Multisite Language Switcher
[resolved] Multisite/Multilanguage installation with 4 domains (8 posts)

  1. azoon
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I plan to setup a blog with geotheme.com and would like to use 4 country domains for the same blog redirecting the user based on browser language detection to the refering language, for example: english --> .com, deutsch --> .de, spain --> .es, etc.

    Can I realize such a setup with this plugin?
    Thanks for your support


  2. Dennis Ploetner
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, but you need a domain mapper too.



  3. cielle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    i am wanting to do the same thing, is the domain mapper difficult to set up and is it a plugin that i have to keep or can i de-install it after using it??

    thank you...

  4. Dennis Ploetner
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    No, it's not that difficult. It's not easy tu set up like the most plugins but there is a lot of information/documentation. Please start here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/installation/

  5. cielle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thanks realloc, that is helpful...

    Basically this all means that i would have to learn how to set up and use multisite and a network and then this plugin and then also the domain mapper you suggest and finally, perhaps something to copy and transfer my existing site over into it's new domain/home and then translate it!!

    and i am relatively new to WordPress!!! ( i have just learnt/am learning to use a single site, let alone a multisite... )

    So, i am just wondering, my initial plan was to build two separate sites, one .com in English, one .gr in Greek and then build links between them using a flag image of the other language on each page which was translated...

    The disadvantage i see with this method is that i have to manually do this and make sure i don't "forget" to put a flag somewhere... and also that the flag has to go on the page itself ( if i put it in the sidebar i don't then know how to link to the specific page it needs to link to... is there a way to do this? )

    The advantage is that i keep the two sites clean and clear and working separately and i don't have to learn how to use ( for now at least... ) all this new stuff...

    What do you say, is this, my initial solution a good one and is there a way to make it better that you know of but without ( yet ) having to learn to use all this new stuff which i would love to learn but that i don't exactly have time to learn right now.. ( i have to get back to my work as i unfortunately need to make some money to live! )

    I am also considering wpml but i don't like the idea that it messes with the wordpress and site stucture... plus i have to learn lots of stuff there too i am sure...

    thank you so much in advance for your time...

  6. Dennis Ploetner
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sure, there are different solutions but ...

    With a multisite you have just one WordPress installation to maintain. So this is the big advantage. And I don't think there is that much to learn. Of course - it's a little bit different at the beginning but the learning curve isn't that high.

    The set up for the multisite and the installation of the domain-mapper is something that you have to make just once. And the set up for the Multisite Language Switcher is not so difficult - I think.

  7. cielle
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey realloc, well i finally did it! i learnt how to and set up multisite, did the domain mapping and now i am ready to get to more work!! :)

    It was not/is not so complicated but it did take hours and hours and concentration and dedication ( just like anything new does.. ) but i am very pleased..

    So now i need to set up the Multisite Language Switcher, i will ask more questions about the language set up if i need to after i look around this forum a little more and see if i can find the info already here...

    thanks for your help and a great idea/plugin...

  8. Dennis Ploetner
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Very good! Thanks.

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