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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Evolving Web at DrupalCamp Montreal 2012

DrupalCamp Montreal 2012 was a great success! There was a great turnout, an awesome presentation by our keynote speaker Amitai Burstein, plus 24 other sessions by Drupalistas form Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec City. The camp ended with a party at Thomson House with live music, food, and drink.

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Multilingual Drupal at DrupalCon Munich: Training, Code Sprints, and More!

There will be a hive of activity around multilingual Drupal at DrupalCon Munich 2012! Whether you're new to multilingual Drupal or a developer wanting to change how Drupal works with language, there are lots of opportunities to get involved.

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Managing Translation Workflows in Drupal 7: Webinar and DrupalCon Training

Managing translation workflows is an important and challenging aspect of multilingual site building. Translation can be time-consuming and expensive, and there are some exciting new Drupal modules and lots of best practises to help you streamline how you translate content and user interface strings in Drupal 7. This week, I recorded an Acquia webinar on multilingual workflows, and I'll be covering the topic in more detail at a training at DrupalCon Munich.

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DrupalCon Munich Training: Building Multilingual Websites in D7

In an increasingly global world, Drupal core's support for multilingual content has made it a favourite CMS among large organizations. Despite that, Drupal site-builders and develpoers are often stumped by the myriad of possible approaches and tricks involved in making it work. Over the last few months, Evolving Web has worked together with Acquia to put together a multilingual site building course to walk you through the process step by step and unfuddle much of the complexity.

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