• Multi Language

  • ‚ÄčIf your business has clients that speak multiple languages you will have the need to translate the site in multiple languages. There's various ways on how you can accomplish this. The option we would like to recommend, is the "keep it simple" approach. The keep it simply approach is to simply make a separate site for each language.

    Simply start of with the main website in the main language, and to first finish that main one before doing anything else. So basically making it as if it would only have one language. Lets assume here that the hostname of the main site is called "example.org" and lets assume its written in English.

    Once the main leading website is finished, we advise to simply clone it entirely to a separate site running on a distinct hostname for the second most important language. In this case lets assume that second language would be German, and lets assume the hostname would be "de.example.org". After the cloning is finished you can simply translate all content into German. Should you need any additional language, simply repeat the previous step with the other languages you need. Once the websites are published/live, of course the next step would be to add new fresh content on a periodic basis, and of course to translate that content and distribute it to each site. There's also alternative options, like for example using plugins like PolyLang, WPML. However our theme is not compatible with WPML.

    We haven't explained yet why we think the above is the best approach. We recorded a video that explains the reasoning behind it. Please click on the icon on the right.

    Let me wrap up by warning you that it takes lots of hard work and effort to manage and maintain the content in all languages in sync (regardless of which theme or option you would pick). Its something that is often underestimated. Having said that, I hope you now have a good overview of how to make a site multi language, and what that entails.

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