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Alternate Language Menu

  1. brycerafflesound
    Member

    I'd like to do an alternate language (French) version of my website (http://www.brycerafflesound.com), so I thought, I guess I'll need to have two menus (one for my English version, and one for the French version) and create all-new pages in French for the French version. Unfortunately, my theme (like most themes) only supports ONE menu.

    So how can I go about setting up a French version of my website? Any suggestions are welcome, although I don't want to have to pay money for http://wpml.org/

  2. brycerafflesound
    Member

    Update:
    I also have my resume downloadable from the Resume menu and would like to have the French version downloadable when the French version of my website is selected.
    I've added qtranslate as well, but I don't know how to go about updating the menu even with this plugin.

  3. We can set only one interface language here > Settings > General for our blogs.

    Google translation widgets are Javascript and it's stripped out to preserve security on this mutiuser blogging platform. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    There is no FTP access and we cannot install plugins because this is a multiuser blogging platform ie. our blogs are not free standing and there are security issues that would arise if that access were allowed. There is no FTP access to free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and we cannot install individual plugins into them
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    There is no upgrade that you can purchase from WordPress.com that provides FTP access and the ability to install plugins in a free hosted WordPress.com blog. Read this to understand the differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    I have translation on my WordPress.com blogs. There are two workarounds and you will find them here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/02/14/translation-widget-for-wordpress-com-blogs/

    If those do not suit you, you can write a blog post in the two languages and then post the two versions of the entry on the same blog, make each language category, create a custom menu and add the categories pages to it.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#creating-a-custom-menu
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages-to-your-menu

  4. Hi TT, thanks for your great help about the translate tools! That works perfect on my Blog.
    But I have a question... My Blog is written in spanish and I used ismailimail's code which works for translations from english. Do you know which part of the code should I change to make it work from spanish?
    Thanks a lot!

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