Hello, I am looking to create a site quite similar in organization and function to http://hurricanearchive.org/
Contributions are important, so I'll be using Omeka 1.5 at first; however, it is also important to have a "news" page, which would essentially be a blog.
I've looked for the various mentions on the forum of using Wordpress with Omeka, but did not find any detailed information about installing both together. In this case, it seems to me that the Omeka site should be the main site with the Wordpress site used only for the blog, and thus installed "under" it.
So my question is: if on my server I have the folder where I will install Omeka, for example "/mysite" do I install Wordpress into this folder as well, or into yet another subfolder like "/mysite/blog". And then is it really just a matter of links and trying to make the CSS as identical as possible so that the user doesn't feel like they are going to another site, and that the menu options on each "page" remain the same ad redirect properly?
Alternatively, would it make any sense (or be easier) to make the blog posts a type of item in the archive that are labeled as a specific collection, and then create an exhibit page that is the blog page? (I have not actually used Omeka yet, so I am not sure if I have the terminology correct for what I mean, but hopefully you get the gist of it).
Finally - what problems are there with using 1and1 as the hosting service? I already have a plan with them for another site, and would like to get my money's worth by using more of the space I am paying for.