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  • WordPress : 2.3.1

    Hello all πŸ™‚ 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 β€œsites” 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.

    Cotp

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  • Most hosts will not allow remote access to their database – so that “solution” seems to be out of question.

    As a workaround I’d try this:
    – install WP on every domain as usual
    – install the FeedWordPress plugin and subscribe every blog to all the others for getting the new posts as drafts
    – those that administer the sites in different languages will see the posts published on the other language sites as drafts in their Write panel… so they can immediately translate it and then publish it

    moshu thanks for your interest in my problem ! πŸ™‚
    Ok so I install WP on every domain as usual got that πŸ™‚
    So that means updates on the three but I guess it’s normal

    Now I never tried the FeedWordPress plugin but I will now soon πŸ˜‰

    And I will let you know the feedback πŸ˜‰

    Cheers,

    Cotp

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