WordPress : 2.3.1
Hello all :) I need your opinion about a rather complex problem.
Purpose: I must realize for a customer some WordPress sites in several languages (at the beginning two languages French and English), I say “sites” because each site will be hosted in its respective country for SEO reasons as follows:
example.com hosted in the USA
example.fr hosted in France
example.be hosted in Belgium ...
example.de hosted in Germany
I had thought at the beginning looking towards a solution of languages plugins (not automatic translators) such as Polyglot but you understand well now why it is not possible...
1) a first question :
Is imperative that the WP databases are hosted in their respective countries ... ? Or is it possible to call a database from an external site ? So we would have files on servers in each country while calling ONE database, I don’t know if it is possible ...
2) If it isn't possible we have :
example.com files + database WP 2.3.1 english hosted in the usa
example.fr files + database WP 2.3.1 french hosted in France
example.be files + database WP 2.3.1 french hosted in Belgium
example.de files + database WP 2.3.1 german hosted in Germany
Now comes the real stuff...
3) How do you think I should realize updates of such sites, which must be true "clones"?
If I had a static site to make I will make a french site and then would export the database and translate the site, but these sites will change frequently so I have to find a practical solution for updates.
4) For example: if I add an article in the French web site, adding it could update automatically the other sites (English, German etc... ?)
For instance, it could put the article in "draft" state and then we would publish it once the translation is done?
Does that sound like a good idea to you ?
Thank you in advance for your views on the subject, any feedback or experience will be very much welcome here.