You can create a new language translation of an item or classification.
NOTE: Until you have specified other languages, you do not see language icons as described in this article. For more information, see Administration: Language settings.
The system displays the available languages as a series of icons on list items or edit pages. The color of the language icon indicates its status:
NOTE: If you have created more than six language translation, an item page displays only the first six language icons. To view all created languages for an item, click its More translations… button. To display all languages for all items on the page, click the Show all translations button in the upper-right of the page.
You translate content on the same environment where you create content. In Continuous delivery, this is done either on Live or on Staging environment then synchronized to Live. This is because content is stored in the database.
Labels and messages (resource files) are stored as configurations and not in the database. Therefore, changes to them should pass through the continuous delivery process and not be done on your live environment.
NOTE: For ecommerce products, you create the product in the default language and then perform the next procedure.
To create a new item in a certain language, perform the following:
NOTE: If you click the Compare translations link, the system opens a different translation of the item. The translation serves only as reference. You can change the displayed translation, by selecting the respective language in the Translate from: dropdown box.
NOTE: When an item exists in different languages, each translation is displayed with its respective page translation.
For example, a news item in Spanish is displayed in the News widget in the Spanish version of the page, the English news item is displayed in the English version of the page. If the French translation of the page contains the News widget, but there is no French version of the news, the widget does not display anything.
To switch between different language translations of a page you must add and configure the Language selector widget to the page.
NOTE: To use a different file for different languages, in Step 3, click » Use another file for this translation » or upload another file for this translation.
NOTE: When a media item exists in different languages, each translation is displayed with its respective page translation.
For example, a video in Spanish is displayed in the Video widget in the Spanish version of the page, the English video is displayed in the English version of the page. If the French translation of the page contains the Video widget, but there is no French version of the video, the widget does not display anything.
Perform the following procedure:
On the page of the respective content item, you delete a language translation by selecting the respective language in Languages dropdown box and performing one of the following:
IMPORTANT: The system asks you if you want to delete only the current translation of the item or all translations of this item.
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