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different languages on each sub-site (8 posts)

  1. Gregg Banse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm planning to develop a WPMU setup with English at the top level and then different languages on the sub-domains. SO the structure would be something like:

    primarydomain.com (English)
    cn.primarydomain.com (Chinese)
    kr.primarydomain.com (Korean)
    etc..

    Do I need to use something like WPML to do this or can I have different languages in each of the sub-sites?

  2. Gregg Banse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Another note. I would like the Admin in English for all of the sub-sites but the actual copy and URLs in the native language.

    I know that if I set the language in the wp-config the whole site (admin and public) will be in that language - and that isn't what I want.

    I'm sifting through back posts here but if someone could offer some insight, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

  3. You can have different languages on the front of each site, and the same back end in English, yes.

  4. Gregg Banse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply. Would this have to be done using WPML or is there a simpler method?

  5. I don't know what's 'simplier' honestly. Some people find it easier to just write the copy in multiple languages.

  6. Gregg Banse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks again. It sounds like I don't need to do anything special here. I can install WPMU and create sub-sites with English for the admin and then publish the content and such in different languages.

    That brings up the question of permalinks and META data. I assume that permalinks would be English? Ideally, I'd like the Chinese site to use Chinese for the page names or does this pose a problem with some languages? Likewise for the META data. Since I'll be using Thesis (my plan at the moment) then I can write the META data in the language of choice.

  7. Well that's a normal-WordPress question ;) I think the permalinks are always 'English'

    You may want to look at http://www.eggplantdigital.cn/2011/09/howto-do-seo-friendly-url-for-chinese/

  8. Gregg Banse
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks mate. Much appreciated.

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