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WordPress languages, Front end french back end dashboard english? (7 posts)

  1. cooperators_webteam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm running two separate WP sites, one for English and other French. Both themes are Twenty Ten 1.1, What I have been ask is to have the front end on the french side changed to french. So the titles for the widgets to be all translated. example: Recent Posts, Recent Comments, Archives. Yet we want to keep the dashboard in English for our staff.

    From test I did not to long ago, if I change the language package in wp to french it also changes the dashboard/back-end admin panel. How can I have the best of both worlds? I'm hoping not to have to use a plug-in. I have been looking into qtranslate but that is really for a user wanting to run multi languages on one wp setup.

    I really would love to some help surely we have a solution for this?

    Or would I have to go into the theme on the french wp and change all the titles manually to be in accordance to the french wording we would require?

  2. derebo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    Yes, I'd like to do the same thing: frontend in one language, backend in a different one. I haven't found the answer yet.

    Greetings,

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try looking for a translation-ready theme and then create the appropriate translation file for the theme only.

  4. derebo
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In my case, wp 3.0.1, translation-ready theme and qtranslate 2.5.9. My website displays in French and English (two languages) but I want the dashboard to be only in English. In qtranslate I order languages:
    1st French
    2nd English

    Then, everything will be in French either frontend or dashboard. I don't think I've seen an option to set only frontend in French.

    The theme has two translation files one for each language.

    Greetings,

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What language have you defined in wp-config.php (define ('WPLANG', '');)?

    If you set that to English, the primary language for the site will be English. You then need a French language pack for your theme to have a French front-end and English backend.

  6. cooperators_webteam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Derebo,
    qtranslate works for what you and I needed. You can specify the front it to be a default language in the qtranslate pannel, and I was able to have the front end french and the dashboard english. BUT i wasn't able to get that plug in to work 100% correctly. It would mess up my dates example " Posted on %A %B %e%q, %Y by admin" What the heck is going on with that? I even contact the author and really didn't get anything solid back. So I had to give it up and build two separate sites and then go into the widget panel and change the titles to french manually. I wasn't able to change the little things like " Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment " Those i would need to hack the theme and didn't since I wasn't sure what was a title and what was available being passed and feared breaking the site given the deadline.

    qtranslate in my mind is an ok product but still buggy.

  7. rofrol
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Edit qtranslate_utils.php, line 143 from this:
    $date_parameters[] = '#%#'; $strftime_parameters[] = '%%';
    to this:
    $date_parameters[] = '#%#'; $strftime_parameters[] = '%';

    It seems the extra percentage sign makes it so the percentage sign in the format gets interpreted as literal percentage signs and therefore they don’t get parsed by strftime().

    http://maian.org/blog/2010/08/date-formatting-not-working-after-installing-qtranslate/

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