Second Nav Bar in a different language

M

Monika

Hi,

On the first page of my site, I have the option for people to either choose
the English version or the French one. How can I insert a nav bar in the
appropriate language which will only appear in the corresponding language
pages?

Thanks very much in advance.

Monika
 
D

DavidF

Create two Publisher web publications, one in French, one in English. Upload
the default language to your root directory on your web host, and the other
to a subfolder, or subdirectory on the root folder. Link the two together.
Here is an example:

http://www.iosholiday.com/
After you load this page note the two flags in the upper right corner. Click
on the Greek flag and it will take you to:
http://www.iosholiday.com/gr/
Note that the Greek version of the site is contained in the "gr" folder.

Personally I would suggest adding some text that tells the user to click
here for the French or English version rather than just the flag icons as
that seems more clear to the user, but how you do that is up to you. The
placement of the flag icons can help, as here is another of Panos's sites:
http://www.europe-hotels.gr/cyprus/index_paphos.htm but I would still add
the words Greek and English with the flag icons, at least...

DavidF
 
M

Monika

David,

Thank you very much for that. Very helpful.

I do agree with you about the flags. In fact, I do not use them but use text
only.

It had just occurred to me: Would it also be possible to add a nav bar
manually on the French pages and choose in the options not to hyperlink to
pages already created? Just a thought.

Cheers,

Monika
 
D

DavidF

Yes, you could insert a new navbar if you want to stay with just one
publication.

When you add the new French pages, opt not to add to the navbar, which means
you will get just the current navbar with the other pages. Then after you
add all the French pages you can delete the "English" navbar, go to the
first French page and insert a new navbar, and add links to all the French
pages. Then go to each French page and manually insert the new French
navbar.

The reason I prefer building your bilingual site with two publications is
that when you add pages or sections the navigation system can automatically
update through out the publication. It will be a lot easier to keep things
organized and manage your site. But to each their own...

DavidF
 
M

Monika

Yes, I see you point about the nav bar automatically updating. Thanks very
much for all your input.

Monika
 

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