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Adding another language to my site via a new url WordPress

Hi, I have my site in English (example.com) which will be my main domain.

I want to add a french office and I have the domain (example.fr).

All pages will be translated by myself.

Ideally I want to have 1 wordpress admin which will control the 2 sites, is this possible?

I understand I can have example.com/fr , but I would like use the domain I have.

Do I need to make 2 worpress sites? If I make 2 sites is this bad for SEO (duplicate content) even if the content is in a different language?

Thanks

Answers (3)

2013-08-15

Remy answers:

You can do that by activating WordPress multisites and installing a domain mapping plugin. It's free but a little technical.

There is also the WPML plugin you can use, it's a premium plugin and quite heavy, but works well.

And for SEO, it won't be duplicate content since it's 2 different languages.


Ross Gosling comments:

Thank you Remy, can you link me to these plugins?


Remy comments:

[[LINK href="http://wpml.org"]]WPML[[/LINK]]

[[LINK href="http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/"]]Domain Mapping[[/LINK]]

WordPress multisite is a core functionality, more info in the codex [[LINK href="http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network"]]here[[/LINK]]

2013-08-15

Arnav Joy answers:

you can also use this plugin

http://wordpress.org/plugins/qtranslate/

2013-08-17

Ellah Alzona answers:

Best plugin I ever used for multiple language is http://www.qianqin.de/qtranslate/