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I have a site which is based in US (ex. www.example.com). We've been tasked to create a UK/GB version of the site which has it's own domain (ex. www.example.co.uk), but shares the same common pages/posts/backend. About 75% of the pages are the same on both versions but there will be a few sections (like About and Contact) where they are different to account for regional differences.

Example

US site (www.example.com) has 4 Pages:

  • Home
  • About
  • Services
  • Contact

UK Site (www.example.co.uk) also has 3 pages (2 different, 1 the same)

  • Home (The same as US, but the URL should be www.example.co.uk)
  • About (Different content, the URL should be www.example.co.uk/about)
  • Services (The same as US, but URL should be www.example.co.uk/services)
  • Contact (Different content, the URL should be www.example.co.uk/contact)

How do I go about setting up the UK/GB version of the site which use the same backend and most of the same content from the base site, but has a few page differences and different domain?

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You may be able to use WordPress MU Domain Mapping Plugin:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-domain-mapping/

But, isn't this a bad idea from a search engine perspective? Multiple domains each with the same content?

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Yea, the SEO thing is a problem, but I can't think of a better solution. The UK needs it's own regionalized site, but has 95% of the same content. maybe someone else might have a better solution –  J Lee May 22 '11 at 20:16
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This is just a suggestion and I'm not sure if it would work but how about this:

Use a plugin like http://wpml.org/

.com points to en_US language and .co.uk points to en_GB language. So for pages where you need a UK and US versions you just create translations for those posts/pages

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Also WPML can be got free before it became premium plugin here: wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms although it might not work with the latest version of wordpress –  Brady May 17 '11 at 16:09
    
Does WPML have URL routing? I went through the plugin, but it didn't seem to have any configuration options for that –  J Lee May 17 '11 at 23:45
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Why don't you decide upon echo $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST']; (and else) what content/nav_menu you want to display?

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Can you elaborate on this? –  J Lee May 22 '11 at 20:22
    
I guess this [1] link will tell you most. Simply do if ( $_SERVER['whatever'] ) : /* do stuff */ endif; [1] php.net/manual/de/reserved.variables.server.php –  kaiser May 22 '11 at 20:25
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