I have a client that wants to offer his site in 7 different languages. The backend WP admin section will remain in English. He wants the user to be able to select the global site language.
I've downloaded the xx.mo files for these languages and they now reside in the /wp-includes/languages/ folder. I've downloaded the polygot plugin. I've followed the instructions on this page http://fredfred.net/skriker/index.php/polyglot. I've setup a clean development install of WP 2.0.2 and am using the 'default' themes which comes out of the box with WP (for now).
Per the polygot instructions I've added the code to the sidebar.php file:
if(function_exists('polyglot_list_langs')) polyglot_list_langs(true); ?>
This seems to display the flags which is what I desire. So far so good.
When I select a language the page refreshes. Some of the sidebar content is translated like the monthly archive listing, the months are displayed in the selected language. Cool. But the content displayed is never translated.
I've not worked in a multi-language WP project. Just looking for some guidance or suggestions.