Thanks for reading! I have volunteered to rebuild the website for the Blantyre branch of the Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi. So far it has been quite successful, but only informs about my area Blantyre. There are nine branches, and each branch would now like a section for themselves.
I can see 2 ways forward…
- My preferred option would be to have one welcome page, that would send you to one branches of your choice. Each branch would be compartmentalized and have its own menus and would function as its own website. That way each branch could update by itself after the initial set up.
I have tried this… The main url is www.wildlifemalawi.org. I have tried to create a new sub-website and publish to this url - www.wildlifemalawi.org/lilongwe. Sadly the whole website would not open at all, and I had to wipe everything before I could publish the original website again. But would something like this work, without trying to get 9 more domain names?
- The second option, would be one huge website. This is worse, as one person (me!) would have to do all the updating for the whole of the country. The landing page would send you to each branch. But I would like to have the menus for each branch tailored to that specific branch - once you are in a branch it should feel like its own website, and not lead you back to the original landing page. So the menus would only start at the second level, after you have arrived at the branch you want. Is there a theme or way to do this?
Thanks for any advice!