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  • Hello,
    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.

    MattG

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  • 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.

    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?

    Thanks.

    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?
    Thanks.

    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!

    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.

    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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