Procedure for Bilingual site – English/Spanish

04/18/2013 – NOTE – There are a bunch of later posts on this subject. I have my site completely setup for English and Spanish but the procedure was quite extensive and isn’t really contained in any one post. Search through ALL the posts from the category Multilingual to get a better idea of what you can and can’t do. At least, from my vantage point. But I can say that a true multilingual site CAN be acheived with Drupal. But it will require quite a bit of work.

Here is what i have so far.

  1. install the modules that are listed previously. enable them.
  2. Home » Administration » Configuration » Regional and language
  3. Enable Spanish
  4. my result was this
    • The language Spanish has been created and can now be used. More information is available on the help screen.
    • 19 projects updated: admin_menu, context, ctools, delta, drupal, entity, entityreference, i18n, l10n_update, module_filter, og, omega, omega_tools, panels, pathauto, token, transliteration, variable, views.
      Spanish translation strings added: 8336, updated: 0, deleted: 0.

    Warning message

    6 translation strings were skipped because they contain disallowed HTML. See Recent log messages for details.

  5. 6 out of 8342 not updated. this should not be much of a problem.
  6. now, after following the instructions at http://renaudjoubert.com/en/article/how-setup-multilingual-website-drupal-7 i am at localize.drupal.org site. there are many .po files for spanish so I believe that this is going to be relatively painless. not really, but i can hope.
  7. i have all the translations imported that I can get.
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