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Hi,

I built a website (Wordpress & Woocommerce) for a client a few months ago, and now they are expanding to 4 different countries.

The following will be different for each country
- products,
- product prices,
- product currency,
- content: terms, about, contact
- stockist locator

etc...

What is the best way to manage / set this up.

Would it be easier to manage 4 different websites and use an IP lookup to redirect the customer to the relevant country website, or what would you suggest?
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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Why not have one website but use country as a top-level category in WooCommerce?
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Thanks Jason, however woocommerce is only about 50% of what needs to vary depending on country.

Many other pages and sections need to change too, including slight design tweaks to the header and footer.
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In that case, I would consider switching to Network mode and creating each language as its own sub-site of the main site.  You can copy the base theme to each subsite and tweak it from there while retaining control over the WooCommerce installation centrally.
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Usually I do the country based language settings and redirect them to the site using Wordpress & Multi-language plugins. It has good options to setup the texts for all langs.
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Thanks guys. If the client decided that they wanted to run 3 separate sites, how or what would be the best way to pickup the users location and redirect them.

Would i need to build something into all 3 htaccess scripts?
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Would i need to build something into all 3 htaccess scripts?

Yes, or a PHP script.  Same basic concept...check the browser language and redirect on that condition to the appropriate site. You can also check IP via geolocation but I don't trust that as much as I do language settings.
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Ok great, thanks Jason.
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