We have a requirement of creating about 30-35 Departmental Sub-Sites. I have variations enabled on root site. I need the publishing feature to be enabled in the sub-site as well as variations on the sub-site as well. What is the best approach for this. I would need a lot of customization to the template like lots of custom list, libraries,site columns, content types, custom master an d page layouts, custom web parts added to the home page.
Please see below for hierarchy:
http://rootsite http://rootsite/en-us, http://rootsite/fr-ca http://rootsite/en-us/DepartmentSite1/en-us, http://rootsite/fr-ca/DepartmentSite1/fr-ca http://rootsite/en-us/DepartmentSite2, http://rootsite/fr-ca/DepartmentSite2
So DepartmentSite1, DepartmentSite2 would be based of the web template, but it should provision both English as well as French variations site with all custom elements populated in both.