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    Clone Wordpress site

    I have an existing site in GoDaddy hosted WordPress. The company has a European office as well. I purchased another hosted WordPress instance with the intent of cloning the existing site & database, assigning the German domain to it, and then having a translator edit the content to be in German.

    I am unable to clone the existing site. There seem to be permissions problems at both the SQL and file level that are blocking me from exporting them.

    Is this something that GoDaddy can do? Or does anybody have any suggestions for the process?

     

    Thanks

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    @conradjuta 

     

    I'm not sure how you are trying to "clone" the site, but you should be able to add both sites to prosites.godaddy.com and use the clone tool there. Personally I would recommend using the one of the translation plugins (Loco Translate for example) and then allow the visitor to select which language it is. This would be much easier than trying to keep 2 sites in sync.

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    @conradjuta 

     

    I'm not sure how you are trying to "clone" the site, but you should be able to add both sites to prosites.godaddy.com and use the clone tool there. Personally I would recommend using the one of the translation plugins (Loco Translate for example) and then allow the visitor to select which language it is. This would be much easier than trying to keep 2 sites in sync.

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    @PL281 I know, and I agree on the front of why manage two. Unfortunately the
    marketing folks disagree with the approach of a language picker because
    realistically machine translations tend to be pretty bad.

    Thanks for the link to Prosites, I wasn't aware that existed. I will give
    it a go and see if I can get what I need out of that.

    @conradjuta 

     

    Sorry I didn't see your reply - Loca Translate is actually not machine translate, it allows you to do domain.com/page and domain.com/es/page for example  so you actually have 2 pages of content but one site and it is PERSON translated

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