Website With Two Sections - How To?

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I have a website that's hosted with Weebly (yeah, I know...), and I'm toying with the idea of moving it to another host and using WordPress instead.

The problems is the website has two distinct sections - one for one group of people and one for another. I'd need some sort of "splash page" (I use that term loosely) to direct people where to go when they first reach the site, and each section has a different navigation bar.

My question is how would I do something like this in WordPress?? I've been toying with the idea of MultiSite, but I'm not sure if this would work. Hell, I'm not even positive how it would work...

(I have the site already published, but I'm not sure if I can post the link here. If I can, let me know, and I'll respond with the site so you can see what I mean.)
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  • Profile picture of the author mgreener
    Hi,

    It might be easier to simply install Wordpress twice, in two different directories. For example, site.com/a and site.com/b.
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    • Profile picture of the author CJWrite
      Originally Posted by mgreener View Post

      Hi,

      It might be easier to simply install Wordpress twice, in two different directories. For example, site.com/a and site.com/b.
      I was toying with that idea as well. I'm not exactly an experienced web designer/developer, and I can't really find any other solution, despite my Mad Googling efforts.

      If I did this, though, I would have two different login pages to access the two different sections, correct? That would be kind of a pain, but I'm pretty sure I could get used to it...

      Thanks for the insight, btw!
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  • Profile picture of the author BillyW
    This may be able to help:

    Create A Network « WordPress Codex

    You can create a network so there would effectively be one login page (I believe). I've never personally done this so I'm not 100% sure this would work for you though.
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    • Profile picture of the author CJWrite
      Originally Posted by BillyW View Post

      This may be able to help:
      Create A Network « WordPress Codex

      You can create a network so there would effectively be one login page (I believe). I've never personally done this so I'm not 100% sure this would work for you though.
      I've looked at that site and I pretty much understand it - for the most part. I even did change the wp_config to allow the multisite, but I'm not sure if it'll do what I need it to do though, namely the two different nav bars.

      I guess there's only one way to find out though....
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  • Profile picture of the author vgvetter
    Depends a little on the expectations of your viewers. If it doesn't confuse people to land on a general home page and select their direction, I'd go that way.

    It would involve only a home page link to each section, and a separate menu for each section which is pretty easy to do with the WP custom menu feature.
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  • Profile picture of the author prtt75
    I have this project site built with wordpress (multi user enabled) with buddypress installed. I'm not sure maybe that is something that might work:

    This is the Main Blog
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