Question #521 - Is it possible to add a second language for the website?
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Is it possible to add a second language for the website?
How to setup multiple languages for my website using your themes?
(for translating the content)
I wonder if it provides an option for two languages?
Could you inform us if this theme is (or can be) multilingual, if not, do you have similar themes supporting multilanguage (3 is enough)?
Can I make this as a Multi lingual website?
If your business has clients that speak multiple languages you will have the need to translate the site in multiple languages. There's various ways on how you can accomplish this. In this article we will delve into the option we recommend, which is also compatible with our themes.
The option we would like to recommend, is the "keep it simple" approach. The keep it simply approach is to simply make a seperste site for each language. Lets explain the steps;
Sipmly start of with the main website in the main language, and to first finish that main one before doing anything else. So basically making it as if it would only have one language. Lets assume here that the hostname of the main site is called "example.org" and lets assume its written in English.
Once the main leading website is finished, we advise to simply clone it entirely to a seperate site running on a distinct hostname for the second most important language. In this case lets assume that second language would be German, and lets assume the hostname would be "de.example.org". After the cloning is finished you can simply translate all content into German.
Should you need any additional language, simply repeat the previous step with the other languages you need.
Once the websites are published/live, of course the next step would be to add new fresh content on a periodic basis, and of course to translate that content and distribute it to each site.
Note; if you use this approach, we will provide you with free additional license "seats" (so you won't have to purchase a license for each site). Should you need more "seats" for the license, simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which hostnames you will be using for which languages and we will arrange it for you.
We haven't explained yet why we think the above is the best approach. We recorded a video that explains the reasoning behind it. You can find it here;
Let me finish off this support page by warning you that it takes lots of hard work and effort to manage and maintain the content in all languages in sync (regardless of which theme or option you would pick). Its something that is often underestimated. Having said that, I hope you now have a good overview of how to make a site multi language, and what that entails.
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