April 3, 2020
WordPress Tutorial: How to Create a Multilingual Site

WordPress Tutorial: How to Create a Multilingual Site

Hi and welcome to WordPress.com. This video will show you how to
create a multilingual website or blog on WordPress.com. There are three different ways
you can set up your website if you have content in multiple languages. The first option is one site, one post. When you write a post, do
the first half in one language. Then, at the bottom of the post,
write it in the other language. Anyone reading your site
just knows they need to scroll. You could also add a page jump,
so that your readers can skip ahead to their language. Find out how on our support site. The second option is one site, two posts. You can create a site and have
different posts and pages, with the same content in each language. When you write a post,
write it in one language. Then, create a new post
and write it in the second language. You can add categories to your posts
to organize them. You can also have a link on each post
or page, to send people to the same content in the other language. Then, create a menu to link
to your other language. You can use custom menus
to make it easier for your readers to find all the posts in each language. Create or edit a custom menu,
or add an element to your menu linking to your category
for your other language. The third option is to create
two separate sites. Create two sites using the same theme. Do you want your blog
to have a custom domain? You can use two different domain names,
or set up a sub-domain of the main domain. For example, you can have one site
at myenglishsite.com, and the other at monsitefrançais.com. Or you could have mywebsite.com,
and fr.mywebsite.com. It’s up to you. You can use custom menus
to cross-link your sites. Add a custom link to each menu,
that links to your other site, so visitors can switch
to that language easily. Set one site’s language to the
first language in which you write, and the other to the second language. Each time you write a post,
write it twice: once in language number one on site number one, and again in language two
on site number two. Your followers can subscribe
to one site or both, and your posts will appear
in the tags section in the reader for each site’s language. For more information on making
your site accessible in different languages, visit the WordPress.com support site.

4 thoughts on “WordPress Tutorial: How to Create a Multilingual Site

  1. That was really valueable for me, because I would like to manually translate my site.
    Others who prefer automatic translation can surely find a plugin nowadays.

    Thank you for this good content! 🙂

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