Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites

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  • Understand the Drupal 7 localization structure and process
  • Enable your Drupal UI to display in different languages
  • Localize users based on language and country
  • Employ effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques for your multilingual site
  • Update blocks, menus, views, and panels to work with multiple languages
  • Set up language detection based on URLs, sessions, cookies, or domains
  • Create translatable content types to support multilingual content

Drupal is one of the most powerful and popular PHP Content Management Systems at the moment. By making your site multilingual, you are opening the door to a whole new user base, in as many countries as you like. Use the localization and internationalization features of Drupal 7 to automatically detect where your site users are visiting from and select the content appropriate to them. The world is your oyster!

Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites guides you through the wild world of localization and internationalization with practical and real-world exercises that you can apply to your own website. You will go from theory to practice and acquire the skills you need to make a user-friendly Drupal 7 site that supports multiple languages.

You will follow focused chapter exercises to add multiple-language support for your user interface, content, and various parts of your site’s configuration such as system variables, menus, and blocks.

The latter half of the book fills in the details with step-by-step exercises for localizing the interface, the content, and the configuration. Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites will give you the knowledge and the skills necessary to configure your site to support your language needs.

  • Prepare your Drupal site to handle content in different languages easily
  • Apply the numerous multilingual modules to your Drupal site and configure it for any number of different languages
  • Organize the multilingual pieces into logical areas for easier handling

Use the hashtag #PacktDrupalML on Twitter to discuss the book with the author, fellow readers, and Packt.

Page Count 140
Course Length 4 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781849518185
Date Of Publication 17 Apr 2012


Kristen Pol

Kristen Pol grew up the youngest sister to five brothers in a small town in rural Central California. After high school and a few community colleges, Kristen earned a BA degree in mathematics and physics at UC Santa Cruz in 1994 and an MSEE at Stanford University in 1995. After college, Kristen worked as a Systems Engineer at Hewlett Packard and then as a Java application architect at a web consulting company in downtown Santa Cruz, California, during the dot-com boom.

Kristen started her own software business in 2001. Initially, she focused on Java applications, but, in 2004, Drupal changed her life. Starting with version 4, Kristen got hooked on Drupal development and now she focuses pretty much exclusively on Drupal and search engine optimization (SEO). Kristen works with a wide variety of clients throughout North America. She enjoys working on challenging websites that require custom programming. Some of her more notable Drupal projects include boomboomcards.com (social kindness game), naturebridge.org (non-profit bringing kids to nature), thesoundpost.com (Canadian classical instrument shop), and boomerangproject.com (school transition programs).

Kristen is very active in the Drupal community. She has authored contributed modules including Featured Content and SEO Friend, regularly attends the Santa Cruz Drupal user group, improves drupal.org documentation, gives talks at Drupal camps and meetings, and helps out on the Drupal forums and issue queues. When she's not doing Drupal, Kristen enjoys photography, travel, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two sons in beautiful Santa Cruz. Feel free to contact Kristen at kristen.org/contact.