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Static home page with hard-coded layout (4 posts)

  1. ganeshas
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I am trying to find a solution for the following problem:

    I created a static home page in English with all the text hard-coded in front-page.php

    Now I am trying to have it translated into Polish using Polylang. I understand that it will not translate the hard-coded text, but I thought I could do the following:

    I set up a template for the Polish version of the page (hard-coded the Polish text in it again) and added it to the Polish version of the home page: http://www.magdakorwin.co.uk/pl

    Unfortunately, the page is not picking up the template, it still displays the default, hard-coded English home page.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/polylang/

  2. Chouby
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It won't work this way.

    But you can use the po/mo files to translate your hardcoded text just as it is done by WordPress, themes and plugins by following the instructions here

  3. ganeshas
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Chouby,

    This is very promising, but being a basic WP user, I need a bit more explanation, if possible, please.

    1. With the above solution (internationalization) would the text be automatically translated or would it be possible to have it translated manually?

    2. I am not using strings in my theme. What would the strings be in my home page? Would it be all the text I have there?

    3. An other solution I was thinking of is having Advanced Custom Fields plugin on my home page - would that be compatible with the Polylang plugin?

    Please advise me if any of my thinking is right. Thank you.

  4. Chouby
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    1. There is no automatic translation when you use the internationalization functions of WordPress. You must manually create the po/mo files.

    2. You can internaltionalize all the text of your front page

    3. There is some adapatation to do to make Advanced Custom Fields and Polylang work together.

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