asked this on March 10, 2011 11:13
I am looking to give people the option of which languge they view the site in. Can anyone help?
Maybe a work around?
Duplicate the page and on the new page edit content to new language.
Then create a link button that allows the visitor to choose which version of the site to follow?
Hope this helps?
That would work for content but maybe not for things included in the Page Master. Think a new site may be required for complete foreign language service. The Copy site option is back in control panel which should carry over all major format to a new domain name.
Hope this helps.
Do what Jody suggested. But only put images and the links to swap between languages on the pagemaster, One half the site use the moonfruit menu, Pages > Hide menu on page. Then create a new one with in text or link buttons for the other language.
hope this helps
I have a question of my own. Is there a way to change my site template or atleast make my navigation bar vertical instead of horizontal?
Yes you can choode a new menu through the Menu link in Design
sorry should be choose
Testing a theory, please ignore this.
Why cant Google translate my flash website?
Why cant Google translate show my flash website?
The text is embedded within the Flash, so Google can't access it to translate.
In English and Spanish using the work around of copying each page and changing the text.
what if I want my copied and translated pages on the same domain name as original language???
Tvili then copy a page and just change the content. pages > copy pageThen hide the main menu and create a new one using link buttons or text, which can then be copied onto all the pages in the second language.hope this helps
Pippahaines, thanks for your help.
I have done this (some time ago) but I've got stuck when I wanted to make a subdomain and join two "pages/sites" onto one domain name. Look www.visa-agency.biz and www.novi-sad.sm4.biz I need them on the same domain name i.e. when I link english to this other site new page has to have for example www.visa-agency.biz/en
Can you help?
Do you have a walk though video for people that will express the learning curve?
Google translations? I've seen it on other sites where there a box you can choose the language and google will change it.
if you go on the widget box via m f you wil find useful widgets like the translators that will translate the page to your users choosen language some even give you a pdf downloadable version of the page in a choosen lang there quite handy
Subdomains can be set up in that way if you have access to your domain's DNS settings. Is your domain with us or someone else?
I wanted this site in both English and Czech languages www.luxuryprague.com. More languages would have been preferable but no translator widget exsists at the moment that can access and translate flash content pages. Another consideration was that since this is a commercial site then the translation has to be perfect. Most, if not all, translator widgets are machine translators and so translations always need checking, although for some sites it could be considered that any translation, even if not grammatically correct, is better than nothing.
The solution........ I copied the English language site and purchased a new domain name for it www.luxuryprague-cz.com. To my suprise everything, including pictures links etc was copied over to this new site (I didn't have to purchase a new site since I am allowed up to 5 with my subscription).
Then I simply used Goggle translate to change the English to Czech language. I had two tabs open in my browser, Google translate and the site and simply swopped between them to copy and paste the English then back to the site with the translated text. Again, to my suprise it only took a few hours.
As I have said, this is a commercial site and so accuracy of translation is important but I am fortunate to have a friend in the Czech republic so I have given them access to edit the site and they are in the process of checking each page for accuracy and modyfying words as the need arises.
Once this job is completed additions will of course need to be done in both languages and checked by my friend but at least I now have the site in two languages.
I have added country flags in the page master so they appear on each page and linked them to each of the sites respectively so visitors can select thier preffered language.
Everything was accoumplished in one day and was up and running perfectly, so thanks to Moonfruit.
Now we have to wait for Google, Adobe or somebody else to come up with a machine translator for flash sites :-))))))
Google Chrome does auto-translation already. Or is that only for non-Flash sites?
Moonfruit advertises that they automatically generate a cell-phone version of their websites. I would think this version is non-flash and that this version would lend itself to translation. Is there a way to view the cell-ready website?
I would be be very, very wary of using Google Translator, (or any other automatic translator), unless you want your customers rolling in the aisles with laughter. The translator is great if you've already got knowledge of the language you are using, and you are stuck on a word or want to check on a phrase but for a whole peice of text it doesn't replace the knowledge of a human that speaks the language. In my experience there are many people (possibly potential customers?) that will not take your website seriously with even the odd spelling or punctuation mistake in your own language. It makes you look unprofessional, and maybe even dodgy. If your website is the first thing that someone finds out about you, surely you want to make a good impression and show that you pay attention to detail? If you're serious about your business, hire a copywriter and/or a professional translator, and don't risk your reputation!
I would do this;I would go to yahoo answers; or language forum and ask for the translation. Compare this to google translation to verify; roughly.Then on your website you'll want to add English // Spanish // German ETC ETC ETC Add this at the top, slightly dull/hidden but visible (not intruding) clicking one of these will just be a link to copies of the pages' but with different languages.
Good idea but not really an option if you have a 232 page website ;)
Hay we have a forum going for Google + 1 exchange, it's a sure fire way to help get your website up the page rankings. Full details can be found here, oh and you must have a google gmail account http://support.moonfruit.com/entries/20242286-google-1-exchange
Has anyone figured out a way to incorporate Coupons on a site or a way to have a print friendly popup?
How about copying the website > using the new site with a sub-domain (english.mysite.com) > translate the pages - Do this for each language?
Maybe abit complicated for larger websites - but certainly good enough for the smaller ones :-)
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See www.luxuryprague.com which uses this work around.
Also see my extended comment (lpwebmaster) above.
How do I edit the words in the main menu?
I just build a website free, it is free forever?
1. Go to Pages-> Organise pages.
2. You can keep the free site for as long as you need it. All you have to do is login every 120 days to keep it active.
Editing the menu
I wonder how do you edit, change, change the wording of the main menu?
Go to Pages-> Organise pages, change the page names and that will reflect in the menu.
Once the free trial period is over, will I still be able to edit my free site?
Hi Kimfish,Once your trial period is over, you will receive an email with a link to upgrade your account, Once you have done this you can continue using Moonfruit to edit your site.
Alternatively, you can do this now by; Logging into Moonfruit > Click Account (top right) > Billing > Pay Now > You can then choose which package you would like to upgrade to.
Hi Andy and Andrew (same person or not?)
Your answers regarding free website (Andy's on July 10, and Andrew's on August 15) contradict each other. Is the free website forever free if we log in every 120 days or not?
Andrew and Andy are two separate persons ;)Just to clarify, you can keep your site for free forever, but to keep the account active under the free package, you have to log in at least every 4 months (120 days).HTHAntoine
Thanks for the quick reply! :)
I am going to have my site in several languages. However, the only way to do it on here it seems is to create separate websites with different domain names and then link them. Would this affect my Google search ranking for the positive or negative, as opposed to hiring a web designer who can keep all the different languages within one website? I've heard that having a website in different languages can work well for your ranking but don't know in which way. Thanks
You do not have to create separate websites. My moonfruit site is in English and Spanish and is one site. http://montesaaudio.com/
Thanks for that info and nice site by the way. How have you done it in 2 languages?
Also, i am thinking more about SEO in terms of whether one site with several languages (5 in my case) would increase my position on Google more or less than 5 completely different sites, which will be the exactly the same in terms of design but in different languages and with different URL's
In other words, is pizzas.com, pizzas.es, pizzas.de etc. better than pizzas.com/es and pizzas.com/de etc? Of course, the second way would be cheaper in terms of domain name registration and hosting but the search results are more important to me. If the second option is better then is it even possible to do it this way with Moonfruit?
Mrhehon, how did you do that?
http://wibiya.conduit.com/ this is a widget that comes with a translate bar. U just paste the code into your website ... don't know how well it works but probly worth the try. Its easy & Its free
I managed to have a choice of 3 languages using the same domain.
Check out www.maresia-atins.com.
Managed to fake the menu bar so it could display both Brasilian and Italian headings, although I chose to leave some of the heading menu in English running throughout the 3 sites for universal words.
If anyone needs help let me know and Ill talk you through it
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