in google look like the one I need. Does anyone know where to find it?
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorclub
    Never mind, I found my answer by watching the same videos.
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