Multilingual forms

Apr 7, 2014
Multilingual forms
  • This is a quicker way of doing what is out lined in this post:


    Create a copy of you list/form (top)


    Make a copy of the list or form you want to translate. This will still point to the same database table so regardless of the language selected the data will be stored in the same database table.

    Edit each of the copied elements, for each element you will first need to click the 'unlink' check box, to see the standard edit element form.

    Translate the:

    • label
    • Tips
    • Validation messages
    Edit the form and change its

    • label
    • introduction
    • Button text
    • Success message
    Edit the list and change its

    • label
    • Introduction
    Edit all the copied groups and translate their

    • Label
    • Introduction

    Ensure that you have 2 content languages set up: (top)


    go to Extensions->language manager

    Click on the 'content' tab

    If you just have one language listed add another one

    Set up the language switcher (top)


    The language switcher allows your users to switch between languages - see here for more information;

    Create Menu Links (top)


    If your original list/form did not have a menu item created for it, create one now. Ensure that its language option is set to your sites main language.

    Create a second menu link which points to the copied list/form and ensure that its language option is set to the language you translated the ;

    See also an alternate way (no copying of lists/forms)(top)