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Language Nodes

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Alfa1, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    For sites that cater to multiple languages and countries xenforo is challenging because there is no multilingual solution. The problem is this:

    We cater to specific groups of members who are interested in content from one, two or more languages, but are likely not interested in content in other languages. For example: if a forum has both English and Chinese nodes, then likely the English member will not want to see Chinese threads/content.

    I suggest this:
    Allow admin to add additional languages in admincp. The main language will stay the same.
    Let's say for example that the main language is set to English.
    If the admin adds Spanish and French as additional languages, then this would create new routes according to country codes:

    Add a setting to node settings to select the node language.
    A node with French language setting will have this format:
    domain.com/community/nodename.1 would 301 redirect to the above url.

    Add a switch/setting for members to select in which language(s) they want to see content. i.e.:
    - Global (all languages)
    - English
    - French
    - Spanish
    Or whatever languages the admin has added.

    I believe that with this relatively simple approach XenForo would resolve a major problem.
    I borrowed this approach from Reddit btw.
    Fred., zastavra, Wooxe and 21 others like this.
  2. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    Would be really great if Xenforo improve the user experience on multilingual communities.
  3. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    me too

    this can be a good solution for expand "not english" forum adding english users (and/or other languages) without bothering people who want only a language
  4. Simon

    Simon Active Member

    This is a good suggestion. :)
  5. Elana Angell

    Elana Angell New Member

    Are there other solutions/methods that forum administrators are using to support multi-lingual communities?

    We have this issue also...need localization for specific forums/nodes.
  6. Vitor Dos Reis

    Vitor Dos Reis Active Member

  7. Dadparvar

    Dadparvar Well-Known Member

    Great idea. Something that now we need in our ams also.
  8. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    The absence of multi-lingual functionality in the XenForo Framework affects third party addons as well.
    If XenForo Framework would support Multi-lingual functions, then addons could also provide this.
    Dadparvar likes this.
  9. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Active Member

    Voted. This addition would improve Xenforo so much in the support of two and more languages.
  10. zastavra

    zastavra Formally Stevez

    Voted. It's a great idea for multilingual communities.
  11. Edward Black

    Edward Black Member

    Any news on that?
    What is the best practice on having subforums in different languages?
  12. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Google will just index all as one language. (as set in your settings)
    Your users will see all languages mixed together in find-new/posts/

    That's why a solution is needed.
    zastavra and Edward Black like this.

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