Multilingual Site How-to?
# September 15, 2011 at 2:28 am
Although this is my first post, I am not new to forums, so yes I did search. I could not find any information regarding how to setup a multilingual static html site. I’ve tried searching on Google and various blogs like Smashing and here and the only thing I can find are multilingual WordPress plugins.
Can anyone point me to a tut, how-to or clue me in on how this is done?
Any help is greatly appreciated.# September 15, 2011 at 4:10 am
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There’s a couple of ways you can do this…
You could have two or more different versions of the site running in subdirectories e.g. /en/, /es/, /fr/ etc and then just redirecting to the different subdirectory (becomes a pain to update though)
It’s a pain in the arse to maintain though and should only be done if absolutely necessary# September 15, 2011 at 8:56 am
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Hi, I have just finished creating a multilingual website which you can take a look at here http://johnathangrimes.hostei.com/clients/General%20Communications/
The method I used for the site above is search engine friendly and remembers what language the user has selected before.
To use the method I used your site would have to be coded in PHP. The text then will come from seperate language files.
If you are interested in the method I have used, I will email you over everything that is needed to do it.# September 15, 2011 at 11:42 am
Thanks everyone, your replies really help.
grimslayer, I would appreciate it if you could email me the files needed for that method. I would like to have that option as well as the others to present to my client. My email is in my profile.
Thanks again, Stan# September 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm
I saw this tweet show up a few days ago in my timeline, tweeted by smashingmagazine. You can see it here, don’t know if it’s useful though as I haven’t done multi lingual sites before.. http://www.netmagazine.com/tutorials/build-multilingual-site-wordpress Interesting concept to think about though!Anonymous# January 19, 2013 at 1:37 am
Google has a service that automatically translates the website text depending on what country your website is being viewed in.
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