Migrating Content Translated with "Content Translation" from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Learn how to migrate translated content from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. This tutorial is about migrating translations created with the Content Translation module.

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Migrating Content Translated with "Entity Translation" from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Since the release of Drupal 8 with a standardized way of managing translations, many sites running Drupal 7 are making a switch to Drupal 8. In Drupal 7 there are two ways to translate content:

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Migrate Translations from CSV, JSON or XML to Drupal 8

A tutorial on migrating translated content from CSV, JSON, XML and other non-drupal sources to Drupal 8. This example uses the "migrate" module and data stored in CSV files.

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Migrate Translated Content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8

A tutorial on migrating translated content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 using the "migrate" module.

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Creating a Multilingual Install Profile for Drupal

Drupal allow you to set up installation profiles to fast-track creating a website. Rather than starting from scratch each time you create a site, you can select an install profile that does some initial configuration for you. This is super useful if you make a lot of websites that start the same way. I think multilingual websites are a good example, since there's a lot of configuration that gets repeated.

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Adding a Language to a Multilingual Drupal Website

Often, organizations have big plans for multilingual Drupal. A website might be launched with only one or two languages in place, but the infrastructure is there to add more languages as soon as the translations are ready. Even if you already have two languages in place, there are many steps to adding an additional language.

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Upgrading to Entity Translation in Drupal 7

If you have a Drupal 7 multilingual website, you've probably heard about the Entity Translation module, a module that allows you to translate fields in Drupal, instead of translating nodes. This means that instead of creating a node, taxonomy term, and user for each language on your site, you can create a single entity and translate the fields on it. The Entity Translation module includes a submodule that helps you upgrade to this new translation method.

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Installing the WxT-Drupal Distribution for Government

The Web Experience Toolkit distribution of Drupal (aka WxT-Drupal, wetkit, or wet-boew) is a version of Drupal designed for organizations with a bilingual and accessibility requirements. Specifically, it's designed for Canadian government and public organizations. It has built with support for English and French, and includes a theme that provides accessibility and responsive support.

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