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  • Hey everyone,

    I have this question and I am not sure how two ask it and I look online a little here and there but I couldn’t find any proper answer so here it is: Can I use one wordpress installation for two domains? Let’s say I want to run a bilingual website, one .com domain and one .it domain in English and Italian respectively, is it possible to install wordpress only once on my only host and using that one database, by adding some translator plugin? I do not know if I was clear enough or perhaps my English is so bad?

    For SEO reasons I don’t want to have website with two languages, I prefer to have two different websites, but I neither do not want to run and install and write everything twice, so is there a way to avoid this situation?

    Thank you in advance for your answer and sorry if this has been asked already a hundred times and I asked it again and again aaah

    Vahid Rahmanian

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  • Hello Vahid,

    You can use one WordPress installation for two domains, that is WordPress multisite network. This means that by installing WordPress just once on your server, you can run as many sites as you want.
    All of your network’s themes and plugins will be stored just once.

    With a multisite network you will have one database, but nine of 11 database tables for storing your site’s content and settings will be duplicated for each site. This keeps the content for each site separated.

    With this setting you will not run and install everything twice, but you will need to write content for both of your websites separately, for English and for Italian language.

    Also you have WPML plugin and I think it is much better and stable solution. WPML can serve different languages from different domains and it is compatible with SEO.

    Best regards,
    JovanaV.

    Moderator Bet Hannon

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