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Multilanguage site with 3 domains (27 posts)

  1. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good morning,
    I will try to explain properly what I need. I have 3 domains for the same site. These domains are in 3 different languages because I want to build a website with the same topic but in different languages. Now, what i want is that when visitors click on the english domain they go directly to the English page where you can find the links for the other two languages as well. If you click on the spanish flag, then you will be redirected on the spanish website with the spanish domain name. How can I do this? I am not an expert, so please, be very specific!
    Thank you so much
    Tonia

  2. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    Since you have 3 domains, I believe you will need a WordPress network install and domain mapping plugin.

    Ideally, you will start with creating the main site first, and then you can use the Site Template plugin to create a template so that you an copy it and translate it. And then proceed with the domain mapping.

    Reason why I choose this method is because you have 3 domains. Hope that helps.

  3. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi!thank you very much! Since i did not start filling the site yet, do you suggest me to do the wordpress network install first, then download the plugin and then the do the mapping?

  4. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By the way, my hosting is bluehost. Probably i should point the domainsvto bluehost first? My primary domain is already up and running

  5. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, you're right.

    Do let me know if everything is clear. I hope your issue is resolved. If you have other inquires, kindly post on the related forum.

    Thank you for using WordPress! :)

  6. Yes, install WordPress, activate multisite, make your subsites, THEN map them :) Nice job, Mohd :D

  7. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All the process is the one although my hosting provider is bluehost?

  8. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I mean, I installed wordpress from Bluehost so I have no clue where I can find the wp-config.php or public_html/...

  9. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can follow the guide link I provide above on Create_A_Network. But here, I provide you a basic guide.

    I have done a bit of Google and found this link which might be relevant to setting up WordPress Multisite on BlueHost

    Cheers!

  10. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, I have found it! The problem though is that I don't want to create subdomains... I just want to add different domains to have different views of the site.... I am quite lost now...

  11. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, I have created the network but when I try to create a new site it tells me Missing or invalid site address...

  12. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'll try to be attentive and solve this issue.

    Do you mind to give me:

    1. The main URL of your site
    2. The subsites that you have created

    We need to first the network of sites. Then, we will use the domain mapping plugin so that each subsites can be mapped with a different domain name (ie example1.com - mainsite, example2.com - subsite, example3.com - subsite).

    Cheers!

  13. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I haven't created any subsite because it gives me Missing or invalid site address. Though, I am putting mysite3.com to create a site. Maybe I should put subsite.mysite3.com and then change it when I do the mapping?

  14. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, I have created it as a subsite. should I do the mapping first and then point it to bluehost?

  15. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    I found your website is related to pornogrpahy it contains adult content. I can no longer support you on this matters.

  16. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What are you talking about? It is a site on housekeeping advices. I am a respectful young woman.please let me know how you found that awful information. Thank you

  17. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And anyway... There is no content yet! Nothing at all

  18. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Mohd Rafie: I don't think the poster literally meant "mysite3.com" as the website in question. No actual site URL has been mentioned in this post so far.

    toniacast82: Generally, people use "example.com" for giving examples and such, for just this reason. The domain of example.com is a restricted domain that nobody can register, for usage like this. :)

  19. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am sorry if I offended you but you have given me a site with the address:

    I am putting mysite3.com

    Can you once again give the main WordPress installation which you made so I can have a look. And let me know the URL of the subsite.

    Thank you.

    [edited]

    Pardon me, I saw it as an active URL on my iPad. Kindly supply me with adequate information so that we can assist you. Pardon me for my shortcomings.

  20. ok, I have found it! The problem though is that I don't want to create subdomains... I just want to add different domains to have different views of the site.... I am quite lost now...

    Toni, you have to walk before you can run :)

    You must make subdomain or subfolder sites before you can map a domain. I promise it works, but if you don't do things in order, it'll be a mess and everyone gets frustrated, okay?

    1) Make Multisite (you did that)
    2) Make subsites

    Have you made a subsite for your (eventually) mapped domain? Yes or no?

  21. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No problem st all. Please bare with me since english is not my mothertongue! Anyway, ive done it all! I am just trying to map the sites now. But i am not sure if i should do it from WP or from the cpanel in bluehost

  22. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good to know we're on track.

    Kindly follow the Installation guide for the domain mapping plugin.

  23. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok, when in the domain mapping configurantion I enter the Server IP Address (actually two...)I am also entering the domain name and when I hit save nothing happens, it keeps staying on the same page... I am not sure if I should do something else from the cpanel in bluehost, since I have already created the addon domains.

  24. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I receive this message when trying to open the site:
    404 Error File Not Found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed,
    had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

  25. Mohd Rafie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there,

    Have you put the sunrise.php as where it is needed as well as edit the wp-config file?

    Other than that, if you have issues with the domain mapping plugin, kindly open a new ticket and ask the plugin developer or I might help you there as well. Just for the sake of organizing things ;)

    Let me know if you need any other help.

  26. toniacast82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the sunrise is in /public_html/wp-content/sunrise.php

    in config I entered define( 'SUNRISE', 'on' ) right above require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

    if you think it is ok I will open a ticket.

    Thank you!

  27. ok, when in the domain mapping configurantion I enter the Server IP Address (actually two...)

    Two? What do you mean two? You can only have one IP.

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