I’m working on something that involves making lots of websites using the same content. To do this I am using the multilingual multisite feature where each language is actually a different website instead of a different language. It seemed to be going great but I’ve just realised setting the content directory for each one to be “content” doesn’t work. I looked in the docs and found this saying that 2 languages can’t use the same content directory:
Is there any way to get around this and use the same content for 2 languages? Also I understand why it’s advisable they have different directories but why prevent it from working and reduce the flexibility of HUGO?
Yes that’s right - I know it’s not the intended use of the feature. I actually got the idea after bep suggested it could be a way to create multiple websites from one project to another user on this forum. Turns out it’s perfect for my project except for this one hang up so I thought I’d see if anybody has any suggestions.
Why are you doing it this way? I’m not judging, just trying to figure out an alternative for your use case, but I don’t know why you are doing it that way.
If I had two websites that needed the same content, I’d build the site twice, with a different --baseURL for each. I don’t understand the use for keeping multiple sites’ content next to each other in a Hugo content directory.
No probs it’s a good question. My idea is to make scaling easier. So if I end up with lots of these sites (say 20+) I can update them all with one build. Also the different sites have a bunch of different settings and static content (so it’s not just the baseurl that changes).