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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Using One Theme on Multiple Sites

In certain situations (for example, when a Network Admin wants consistent branding/design across their entire network), each site in a network is used as a subsection of the main site. Some WordPress networks are set up as a magazine-style design on their main site and populate the content on their site with different posts from sites within their network, aggregating all the content to the main site in the network. You can see an example of this on a new blog on the WordPress.com network called FoodPress (http://foodpress.com), as shown in Figure 5-1.

FoodPress is a site run by Automattic, the company who owns WordPress.com, and their goal is to highlight posts from within the WordPress.com network that are about food and cooking. When you visit that site, you'll notice that all the post title links point to different blogs within their network. Although, WordPress.com allows the administrators of their network sites to use different designs, so the branding across sites is not consistent with the main FoodPress site — we use this example here of a magazine-style theme that aggregates content from within their network.

Figure 5-1: FoodPress, a magazine-style site in the WordPress.com network.

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Although each site in the network operates separately from the main (Network Admin) site, some Network Admins want each site to look the same as the main ...

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