Here's how to set up different languages.
The installation comes with three languages and there are more languages to download. The default language is defined the system settings. A different language can be defined in the settings at the top of each page, for example
Single language mode
If you want to translate individual web pages, it's okay to use the single language mode. To translate a page, copy and save it under a new name. Define the language at the top of each page, so that the standard language will not be used.
Here's an English page:
--- Title: About us Language: en --- Birds of a feather flock together.
A German page:
--- Title: Über uns Language: de --- Wo zusammenwächst was zusammen gehört.
A French page:
--- Title: À propos de nous Language: fr --- Les oiseaux de même plumage volent toujours ensemble.
Multi language mode
If you want to translate an entire website, it's best to use the multi language mode. Open file
system/config/config.ini and change
MultiLanguageMode: 1. Go to your
content folder and create a new folder for each language. Here's an example:
The first screenshot shows the folders
3-fr. This gives you the URLs
http://website/fr/ for English, German and French. Here's another example:
The second screenshot shows the folders
default. This gives you the URLs
http://website/fr/ and a home page
http://website/ that automatically detects the visitor's language.
To show a language selection, you can create a page that lists available languages. This provides visitors the possibility to choose any language. You can add a link somewhere on your website, for example in the footer.