15 Examples of Divi Entertainment Sites

Entertainment has always been popular and the web has opened up new possibilities over the years. This means there’s a great need for good web design in the entertainment industry. Fortunately, Divi has what it takes to build any kind of entertainment website, whether it’s for bands or solo artists, entertainment houses and events providers, movies, plays, D.J.’s, or anything else you can imagine. To help inspire you for your next web design, let’s take a look at 15 examples of entertainment sites using Divi.

It’s easy to see that the topic of entertainment is vast with lots of topics and needs. These sites provide great ideas for using color, layouts, images, audio, video, opt-in forms, and even eCommerce. The websites are in no particular order. The show can go on with Divi.

1. Sterling Entertainment

Sterling Entertainment includes a full-screen slider, an about section with a link to the contact form, a section about the founders with a link to the gallery, a description of their work, and a section about their equipment. Each section includes an overlay with true parallax. The testimonials page displays a short version in a standard module and a full version in an accordion. The photo gallery displays the images in a grid with overlay. The contact form is placed over a light background with an image that’s just visible and a full-width image slider at the bottom of the screen. It’s worth visiting the website just to see the overlays and parallax.

2. Vineyard Music and Events

Vineyard Music and Events includes a full-screen image with contact link, diagonal section separators which go in multiple directions, an about section, a section describing why to hire the band with a downloadable song list, embedded video and audio, several about sections with CTA’s, a Who We Are section that’s split into two halves, a contact form, an FAQ, and a large footer with image and contact info. The Calendar page has an embedded Google calendar to show upcoming events. This site makes excellent use of background images.

3. Royal Ballet of Moscow

Royal Ballet of Moscow includes a full-screen slider with transition effects, images with hover effects that link to pages, an information section about the founder that includes a two-column design with an image and text with link to read more, and a footer with contact and show information. The Artistic Director page uses a split screen to scroll the column of text while displaying a fixed image in the other column. The pages for the ballets use alternating text with images. The galleries are displayed in a multi-layout with hover effects. The Ticket Online page displays the schedule in a table with links to purchase.

4. iii Points

iii Points includes a full-screen slider with transitioning background, animated logo, parallax, CTA with hover effect, social icons with hover effect, and a newsletter signup form. The site is simple, acting mostly as a landing page. Other pages are accessed by clicking the contact link in the footer, which includes venue info, a full-screen gallery of past shows, and the store is integrated with Shopify. The galleries of past events make great use of images and sliders.

5. Rachel Collis

Rachel Collis includes a full-screen image with parallax, a delayed menu on scroll, a stylized testimonial section, an email opt-in, an events calendar that displays event cards on click, and blog posts with hover effects. The menu includes hover effects. The Albums page includes descriptions and links to iTunes. Shows and News displays the calendar and blog posts. The video page includes a video slider. This site makes great use of images and effects and the branded font and backgrounds are used throughout the site.

6. Peter Furler

Peter Furler is mostly a one-page design that displays a full-screen image with transparent menu that changes on scroll, a double-column section with an image on one side and links to albums on the other, a full-width image with button to see tour dates, featured video with link to more, a strip that shows sales stats for social proof, an about section, a section about his art that includes parallax, another parallax section with email opt-in, and social and contact info. The shop page uses WooCommerce to display the merchandise images. A cart button slides the shopping cart to the right side of the screen.

7. Korekayu

Korekayu includes a full-screen image, a two-column about section with image, text, and link to read more, a full-width shop section, another two-column section, and a blog section. A cropped version of the image from the home-screen is used as the header for other pages. The events calendar has a feature to search for events. The site makes good use of branding with imagery and color.

8. The Crucible on Screen

The Crucible on Screen displays an image with description and CTA, a link to a free download, a video, social feeds, and a custom footer with links and an image. The About and Reviews page provides a description and snippets of media reviews with star ratings. The Cast and Creatives page shows the actors using person modules. It includes two blogs: News and Film Director’s Blog, which are displayed in their own pages using categories.

9. Tobias Meinhart

Tobias Meinhart includes a full-screen video, a color parallax section with link to see tour dates, posts from the blog with the same parallax background but in monochrome, and a custom footer with social links and a mailing list subscription form with the same background in sepia. The various pages use full-screen images or sliders. The music pages include sample tracks in a playlist. Upcoming shows are displayed using GigPress. Products are displayed with WooCommerce. This site makes great use of branded images.

10. Little Rock Film Festival

Little Rock Film Festival displays a post slider next to stylized CTA’s, a menu with social links, a blog section, a CTA section, a sponsors slider, and contact info. The menu includes two sections of links, an overlapping logo, and information of an event. Many of the pages include right and left sidebars. The Festival Program Guide displays an interactive schedule powered by Sched. The Store page using WooCommerce. I found the menu and schedule to be interesting.

11. Mairi Campbell

Mairi Campbell has a full-screen image with a link to show dates, an about section with CTA and interesting background artwork, a biography section, a section with embedded soundtracks, a full-screen video, a section about artwork, a full-screen image with a link to the contact form, and a custom footer with social feeds. The various pages use a full-width image with a narrow column of text and embedded video. The Gigs page displays the schedule using GigPress. The shop is powered by WooCommerce and includes an audio sample and purchase options.

12. Lux Aeterna

Lux Aeterna includes a full-screen image, an about section with contact info and an image, another full-screen image, images with links to the various shows with hover effects, another large image, contact form, testimonial slider, and links to shows in the footer. The pages for the shows display image galleries with parallax sections. A credentials page provide information and links within accordions. Events are displayed in a text box with previous events shown in accordions. The site uses branded colors and organized text throughout and makes great use of images, giving the site an elegant touch.

13. DJ Charlie Villas

DJ Charlie Villas uses a one-page design with a full-screen graphic, stylized icons for each of the pages, an about section, sections for each of the services with images that use different colors in parallax over an artistic background that fits that section, testimonials, and description of what’s included in the package, audio samples, client list, upcoming gigs using MF Gig Calendar, and a contact section. The branded colors look fantastic throughout the webpage.

14. Probable Cause

Probable Cause has a full-screen image with their logo front and center next to a microphone to make it easy to understand what they’re about. It includes an about section, images in parallax, a video section with fancy section separators, and a section in parallax with social icons and a contact form. Upcoming and past shows are displayed in text boxes. Song titles are displayed within accordions. The shop page is powered by WooCommerce. The menu includes contact and Facebook buttons.

15. Funk Engine

Funk Engine uses bright colored backgrounds and artwork throughout the site. The one-page design includes full-screen artwork with an event description, an about section with images of the band members, embedded tracks from their album, a couple of videos, a section for upcoming gigs using GigPress, an image gallery, and a contact section over a full-screen background with sepia filter. The site makes nice use of backgrounds and image overlays.

Final Thoughts

These 15 examples of entertainment websites using Divi are great examples for using layouts, colors, images, video, opt-in forms, sliders, navigation, animations, shops, sidebars, and more. If you need inspiration for an entertainment website, these are sure to provide some ideas for you to use in your own designs.

What are some of your favorite elements of these Divi entertainment sites? Let us know in the comments below!

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Weekly WordPress News: WPLift on SSL & REST API Vulnerability Hits 100k+ Sites

WPlift (finally) has SSL for the entire website. It did take me all morning communicating with Siteground, Sucuri, and MaxCDN – but it works! A big up for their support. Let’s Encrypt itself is easy to install, but the combination of having a Firewall, a complicated .htaccess file and a CDN was causing some troubles for me.

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How to Change the Default WordPress Avatar

Most WordPress websites display avatars for user’s images. These avatars can be images the user themselves have chosen or they can be assigned by the website owner or by WordPress. The default avatar is a shape resembling a person on a gray background. To be honest it’s boring. Fortunately we can easily change the default WordPress avatar.

In this tutorial we’ll see how to do just that. We’ll also see how to choose your own avatar and how to use plugins to allow your users to choose their own avatars. The only knowledge required is very basic – how to install a plugin, crop an image, and upload a file.

What is an Avatar?

WordPress defines an avatar as an image that appears next to your name when you comment on avatar enabled sites. They’re usually around 80×80 pixels and can be practically any file type, although PNG is popular.

Default Avatar Settings

We’ve all seen the mystery person avatar. It’s boring and reminds us that avatars are not set up for the website. Fortunately we’re not limited to the mystery person. With WordPress we have several choices.

You can choose the default avatar for anyone commenting on your site. There are several built-in choices and you can even add more. These are the avatars for anyone leaving comments as well as the users for your website (unless they specify one, as we’ll see later).

In the dashboard, go to Settings, Discussion, and scroll down to Avatars. Make sure Show Avatars is checked. Here you have seven built-in choices. Also choose the appropriate rating for your audience (g-x).

Mystery Person is the default. Four of the choices are generated. These use the commenter’s name or email address to mathematically generate an image according to the pattern you’ve chosen.

Select the avatar you want as default and click Save Changes.

The avatars on your website will then update to match your default selection.

Gravatar – Getting Your Own Custom Avatar

You’re not limited to the default avatars a website chooses- you can have your own. The most popular are provided by another Automattic company called Gravatar. Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized avatar. You create your profile in one location and then it will follow you to every Gravatar enabled website.

The advantage of having a Gravatar is one person can have an avatar that follows them across the web. How? They are tied to your email address. Any time you comment and use your email address your default avatar will be used. If you don’t have a default, or if you don’t include your email address, WordPress will assign a default avatar to your comment.

In the dashboard, go to Users, Your Profile, and scroll down to About Yourself. This shows your profile picture. Change this picture on the Gravatar website by clicking the link. You can also just go to Gravatar.com.

Create a Gravatar account (this is free), upload your image, and you’re done. You can have multiple emails with a different Gravatar for each. A square image around 250×250 is a good choice.

It even has a cropping tool with two previews to show you what the image looks like large and small. This creates a copy so your original image remains intact.

Once you’ve selected and cropped your image select the rating (g-x), choose the email to use it with and click the button. This avatar will now follow you anywhere that you use the email you’ve assigned it to that allows for Gravatars.

Refreshing my profile page on my website now shows my new Gravatar (a cropped version of my original – sorry for all the pics of me here).

Every website that displayed my old Gravatar now displays my new Gravatar. Here’s how it look within comments.

Plugins for Adding New Avatars

WordPress has lots of plugins available to customize and add new avatars. Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular.

Add New Default Avatar

Add New Default Avatar adds a field where you can link to images to be used as an avatar. Add as many avatars as you want and all of them will display in the list of options. You can even specify an image size for it to convert to image to. It provides examples of how to specify the URL with the image size.

Here’s the link field added to the default avatar selection screen. The new avatars are added to the bottom of the list of choices.

WP First Letter Avatar

WP First Letter Avatar creates an avatar using the first letter of the user’s name if they don’t have a Gravatar. Each letter has a different colored background. It includes multiple sizes and will automatically select the most appropriate size. You can even create your own avatar set and use the same naming rules. You can also turn off Gravatar if you want all users to have the letter avatars.

Here’s an example comment. This commenter’s name is Tester, so the avatar is a T.

Avatar Manager

Avatar Manager allows your registered users to upload their own avatars to be hosted on your website. The file upload is added to their user settings page. You can specify the default pixel sizes and set custom permissions. Users can choose to use their Gravatars or their uploaded avatars.

This image shows how easy it is to disable the Gravatar and upload a file using common controls we’ve seen on the web for years.

WP User Avatar

WP User Avatar adds a file upload feature to the avatar list and a library where you can see and manage the avatars that have been uploaded. Any images in your library can be used as an avatar. You can add upload shortcodes to widgets and posts so contributors and subscribers can add their own avatars. You can also set their file limits and disable Gravatar if you want more control.

The new avatar upload is added to the top of the avatar list. Click the button to upload a new image.

Basic User Avatars

Basic User Avatars add a file upload to the user’s profile page where they can upload their own avatars. You can set upload permissions to user of author-level and above if you want. It has a shortcode for frontend avatar management allowing users to upload through posts or widgets.

This one is a simple file upload button.

WP User Avatars

WP User Avatars adds an avatar file upload section to the user’s profile page, allowing users to upload and select their own avatars. It adds a set of options so you can select user roles that are allowed to upload avatars and to keep WordPress from contacting Gravatar for avatars so you can specify them yourself.

This one lets you upload or choose from the media library using the upload box in your user profile page.

Image Guidelines for Creating Your Own Avatars

Choose your image type and size based on the design and need. 128×128 will work fine for most images. You might consider 250×250 for images with more detail.

  • PNG is good for transparency and lots of color.
  • JPG is great for gradients such as photographs.
  • GIF is good for repetitive color such as line art, logos, and illustrations with text.

You might need to experiment to see what works best for your design but these simple guidelines will help get you in the ballpark.

Final Thoughts

Thanks to the features and vast library of WordPress plugins there are several options for changing the default WordPress avatar. You can create and upload them yourself, allow WordPress to generate them based on user names, even allow users to upload their own, or allow your readers to use their own Gravatars. No matter which method you choose there are enough options to make your website’s avatars what you want them to be.

Have you changed your default WordPress avatar? Let us know how you did it in the comments below.

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10up Unveils ElasticPress.io: Elasticsearch as a Service for WordPress Sites

10up launched ElasticPress.io this week, its new Elasticsearch SaaS product with plans starting at $299/month. Elasticsearch is an open source, distributed search engine that speeds up searching by using JSON documents to store data in indices. The indices store mapping fields to the corresponding documents and the engine searches the index instead of a site’s entire database.

Elasticsearch can perform near-real-time searches and is highly scalable, but the setup is technically demanding. It is used by many large companies, such as GitHub, Soundcloud, Etsy, Netflix, Cisco, and Samsung. It is also one of the most popular enterprise search engines for WordPress sites, as searching WordPress tables with thousands or even millions of records is simply not going to be fast.

The WordPress plugin directory has a dozen plugins for using and extending Elasticsearch but 10up’s ElasticPress is by far the most popular with more than a thousand installs. After supporting the plugin for several years, along with many enterprise clients using Elasticsearch, 10up decided to create a hosted service that integrates with ElasticPress.

“The reason we created this solution for our clients, and that we’re now making this public, is that we don’t think anyone has provided a super easy, end-to-end (plugin to hosted service) that offers all of the benefits of Elasticsearch and our ElasticPress plugin, while being completely agnostic to your site hosting,” 10up founder Jake Goldman said.

ElasticPress.io is an end-to-end solution that is specifically tailored for those using the ElasticPress plugin. This is one of the key differences between managing your own Elasticsearch infrastructure with a service like AWS. ElasticPress.io controls both the hosting and the plugin, allowing the service to optimize performance for both.

“There are a number of really neat use cases for ElasticPress on our roadmap that add either risk (security) or headaches (complicated setup and management procedures) if you can’t control both ends,” Goldman said. “For instance, there are optional Elasticsearch modules (just like there are optional Apache and Nginx modules) for features like indexing media that many hosted Elastic services don’t enable by default or support. We also want to be able to index and handle content that isn’t public, and many hosted Elastic services aren’t locked down / secured end-to-end with the website by default.”

How ElasticPress.io’s Pricing Compares to Competitors

Elastic, the creators of Elasticsearch were one of the first companies to launch Elasticsearch as a service in 2012. Two years later the company raised $70 million in a Series C funding round. Dozens of other Elasticsearch as a service companies have sprouted up since then, with pricing ranging from under $20 to tens of thousands of dollars depending on the resources offered.

The ElasticPress.io service is the first of its kind in the WordPress ecosystem. Most hosting companies do not have it built into their enterprise level plans. WordPress.com VIP is one of the few that offers Elasticsearch for sites on its plans which range from $5,000 – $25,000 per month. WP Engine has an Elasticsearch solution as part of its Labs program, which is based on a fork of ElasticPress. However, the solution has not yet been officially added to the company’s enterprise plans.

For the most part, developers who have to implement Elasticsearch for a WordPress site are faced with hosting their own instance and managing it themselves. This is the most cost effective option but comes with a great deal more responsibility.

“Elasticsearch is a quickly evolving platform, and they don’t exactly have the same commitment to infinite backwards compatibility that WordPress has these days,” Goldman said. “Major Elasticsearch upgrades can break old integrations. That means the site owner needs to either worry about automatic version upgrades breaking their site, or has to manage their upgrades carefully. By controlling the integration with Elastic on the website site and controlling the hosting, we can carefully handle version upgrades for customers while making sure nothing breaks.”

10up is aiming at the higher end of the market where customers are looking for convenience and access to the creators of ElasticPress for support. Goldman anticipates many of those customers will be similar to the product’s existing customers who simply need a robust keyword search or related content engine that will “just work.” ElasticPress.io is also targeting smaller and mid-tier businesses that are experiencing performance bottlenecks with WordPress’ native query engine.

“Those customers are typically relying on rather complicated faceting / filtering of content, the classic use-case being a WooCommerce store where customers are constantly filtering on a handful of unique (unique = hard to cache) meta data all the time,” Goldman said. “That’s where ElasticPress really shines: our native WooCommerce support and optimization take those very taxing queries and makes them lightning fast.”

As the service is fairly unique in the WordPress space, ElasticPress.io’s pricing has room to evolve as 10up learns from its customers. The plans currently range from $299 – $999 per month with increasing storage space and tiered support response times. Goldman said they haven’t ruled out other pricing points and may explore more pricing options in the future.

Jason Cohen, founder of WP Engine, on growing your company well — Draft Podcast

Welcome to the Post Status Draft podcast, which you can find on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and via RSS for your favorite podcatcher. In this episode, I interview Jason Cohen, the founder of WP Engine and current CTO.

I talked to Jason about a whole lot of things, mostly to do with growing well. Whether you’re growing revenue, company size, or personal development — this is a conversation about growth, and how to do it well.

Unlike many entrepreneurs in the WordPress space, WP Engine isn’t Jason’s first business. He’s done this before, and made plenty of mistakes. He talks about what he’s done differently at WP Engine and how its made him a happier person.

This interview took place at LoopConf, and Jason was a keynote presenter. His LoopConf talk pairs well with our discussion.

You can catch the first segment on video, and the entire conversation is on the audio podcast.

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In Case You Missed It – Issue 17

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There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post.

Interviewed for WordPress.tv

A few weeks ago, Marcus Couch and I were interviewed by John Parkinson. Parkinson is a volunteer moderator and performs community outreach for WordPress.tv. In the interview, we discuss the benefits of WordPress.tv, the WordPress community, WordCamps, and more. I encourage you to check out his other community interviews as well.

WooCommerce and WordPress Used to Sell Stress Cubes

CNBC has an interesting story that features a 24-year-old who made $345K in two months selling Stress Cubes, a knock-off of the Fidget Cube. The Fidget Cube raised nearly 6.5M dollars in crowdfunding money.

The Fidget Cube experienced significant delays in shipping due to manufacturing issues. The 24-year-old contacted suppliers in China, purchased 1,000 plastic cubes, created a similar product, and shipped it to market before the Fidget Cube had a chance to reach backers. He used WordPress and WooCommerce to sell Stress Cubes grossing him nearly $350K in two months.

Why WordPress in Education

Jared Bennett explains how the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board uses WordPress. “We run over 100 individual school websites on a WordPress Multisite Network, and back in May of 2011, we launched the HWDSB Commons: a second Multisite Network which now hosts over 8,000 blogs for over 30,000 users,” Bennett said.

Bennett shares links to plugins the team created to solve specific issues such as comment moderation in BuddyPress and blocking specific modules in Jetpack. Since WordPress is free as in beer, it allows his school board to spend public money in a more responsible way.

“In the WordPress ecosystem we operate in, I pay for functionality to be developed, and I share it openly on platforms like the WordPress plugin repository, or on sites like Github,” Bennett said.

“The money you would have spent to enable the previously developed functionality, you can now spend on something else, something that I might benefit from. Think about how much more responsible this model is, particularly when we are talking about spending public money.

“We are all contributing; and the community benefits from those contributions; and our money — and the functionality of our platforms — improves exponentially faster than if we were all spending our money paying the private company over and over for code that has already been paid for by previous customers.”

To learn more about WordPress in education, listen to episode 261 of WordPress Weekly where we interview Cameron Barrett, founder of SchoolPresser, LLC. Barrett explains how he negotiated and helped migrate Newark New Jersey’s public school system from a proprietary CMS to WordPress.

WP101 Plugin Now Has WooCommerce and Jetpack Videos

The WP101 plugin has added Jetpack and WooCommerce training videos. This is in addition to the Yoast SEO and WordPress training videos.

Adding Meta Fields to a Widget Sidebar Section

WP Sessions Developer Survey

WP Sessions is conducting a developer survey to find out about the tools developers use. Results will be anonymized and shared in aggregate in a few weeks.

Widget Logic Has a New Maintainer

Widget Logic, a popular plugin actively installed on more than 300K sites, has a new maintainer named WPChef. The plugin was created nine years ago by Alanft. Prior to WPChef gaining commit access, the last time Widget Logic was updated was two years ago.

After gaining access, WPChef released Widget Logic 5.7.0. This version fixed a PHP 7 compatibility issue, a conflict with WPML, added a new default load logic point, and a Ukrainian translation. In addition to bug fixes, a global admin notice to install Limit Login Attempts Reloaded was also added. Limit Login Attempts Reloaded is a separate plugin owned and maintained by WPChef.

Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Admin Notice
Limit Login Attempts Reloaded Admin Notice

The wording of the notice and appearing globally caused some users to be concerned or upset. Some users responded to the update by writing 1-star reviews. After a user described the notice as sounding like fake news, WPChef changed it.

From SupportPress to Help Scout!

The WordPress.org support team is moving away from SupportPress to Help Scout. The move opens up a number of possibilities as Help Scout offers a lot of features that are non-existent in SupportPress.

Moving from SupportPress to Help Scout

Plush Wapuu!

In what is a traditional part of this series, I end each issue by featuring a Wapuu design. For those who don’t know, Wapuu is the unofficial mascot of the WordPress project.

This plush Wapuu which was given away at WordCamp US 2016 as part of the event’s swag was a huge hit with attendees and their children. I have one myself and the quality is superb.

That’s it for issue seventeen. If you recently discovered a cool resource or post related to WordPress, please share it with us in the comments.

Automatic Lossless Compression for WordPress Images with the TinyPNG Plugin

Automatic Lossless Compression for WordPress Images with the TinyPNG Plugin →

I’ve loved TinyPNG for a long time, but didn’t realize until quite recently that they’ve got a WordPress plugin. I just tried it on a client’s site, and it’s amazing: automatic lossless image compression for all .jpg and .png images uploaded through the Media uploader. That means that all your images are exactly the same, but have smaller filesizes.

The plugin’s free version will compress a few hundred images per site per month, which should be enough for most sites. Highly and absolutely recommended if you’d like to serve large images and still have a fast WordPress site.

Freelancing with Divi, Discipline, & Smart Preparation Featuring Olga Summerhayes – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 33

Welcome to another week of Divi Nation. This time around I got to sit down with freelance web designer Olga Summerhayes. You may recognize that name from our blog as she’s contributed a few free Divi Layouts here in the past. She’s also an active community member in the many Divi Facebook groups and a regular on the Divi Chat podcast.

Olga has been using Divi for a little over two years and in that time has been able to start her own web design business, build an impressive portfolio, and establish herself as a supportive and knowledgable member of the community. She’s has a great story to share and provides a good example to follow for anyone looking to go all-in with Divi and web design.

Check it out!

Freelancing with Divi, Discipline, & Smart Preparation Featuring Olga Summerhayes – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 33

In this episode I chat with Olga Summerhaye of Infinite Imagination out of Queensland Australia. Olga bills herself as a teacher, software programmer, wife, mother, and (of course) web designer. What I can only imagine is a demanding combination that by all accounts she seems to be pulling off wonderfully.

When Olga and I caught up recently on Skype she shared her WordPress story, talked about starting and running her business around Divi, and even threw in some tips on how she managers her many responsibilities. Enjoy!

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Well that’s all for this week’s episode. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below!

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Ask Yoast: how to get users to the right subdomain?

As a site owner you want search engines to point people to the most “fitting” language. For instance, if you’re Dutch, you’d rather see the Dutch version than the English version, if the Dutch version is available. But sometimes you might want to switch. For instance, if you’re aboard, you’d want to be able to switch from the English version to the Dutch version. So what’s the best way to get people to the correct language or country subdomain? Hear what I have to say about this in this Ask Yoast!

In this Ask Yoast, we’ll answer a question from Ed Jones out of London, UK. He asked:

“We’ve merged ccTLD sites to a single gTLD site. So, for instance .org, .de etc. into one domain where they have /de, /en etc. What’s the best way to get people to the correct subdomain: a location selection pop-up, a redirect based on IP, or a location selection homepage?”

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To be honest, probably a combination of all three at some point, because you want to do it on IP: you want to just move people to the right site. But you also want to give them the option to switch to another site. Because I’m Dutch, I’ll probably want to buy from your Dutch site, but I’m in the UK a lot. So, when I’m in the UK and I go to your site, you’d redirect me to your UK site, but I’d still want to buy from your Dutch site, so I need to be able to switch.

So, you have to think about “Okay, what are the different ways of going about that?” I’d go with a default on IP and allow people to switch with something like a flag in your header. So you can switch to another country, if you need to switch. I hope that works.

Good luck!

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