Configuring a multilingual site in Drupal 7 is not for the faint of heart. If you search for i18n-related modules on drupal.org, you’ll find nearly 100 listed! So, which ones do we really need? And, why?
This session will give a rundown of the myriad of multilingual Drupal modules as well as take a peek at what is coming up in Drupal 8. We will cover:
Must-use modules like i18n (http://www.drupal.org/project/i18n) and friends Core content translation vs. the Entity Translation module (http://www.drupal.org/project/entity_translation) Making the translation process easier for translators and content editors Considerations for SEO, panels, and custom themes Preview of how things will change (for the better!) in Drupal 8 Our goal will be to discuss the most important modules for creating a multilingual Drupal 7 site but we will also touch upon some optional modules that might make sense for certain sites.
To make creating multilingual Drupal 8 sites much better, please get involved with the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative (http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/)!