Support Tickets - Multi-Languages

Multi-Languages

CMS 30.11.2016 251 Support Status: Open Solution: No Jack357


Hi Jerome,

For a new project I absolutly need CMS front end to be available in two languages , but I can't find a way to do that in the settings...in the older version (Gecko) there was 3 languages options available but I don't see these options in the new CMS?

Thank you

Jacques


Replies (4)

  • avatar Jerome

    Hi Jacques.

    That is correct CMS has one language, we suggest to use sub domains for multi language websites.

    and so on...

    You can build that with one license as long you stay one domain. Following advantage:

    • Better Search engine optimisation
    • Cleaner
    • Simpler to manage

    Disadvantage:

    • Multiple logins

    Updates are easy because we have integrated our Auto Updater in CMS: https://www.jakweb.ch/faq/a/97/auto-updater

    I would setup the main website first until you have the result you want. Duplicate the files and database and set it up under a sub domain of your choice. Translate the content, link the two websites, done.

    30.11.2016 0
  • avatar Jack357

    Ok I see...it might be ok for sites where ther's not much changes or different content added but, for some projects like this one, I am aware of some situations: For example, my client will use the Sopping Cart, when he will add new products, he will need to do the work twice (adding images of products, #ID of products, etc.) since the modification/adding would not reflect on the second install(no communitaion between both databases)...same thing when adding stuff like news or blog or else?

    Honestly with all respect, in that case, I don't see this as a good thing...I will explain that situation to my client and see what he thinks.

    Question: Any chances multi language management will be back like it was in Gecko?

    Thank you

    Jacques

    30.11.2016 0
  • avatar Jerome

    Good Morning,

    It won't be back as in Gecko because of search engine optimisations (the most important thing today). Multi language website are always a lot of work even when you use WordPress for it.

    There are more advantages. All content can be specifid created for the language, which in some cases you can't do on one platform only. Maybe we can create a bridge plugin in the future to communicate between content management systems, let me think of something...

    Regards
    Jérôme

    01.12.2016 0
  • avatar Jack357

    I do agree with about optimisations conscern. I run bilingual websites for some clients and I had to duplicate all pages (1 part French 1 part english) to help dealing better with structure, content and optimisation.

    In fact there are things like the slider that I will be using for this project, I was scratching my head to figure out how to make it billingual but with two install it get simple.

    And your idea of a bridge plugin is great! I guess it would work a little like those CMS that can handle multi-sites...

    Question: Actually, having two install on t5he same server IP will it be possible to be loged in to both insatll at the same time when adding content?

    Thank you

    Jacques

    01.12.2016 0