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    For our site structure, we would like to have two blogs working separately on the site. One for news and updates, for example called “news”. And one for trends and future studies, for example called “trends”.

    We want to have these to features separated. First i thought of separate them with different categories, but it messed up the functionality with “latest posts”-widget, and logics with sub categories for both news and trends.

    So, what we would like is to have one blog for News, and one blog for Trends.

    Is this possible, and if so, how?



    Hi lotsdesign,

    As far as I know, the only alternative would be to do a separate install of WordPress. For example, you would keep “News” with your current install then create a sub-folder called “Trends” that would install WordPress into. The downside to this method is that 1) you’re running two WordPress installs, 2) you have to match the theme on both so you have a seamless effect, 3) they’re not integrated so if you make a design change on one you have to make it on the other.

    Personally when I’ve had to setup a News/Press Releases section plus a Blog, I created two main categories under Posts then created any sub-categories I needed under each of those. So I didn’t have any conflicts I made sure that the categories did not share the same sub-categories then when creating the “Latest Posts” widgets I used two different widgets 1) with the News category selected, 2) with the Blog category selected.

    Hope this helps.




    Thanks for your reply Mya! Super helpful. The second alternative with sub categories sounds way better.

    So, after creating two main categories, with each different sub categories, do you just make two items in the menu directing to the two main categories, and don’t use the assigned blog function at all?


    Hi lotsdesign,

    That sounds about right. Just because you know that the categories are all really part of the same “blog” doesn’t mean the user does.



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