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Problem: I would like to use different domains per language on WP multisite. There is an "error" saying: "This option is not yet available for Multisite installs". Is there anything I can do to make this plugin work and that I do not lose the content of the site?

Solution: In this case you need to use sunrise.php (https://wpml.org/documentation/support/multisite-support/languages-in-domains-for-wordpress-multisite-mode/) as this feature is not enabled by default and it is still an experimental feature.

Relevant Documentation: https://wpml.org/documentation/support/multisite-support/languages-in-domains-for-wordpress-multisite-mode/

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Last updated by Carlos Rojas 1 year, 5 months ago.

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May 8, 2018 at 2:56 pm #2034743

simonM-30

I would like to use different domains per language on WP multisite. There is an "error" saying: "This option is not yet available for Multisite installs". Is there anything I can do to make this plugin work and that I do not lose the content of the site? Maybe something like this: https://wpml.org/documentation/support/multisite-support/languages-in-domains-for-wordpress-multisite-mode/#when-you-already-have-the-file-sunrise-php-in-the-wp-content-folder? Thank you for your answer. Have a nice day.

May 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm #2059164

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: America/Montevideo (GMT-03:00)

Hello,
Thank you for contacting WPML support.

1.- In this case you need to use sunrise.php (https://wpml.org/documentation/support/multisite-support/languages-in-domains-for-wordpress-multisite-mode/) as this feature is not enabled by default and it is still an experimental feature.

2.- Please increase the PHP Memory Limit. Minimum requirements are 128Mb: https://wpml.org/home/minimum-requirements/

You can add this to wp-config.php to increase WP memory:

/** Memory Limit */
define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M');
define( 'WP_MAX_MEMORY_LIMIT', '128M' );

- Add it above the line /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

Kind regards,
Carlos

May 10, 2018 at 9:58 am #2068952

simonM-30

Hello again! Thank you. We have another question: what are disadvantages of using WPML on multisite? We are little bit scared about the performance, speed, etc. Thank you! Have a nice day.

May 10, 2018 at 8:24 pm #2079166

Carlos Rojas
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) Spanish (Español )

Timezone: America/Montevideo (GMT-03:00)

Hi there,

I'm glad to hear that the original question is answered 🙂

I kindly ask you to create a new ticket with this new question, this way we will be following the forum's rule of one ticket per issue. It will also help future clients to find answer to similar questions in an easier way.

In general I can tell you that there are not big differences for using WPML in a multsite or a stand alone installation. In terms of performance, the best way to avoid issues of this kind is to follow the good practices of WPML implementation, meet at least the minimum requirements on the server side (https://wpml.org/home/minimum-requirements/) and try to avoid using plugins and themes that are not validated by our compatibility team and appear in this lists:
- https://wpml.org/documentation/theme-compatibility/
- https://wpml.org/documentation/plugins-compatibility/

I recommend you to test the performance in a test site (from a copy of producctions multisite) first, and then check if there any issue before implementing WPML in the live multisite.

Kind regards,
Carlos