Published on June 7th, 2009. Last updated on June 7, 2009.
Update: I have been able to restore the config file. This is not tested on the latest version of qTranslate and WordPress but should work anyway.
This was a question I kept asking myself and couldn’t work out how to do it. qTranslate (WordPress plugin) would only allow you to use subdomains for the different languages (such as en.domain or he.domain) or using paths (such as domain/en/ or domain/he/). For a while, I used the path for the different languages on Tweaked for your Pleasure however subdomains or the path sadly wasn’t enough for me.
I wanted to be able to use two different domains for the two langauges. The main reason I wanted to do it is because I had the domains and I didn’t want to use subdomains. So, I wanted to see if anyone knew how to use different domains. On qTranslate forums there wasn’t any answers so I decided to have a look myself.
Now, I did work out a way to do it (and you can see it on this blog yourself) however my method works with hardcoding the domains into WordPress Config. I have changed this so that it does it all directly from the plugin so that you just type the domain you want into WP-Admin and which langauge to use however this change of plugin hasn’t been released to the public. However, I will share my wp-config edits that I used. This will allow you to use different domains for each language.
First, make sure to setup each language in qTranslate and that you know each language code (in my example, en is English and he is Hebrew). Below is my wp-config file. Just change for each domain you use and with the language you use. My code below has some parts missing from the wp-config due to security reasons (the last thing I want is to post my auth_key publicly ;)).
Do beware that there is a chance this will break your installation or won’t work with future upgrades but it works for me and very likely will work for you.