Just to state where I am, I have installed WordPress and have been running it for a couple of weeks. I use RapidWeaver to design and publish my website, and I have WP plugin that places the WordPress blog right within the RapidWeaver theme. It's all integrated nicely. RapidWeaver does have a Blog page, but it's cumbersome (but very powerful and nice looking) and has some quirks that annoy me. For example, every time you update your blog, it has to publish every blog posting you've ever made. So, in my old website, I had about a hundred postings, and it would take about an hour to publish. And you should hear my curse words, if I found a typo somewhere.
So, in this new website I was going to have RapidWeaver handle a couple of small blogs, with my main blog handled by WordPress (inside of the RapidWeaver theme). However, I've kind of fallen in love with WordPress, so I decided that I should network three or four blogs using WordPress. After reading everything, I thought "this should be easy."
Ok, first thing is that I cannot find the "add site" drop down menu. I'm in the admin menus (the web address ends with wp-admin, so I know I'm there). I can do everything but add a new blog. After reading several instruction and FAQ's on the Wordpress website, I think (but cannot be sure) that I have to enable networked blogs at installation. So, my first question is…do I have to reinstall WP? Or is there a secret button somewhere that I'm missing?
My second question is that I'm not going to put the other blogs in subdomains or separate domains. They are just going to be in separate files, like /mysite.com/blog1.php, ….blog2.php, and …blog3.php. Is this workable? Or will that blow up with SQL database.
Please talk to me like I'm a drunk college freshmen, because I'm just learning how to do all of this. And remember, I'm a Mac person, and anything that looks like a command line requires me to take deep breathing exercises.