Recommendations? (7 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I just recently discovered WordPress and am very impressed with its capabilities. I'm considering using it as a CMS for our ministry website and had a couple of questions:
    1) Our website has a number of static pages. Would it be better to install WP in the public_html directory or in a subdirectory? The blog portion of our site will be used primarily to serve up audio sermons (with PodPress) - at least in the near-term.
    2) We currently have about a dozen pages on our site in English, with duplicate pages in Spanish. Would it make sense to set up two pages in WordPress (English & Spanish), with all of the individual pages as subpages under one or the other of them; or is there a better way to do this?
    3) We have a forum on our site (using phpBB3). Is there a simple way to incorporate this into a WordPress site?

    Thanks in advance for any help or recommendations you can give.


  2. iridiax
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would recommend installing WordPress in a subdirectory since you already have a variety of other content on your site. It's easier to set up this way and there is less of a chance of conflicts occurring.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Just to clarify, I'm intending to re-do our current website pages in WordPress so that everything can be managed from within it. With that in mind, would it be better to install WordPress in the public_html directory and then set up two main pages (one in English, one in Spanish), with all of the other pages as subpages to one or the other?


  4. zyrq
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have almost the same situation for English and French:
    basically I thought of using this structure (pages and subpages)
    example.com -> short blurb in en/fr (sort of choose your language - how would I do that), which leads to
    example.com/fr/ and further subpages example.com/fr/french-item/something
    example.com/en/ and further subpages example.com/en/englis-item/somethingelse
    the text (what the page is about) is different for the 2 languages, not a translation.

    So the question remains: is this the preferred way to structure the site?

  5. moshu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    the text is different for the 2 languages, not a translation.

    Then simply install WP twice: once in the /en/ folder and once again in the /fr/ folder.

    Note: you can get a French version of WP for your /fr/ installation!

  6. zyrq
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks for your *very* fast reply Moshu!

    Does this mean I will have 2 databases and 2 Admins/Logins?
    Where would I put the 'choose your language' page (part in en/part in fr)?

    thanks again.

  7. moshu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    With two installs, yes, you would have 2 admins/logins.

    Another option could be to have one installation and two "categories" (en and fr) and everything else under them + using a language plugin [search the Extend section of this site].

    In the case of two installs the index of the root (example.com) would be the choose language page

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