wordpress website multisite or not?

Hi,
im looking to create a website.. which is just a portfolio of a business.. but they have different departments under their main business.. think of it as a software house.. they have ios dept, android dept and enterprise solutions.. now they want to have different design for all three different departments.. and may be have a sub domain allocated to each dept. BUT their main domain will remain the same.. (different sub domains for each dept).
i dont know if i should go with multisite approach? will it allow separate theme for each dept? will it help with seo in future? how to have a navigation on sub domains (automatically) to go back to main or other dept.
your valued input would really be appreciated.
thanks.

  • Nastia
    • Support Rock Star

    Hello @awais, I trust you are well!

    Thank you for this question and welcome to our community!

    In Multisite Network it's easier to navigate through your WP-dashboard to subdomains dashboards.
    After enabling Multisite Network, you may choose to have different themes/plugins on subdomains. All themes and plugins are installed for the entire network.

    This documentation might help with the creation of Multisite Network:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

    Recent studies showed that when you use a subdomain you don’t have to stress about affecting your top level domain with duplicate pages or content.
    Here is a good video that explains how Google views subdomains:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MswMYk05tk

    WPMU DEV offers different type of SEO plugins to boost your page rank
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/projects/tag/wordpress-seo/#plugins-filter

    how to have a navigation on sub domains (automatically) to go back to main or other dept.

    This is simple, create a Custom Link menu with URL of top-level domain like shown in the attached screenshot.

    I hope this helps! Let us know if you have other questions!

    Kind Regads,
    Nastia

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