How to build a website in 2 languages?


#1

how to build a website in 2 languages? Like one version is English and another language, so people can click and choose their language. I can do it in MUSE so simple. (yeh yeh, I come from MUSE)
Any ideas?
thanks guys!


#2

Can’t you just create links directing them to separate language pages? Another option might be to upload separate sites in different folders of the same domain e.g example.com/en/ and example.com/fr/. You could even make use of subdomains. I’ve never actually created a website with multiple languages, so these are just ideas that come to mind.


#3

BLOCS, thank you Eldar - Building the multilingual websites in Blocs https://youtu.be/WsnKlBHwuqc


#4

Hi Guys, you could also try adding the google translate plugin here. https://translate.google.com/manager/website/
I can run through how to use it if you wish.

Thanks


#5

Something else to consider is the appropriate meta tags when a site has more than one language https://www.metatags.org/meta_name_language


#6

this is not just a language issue. let’s say that the engish page is made in a certain way for the english speaking market and the other language (country) is made for that specific market. In MUSE is easy why in BLOCS is so difficult?


#7

It might help us if you explain how Muse makes this easy. Perhaps it is something that could be changed in Blocs.


#8

MUSE works similar as InDesign


#9

That doesn’t help a lot if you’ve never used InDesign. What is the actual function that Muse is doing to make language selection simple? How does it look in the interface?


#10

you just create pages. make 2 links (for en/fr) clien in “en” go to website in english, click in “fr” go to the fr home page… why is so difficult in Blocs? I don’t even need to imput any kind of code for that in MUSE
I saw the video…yeh, soooo many steps just for that, that’s ridiculous.


#11

If you just duplicated the home page for another language and had a flag of that country on the main home page, that’s probably the best and simplest way to do it


#12

you can’t duplicate a page. You are presented with one empty white page and the only thing to can do is add a new page but not duplicate the page. If i am wrong, plese correct me. thanks


#13

I think you could get around that by turning a page into a template.


#14

ok… and then? sorry I’m so new to Blocs


#15

Take your original page and save it as a template. Then just choose the template page and make use of it with a different name.