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  1. I want to publish my blog in two languages: English and Spanish. I read the entries on the forum, which mentioned using categories or two linked blogs to do this. However, I have a premium package. If I would want to link an identical blog in Spanish, would I have to purchase another package for the secondary blog? What is the best way to publish duplicate blogs/posts in two languages?

    Thanks,
    Yoga Vichara

    The blog I need help with is yogavichara.com.

  2. You can set only one interface language in any blog here > Settings > General
    However, 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 (English, Spanish) , 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
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  3. Thanks for your help. I had read your solution in another post, and it's what I'm using for now. It seems to be the best fix until multi-languages becomes a WordPress option.

  4. I saw one blog user has a drop down menu where you can select which language you want to read the blog. I would like this feature on my blog, but I do not see it as a widget, nor do I see it as an upgrade that I can purchase. Can someone help me?

  5. You can create a custom menu and do the same thing I did on a single page on each an every individual page for each and every individual language and make each one of the pages sub-page in a custom menu. Then they will display as dropdowns.

    Frankly I like the one page approach much better http://thistimethisspace.com/translation/

    create a custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/
    create pages and sub-pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    add pages to custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-pages
    add sub-pages to custom menu http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#changing-the-order-of-menu-items-and-creating-sub-menus

    There are many common errors, misunderstandings and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  6. Thank you timethief, but I am not understanding what you posted. I do not want to create another whole page just with all the languages on it - it looked like on this wordpress page (see here: http://ilawyerblog.com/) it says "select a language" - I want to achieve the same result - a simple drop down menu. Is this possible?

  7. That's not a free hosted WordPress.com blog that you linked to. We cannot do that on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. That's why I posted the workarounds above.

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