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  • Resolved Marteens



    I am making my first homepage:, and now I am trying to make a subdirectory site so I can have an English version of the site: (I tried some plugins to do automatic translation, but I want to be able to correct the Google translate grammar, so I have desided to do it manually instead)

    So, now that I have done a lot on my first page, I just wanted to copy it onto my english page as it is. I mean to copy everything: settings, photos, links, style.css, and all the pages and posts.. in that way the english site will look good at least, and then I can translate the pages and posts one at the time.

    But how do I do that? How do I copy everything from my site to a subdirectory site? I mean.. I use Filezilla, and I haven’t found any file that is for the subdirectory site… (or at least as far as I understand).

    Thank you very much!

    I am using the rumput-hijau-theme.

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  • You use Filezilla now, so make a local path …/en , then (locally still) copy all of ../public_html , and all sub-folders/files to …/en

    Then upload using Filezilla, from local path ../en and all files and sub folders to

    It would be easier if you can backup the current site, in (say) CPanel, and then restore to

    Christine Rondeau


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Not only will you need to copy all the files but you will also need to connect that subdirectory to a different database.

    There are some good plugins for maintaining sites in two languages and these allow you to enter each language and not rely on Google translation.

    Here are a couple:

    Thank you both for answering. I checked out the two plugins you sent me, of course this would be much easier than doing everything manually, so I wanted to give it a try. The first one, wpml, is a bit over my budget, but it looks very good. Too bad for me.

    I tried to run the second one, babble, but I’m not sure if it works with wordpress 3.5. On their page it says “Tested up to: 3.4.2”.. I couldnt get it to work properly anyway. When I click on “edit” to edit a page with this plugin active, I get a message that says

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function bbl_get_post_lang_code() in /public_html/wp-content/plugins/babble-master/translation-group-tool.php on line 124

    Do you know what to do here? Or do you know any other translator plugins where you can edit their translation? I have tried to find this, but without any luck so far. If I can’t find it, I’ll do the translation manually. (I am thinking of making a third version as well in Italian, but we’ll se how much work it is first)

    I just stumbled over this plugin: Transposh translation, and I think it solved all my problems. I have only tried it for 15 minutes, but it seeems great!

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