Set Up a Multilingual Blog
I have read the information about mulitilangues blogs. I love utilser Option 3 is proposed. However, I want to buy the address http://www.en.andrebourdages.com have tell me it is art not possible because of the subdomain. Can you help me?
The blog I need help with is andrebourdages.com.
Try entering just “en.andrebourdages.com” (without the www) and it should work for you. If it doesn’t, get back to me and let me know. I’ll see what I can do to get it fixed!
Indeed it seems to work with your method. But before making the purchase, I would check with you if my reasoning is logical. I would like to tranfer all the content of my blog is at http://www.andrebourdages.com to http://www.fr.andrebourdages.com. My goal is that people who access the http://www.andrebourdages.com arrives on a page that gives the choice of language to french (fr.andrebourdages.com) or English (en.andrebourdages.com). In other words, there would initially for just a blog with content like the link to two real blogs in French and English. Does the mapping will be done correctly? As I have 3 places will require that payroll for three or there is a discount and that it is actually two subdomains.
You will of course need to choose how you go about designing your sites. You may want to decide first which site you think will get the most traffic, the French or the English? If you think the English side will get more traffic, then you can set that up as being the default page and make visitors click over to see the French (or vice versa).
Assuming that you think that English will be more popular, here’s what you would need to do next: you’ll need to create a new WordPress.com site for your additional content to be on (so in this case, as an example, andrebourdagesfr.wordpress.com). You can then transfer your French content over to that site and purchase the mapping for fr.andrebourdages.com and set it up on that site.
You can then set up a static front page on andrebourdages.com which welcomes visitors and directs them to visit the French page if they would like or click through to the English pages by using the Static Front Page instructions right here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/
That should do it for you!
Of course if you would definitely like to have completely different sites for en.andrebourdages.com and fr.andrebourdages.com, then you will need to do effectively the same thing as I described above, just twice. Create a new blog for each one in your same user account and purchase the mapping for each and then in your normal andrebourdages.com site direct users to those sites on a static front page.
To answer your question, there is no discount for purchasing multiple domain mappings, I’m afraid.
I think I’ll turn andrebourdages.com in a static page that will send readers fr.andrebourdages or en.andrebourdages.com by language selected. Is there an efficient way to transfer the current contents of andrebourdages.com to fr.andrebourdages.com without causes losses of content and I am forced to redo the entire layout of the blog?
There is! All you need to do is create an export using this tool:
And then once you’ve created a new blog you can import it using this tool:
You may have some layout changes you need to make once everything is imported but at least your content should all be there.
Thank you for your invaluable help.
I’m glad it has all made sense to you!
Let me know if you need any additional help. :)
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