Google Translate on your website.

Let the Spanish in. Or any of about 60 different languages to read your site,

Let’s start at this website from Google.Make sure your are first logged in to Google Web Tools. Here https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en. Now go to this link https://translate.google.com/manager/, later you can use this link to go back and look at how people have been translating your website in to their languages.

  1. Click on the “Add to your website now”.
  2. Place your websites URL in, in my case it was just ai.net.nz
  3. If you are using Google Analytics, put your code in here.
  4. Click Next
  5. Make choices, I left mine as Google gave to me.
  6. Click Get Code
  7. There are two parts to do.
    1. Paste the header code to your website
    2. In Joomla this is pretty easy
    3. I am going to want to be able to translate any and every page of my website.
    4. So go to Joomla Administrator
    5. Go to Extensions -> Template Manager
    6. Joomla 1.5 click on your template
    7. Click on Edit HTML
    8. Copy and paste the provided code snippets onto the HTML Editor. Place this meta tag before the closing </head>. This should be just after the Google Analytics code that ends in a </script> and before the </head>.
    9. Save
    10. Joomla 1.7-2.5 There are two options at the top of the template list Styles & Templates
    11. click on Templates
    12. click on your templates Details and Files
    13. Under Template Master Files, click on Edit main page template.
    14. Copy and paste the provided code snippets onto the HTML Editor. Place this meta tag before the closing </head>. This should be just after the Google Analytics code that ends in a </script> and before the </head>.
    15. Save & Close, then finally Close
  8. Then we need to do the placement of the Translate Plugin.
    1. Go to Extensions -> Module Manager
    2. Click New
    3. Choose Custom HTML
    4. Give it a Title, say Google Translate
    5. Choose a Position
    6. Choose Menu Assignment
    7. In my case I did All to begin with and later changed to suit.
    8. Under Custom Output,  because I use JCE  as my editor I clicked on the words [show/hide] to get to just html editing, and copied in the snippet from the google page.
    9. Click on save
    10. Check that the code is still there.
    11. Click on [show/hide] again
    12. If you lose your code you have a filtering problem with your copy of Joomla. See this page for overcoming this.
    13. Close the page
  9. And you should be done.
  10. Go to your website and test.

About howlmc

50 something geek, who has owned way too many computers.
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3 Responses to Google Translate on your website.

  1. Keith says:

    Do you get to see who translates your site when the translator has a google account?

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  3. howlmc says:

    Most blog software does use some form of a WYSIWYG

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