I'm not sure where to start, I'm researching multilanguage site possibilities in wordpress. wpml is on various sites the most praised way to achieve this, but I was wondering; isn't it possible to translate a custom menu into a slug so you can for example do the thing written below and leave out the plugins?:
-create custom menu NL (slug nl):
Startpagina / over ons
-create custom menu UK (slug uk)
home / about us
now for example when peope type http://www.website.com/uk/home
wordpress knows it needs to activate the uk custom menu in the header. You put the English content in this menu
Other case; people type: http://www.website.com/nl/startpagina
the Dutch menu structure is activated with all the Dutch pages from the site.
Just thinking about this... there are so many ways that lead to Rome... euh multi-language solutions... but this one looks so nice and understandable.