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Frederiek Pascal asked 3 years ago

Hi, I'm using the plugin for the first time and finding it really interesting, but also hitting my head with a few things. One of them is how to create a Homepage language specific... meaning that I would like to have SEO for both languages I'm using (Dutch and English)

I've duplicated a few pages (mains services pages) and made them page-specific, but the home page is translating the content within the same page. Is it possible to also have the home page duplicated and separate SEO descriptions?

Thank you.

1 Answers
Dave Hilditch Staff answered 3 years ago

Add 2 links to your menu – Home {en} and Home {nl} – the first can be / and the 2nd can be /nl/.

The language-specific pages system checks your navigation menus – header, footer, sidebar, and looks for pairs of links like this and will redirect the user according to the language they have selected and hide menu items they don’t need to see.

Frederiek Pascal replied 3 years ago

I think I follow these instructions properly, but it doesn’t really work with the switcher. I’ve added two homepages with titles and URLs as follow:

1. Dutch (first language): Home {nl} — clickforest.com
2. English (second language): Home {en} — clickforest.com/en/home

The website switcher doesn’t read the English page. Please check the live site: clickforest.com

Please advice!

Thank you.

Frederiek Pascal replied 3 years ago

Notice that I’ve also tried to add “/nl/home” to the Dutch home page (the main page) but it didn’t do anything different. I feel the plugin lacks clarity. Please let me know how to fix this.

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