Multiple domain with one website (WordPress)

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  1. Zaw

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    Hi,
    I would like to know how to have multiple domain names with only one website. Is this doable?
    I don't want to create any additional subfolder for different languages.

    Let's take an example: I would like to target Canada, New Zealand & UK. All the content will be the same in either domain, and everything will be written in English.
    From there, how do you get your website to have .ca, .nz & .co.uk at the same time while keeping the URL and thus, not redirecting? Is it possible? Or do I need to replicate the website several times & attribute to the other websites the domain .nz, .co.uk etc.

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
     
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    Choose the multisite function when installing. Needs to be a fresh install.
    Clone each site.
    301 redirect names
     
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    Thanks for your answers. So, in their example they used subdomains or subdirectories. They didn't use different cctld. Let's take my example back again, with their explanation. I suppose, it will be something like:


    <link rel="alternate" href="h ttp://example.co.nz" hreflang="en-nz" />
    <link rel="alternate" href="h ttp://example.ca" hreflang="en-ca" />
    <link rel="alternate" ref="h ttp://example.co.uk" hreflang="en-GB" />
    (had to break the url in the example as I wasn't allowed to put link before having made 15 posts)

    Are the lines above true? and if so, how do you get WordPress to consider all 3 URLs as in the database, when asked for a website URL, you would just enter one URL.
     
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    Choosing multisite will give the ability to have subdomains, which is a bit different from what I want to do. Plus, 301 redirect will just make 1 URL appear instead of the 3 that I want. Not sure if this is the right solution for my request. I might be missing something? :confused:
     
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    You three separate sites? Nevermind duplicate content problems :confused:
    You want the site to appear a certain way depending on their location?
    Ask Namecheap customer service.
     
  7. Zaw

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    Well, Google tends to rank cctld higher in their respective country. Let's take the example of French language.

    <link rel="alternate" href="h ttp://example.fr" hreflang="fr-fr" />
    <link rel="alternate" href="h ttp://example.ca" hreflang="fr-ca" />

    There is almost no chance a Canadian website will rank higher in France for the same targeted keywords than a French one, and vice versa. Thus, if you indicate that a website has a version in France, Canada or other French countries to Google, there shouldn't be penalties for duplicated content.
    However, in my case, as the language is the same, and the website itself as well, I'm trying to find a way to do it without having to duplicate my website nor creating subdomains. Any suggestions?
     
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    why not just redirect ur domain
     
  9. Zaw

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    Let's say I'm redirecting h ttp://example.fr to h ttp://example.ca.

    The main reason why I try to avoid redirection is that people will see the .ca domain and not the .fr domain anymore. I want to keep all the cctld separated.

    Also, I'm not sure about this one, but what will people see on google.fr when typing my brand name? Will it still be the h ttp://example.fr or will it be h ttp://example.ca as it is redirected?
     
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    When you find the solution post it. Please
     
  11. Zaw

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    UP. Didn't find the solution yet, anyone else got an idea?