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Mirror site to subdomain- bilingual site

  1. Greetings,

    I would be most thankful for a detailed step-by-step instruction to mirror the entire current website to a subdomain.

    My goal is to create a bilingual site. At Preston the site is in French only. My idea is to make an exact copy of the site to a new subdomain (mysite/en.com) and translate it manually (no automatic translation needed). Then place a link to each site respectively to publish them either in English or French. Mostly navigation items and page titles, menus, etc).

    Ex. mysite.com in French with link to mysite/en.com in English and vice-versa.

    I am also wondering whether my plugins will work (license question) on both sites, main one and the one within the subdomain.

    Many thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is krygaart.wordpress.com.

  2. I would like to +1 this question. What you described was also my plan for a bilingual website. I like the idea of having one language sitting under a sub-domain, but wasn't sure how that works re: cost and how to set it up.

  3. Here are WordPressdotcom's suggestions on how to set up a multilingual site here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/set-up-a-multilingual-blog/

    I am also wondering whether my plugins will work (license question) on both sites, main one and the one within the subdomain.

    We cannot install 3rd party plugins here on WordPressdotcom. https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    If you have any kind of WordPressdotcom Plan, it applies to a single site. If you want to run a subdomain, such as french.mysite.com, then you may only need to buy an additional domain mapping.

    Let us know if you have any other questions about that.

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