Re: [newtech-1] Wordpress Question

From: user 5.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:14 PM
Tony,

For now I don't need to show the blog so it's hidden. Also I don't need a Japanese version of the blog so no issue there.
What I did was add a link at the end of both menus that points to the landing page of the other. So the visitor can go back and forth easily. FWIW, if I could manage to show the Japanese menu on only the Japanese pages I'd be all set.

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 8:01 AM, Anthony Zeoli <[address removed]> wrote:
That's probably because it's highly unorthodox to have a website that structurally has two main navigation menus. I can't remember the last time I'd ever seen anything like that. The problem I see with having two main navigation menus, is when you make the jump into from A to B, how do you get back? I mean, say you're on post in an English category - site.com/sports/this-is-the-post, and you want to immediately switch to the Spanish language version of that post. You're going to have to have a link on every page that says, I know this post is id?=356, but if I click this link I see the foreign language version that is id?=7849. It's not only your main site sections, it's your category landing pages, posts, author pages, search results, etc...

Last night, I was looking for the plug-in that Adam mentioned. I know for a fact there is a language plug-in that basically adds fields to the post editor, so you can add content in two languages manually, then switch between them using a sidebar widget with a switcher that even adds the country flags to denote the version. Your pages, posts, category landing pages, and other text content need to be in the same db table, so that all you need to do is switch the language button.

The only other suggestion I have, is to run a WordPress multi-site instance and publish two blogs in each language, and in the sidebar or on a post/page, somehow target the equivalent on the other blog.

I used the plugin I mentioned above on a site for a Honduran national soccer team during the World Cup, but I've since deleted the site from my server and can't remember what plugin I'd used that created those separate fields in the post editor for duplicate content in two different languages. It was pretty cool. I'll find it somewhere.

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On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:28 PM, luvzlife <[address removed]> wrote:
Thanks Tony! I will research that option. In the meantime, I'm still surprised that there isn't a plugin that will let you assign a certain nav menu to each page.

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 9:13 PM, Anthony Zeoli <[address removed]> wrote:
There are multi-language plug-ins that should allow you to switch between languages.

If you are looking to implement separate navs on two different pages, then you'll have to create two page templates. For example, english-post.php and spanish-post.php (and other templates, like english-single-post.php). Then, you go into the WordPress Navigation menu in the Dashboard, where you can create multiple navs. You'll then have to pull the ID of each nav menu you create at the top of your post all and single post pages, category landing pages, etc...etc..

I'd charge about $5K just to build all that out, because it would take a while, given the various page templates that need to be created for every scenario. It's a lot of work.You can simply swap languages with a click.

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On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:33 PM, luvzlife <[address removed]> wrote:

Has anyone on the list created a wordpress site that has 2 separate navigation bars? Where one is used on certain pages and the other on certain pages.

What i did was create a site with five pages and then created five more of the same content but translated to another language. Then i created a new menu where the page titles are in the other language. Now i just need to get the translated  nav bar to show only on the translated pages.

I'm hoping there is a way!

Any help is appreciated

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