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What is the best url structure for a multi-language website?
This decision is for you to make depending on your environment, how big is the website, how you will maintain it and also perhaps on your SEO strategy. 1 – separated implementations fr.mydomain.net, en.mydomain.net mydomain.us, mydomain.es, mydomain.fr mydomain.net/fr/, mydomain.net/en/ Pros: separated databases, dedicated home page, dedicated settings per language Cons : not centralized, multi website maintenance, some duplicated settings Recommend for large website with multiple people involved or woocommerce implementation. 2 – single implementation mydomain.net/en/page-title/, mydomain.net/fr/titre-de-page/ mydomain.net/category/en/category-title/, mydomain.net/category/fr/titre-de-categorie/ In the page structure you could create a parent page for each language, mydomain.net/en/, mydomain.net/es/ and use them as parent of the translated version for example. In the category structure you could create a parent category for each language mydomain.net/category/en/, mydomain.net/category/fr/ and use them as parent category for the translated category. You can also replace the folder “category” by something more generic like “c” or “cat” in your permalink settings, this is up to you. Pros: centralized databases, fast implementation of a translated page, manageable by one person, easy to make changes across a group of translated contents because the plugin can synchronize the changes that belong to the same installation. Cons : less flexibility in terms of settings and url structure,… Read More