Bilingual Calendar in appointment +

Seeing as I live in Montreal, Quebec,I need to have everything in two languages. I don't want to put a separate calendar for english and french but is it possible to have two languages on the same calendar?

  • Patrick

    Hi there @Kevin

    I hope you are well today!

    I'm also in Montreal so I understand the need for bilingualism in everything. :slight_smile:

    The only sure-fire and update-proof way to get both English & French for everything is to create a custom language file and change all the front-end text strings to what you need.

    Thankfully, we have a Translations area where you can do that very easily; and it might just help out other members who may be in the same predicament too. Win-win. :slight_smile:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/translate/projects

    Here are the instructions for using our translations area, and getting the files you need uploaded and working on your site:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/manuals/translations/

    If you don't want to use our translations area, you could download a copy of the free (and easy) PoEdit software:
    http://poedit.net/

    That way, you can create your own language files for anything right on your computer so you can keep 'em handy for editing & updates.

    Note that, by showing both languages, you would be effectively doubling the length of pretty much every text string. So you would likely also need to tweak the CSS of the layout once you're done to get everything to fit and look good.

  • Kevin

    Well the Bonjour Patrick and thanks for the quick reply. As for the translation, I've got that covered manually as I and probably you are pretty much bilingual, it was just the "tweeking" part that I'm uncomfortable with. The last time I tweeked the site to try and add some code so that the cancellation link i created would send me a notification email...the whole site crashed lol!.
    Maybe If I can't do it, I'll like the English version of the calendar with the french side of my site.... at least the site will be in french but the calendar will be in English and I'll send a bilingual email confirming appointments.

  • PC

    Hey there Kevin,

    Thanks for posting back.

    It happens when we make code changes that the things go wrong and we end up crashing the site. That is why its a great habit to keep a backup before you make any changes.

    What you have in mind is a great idea however if you want to run a bilingual version you can also use http://wpml.org/ which allows you to create a multilingual site :slight_smile:

    If however you do not feel comfortable doing that all yourself we also have a jobs board where you can post your Custom jobs and get someone to do that for you. Its here : https://premium.wpmudev.org/wordpress-development/

    I hope that helps. Please feel free to ask if you have more questions on the same.

    Cheers, PC

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