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I'm learning b2evolution (and English :-))

started by on Feb 25, 2017 – Last touched: Feb 27, 2017

Feb 25, 2017 14:41    

I began a b2evo project to the school. It will be my exam work (maybe). My English is not very good, sorry for that. I've begun b2evo just now. My future goal is to translate b2evo to my mother language. Is there any possibility to do a bilingual blog in b2evo, like in WP (with the help of x-Translate, or something like that) plugin? My blog's skin is evolved from Basic skin.

Feb 25, 2017 17:09

Hi mindegy,

  1. Translate your language at, download the translation file which named like for_translation_b2evolution_messages-v-6-7_xxxx.po, then change the filename to messages.po;
  2. Create your language folder at b2evolution_src_folder/locales, you can copy exist one, just like ru_RU, and rename the folder ru_RU and file ru-RU.locale.php to your languagecode_countrycode style, you can find your language and country code at;
  3. Change the content of languagecode_countrycode.locale.php to your language code and country code, and also the name and date time format ;
  4. Copy your messages.po to the folder LC_MESSAGES;
  5. Set $allow_po_extraction = 1; at _locales.php in the folder b2evolution_src_folder/conf;
  6. In the back-office ,at System->Regional->Locales, find you language and check enabled and save;
  7. Click the link "Show translation info", at your language line , click the link "[Extract]";

That's all. These steps are my translation way.
More info, please see manual:

Feb 26, 2017 14:55

Is there any possibility to do a bilingual blog in b2evo, like in WP (with the help of x-Translate, or something like that) plugin?

Can you better describe what you are trying to achieve?

Automatic translation? 2 parallel blogs in different languages? Each post with 2 versions (one in each language)? ... ?

Feb 26, 2017 22:24

Hello! Not an automatic translation, but 2 parallel blogs in different languages, but with a link among each post, when I can easily switch between the English and Non-English texts. I would prefer two (ore more) national flag icons, which could do the switch. Maybe I could write some scripts for this purpose easily in the near future. A plugin or widget would do it, but I am not familiar with them yet.

Feb 27, 2017 18:00

You can easily configure 2 blogs in 2 different languages in b2evolution.

For links from one to the other, you may use the "Link to URL:" in the post properties.

We might group multiple language versions of a same post together in a more orderly fashion in the future but so far everyone wants to do it differently, so we could not really find a god solution that works for everyone.

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