Consolidating Separate Wordpress Website & Blog into 1 Instance

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Our company website is currently not on Wordpress (3rd party custom CMS site), but our company blog is already on Wordpress. We use 2 different domain names to access them.

We want to rebuild our website using just Wordpress and we want to integrate the old Wordpress blog into the new installation. This is easy and we have tested (simple export from old blog and import into new Wordpress).

But we don't know how to keep the 2 domains functioning.

Current setup:
DOMAIN #1 > CMS SERVER
DOMAIN #2 > OLD WORDPRESS BLOG

New desired setup:
DOMAIN #1 > NEW WORDPRESS SITE
DOMAIN #2 > BLOG POSTS on NEW WORDPRESS SITE

It is true that users on DOMAIN #1 will be able to use the menus to navigate to the blog on the new Wordpress server - this is fine. But for odd historical reasons some Blog readers don't know about DOMAIN #1 and will continue to use DOMAIN #2. We don't want them to hit the homepage and be confused - we want DOMAIN #2 to point directly at the List of Blog Posts on the new server (and look like a separate domain still). In other words DOMAIN #2 needs to point to a subset of the site. We don't want to just do a domain forward to DOMAIN #1 if at all possible.

Is this at all possible?
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.

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Keep domain #2 functional and use mod_rewrite to redirect requests to domain #1.

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Commented:
Hi Jason

Thanks for the pointer. Would you mind giving me a little more of an explanation please? Not a step by step guide necessarily, but enough of a pointer so that I can make sure that a Wordpress developer knows exactly what I need them to do?

For example:
* The real blog URL is currently http://domain1/ourblog - how do I point DOMAIN #2 at this specific URL?
* Can I configure DOMAIN #2 to remain in the URL or will it just forward to DOMAIN #1?
       ie user types in http://domain2 and gets forwarded to http:/domain1/ourblog
* What settings would I use for mod_rewrite?

Thanks!

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Hi

Would you be able to provide me with the extra info please? We'd love to get this new Wordpress website & blog up and running this week.

Thanks!

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