Translation in 2 Languages

Hi there,

we like to have 2 languages for our site which can be selected by the user.

I found this post: (Tutorial: A complete guide to translation & multi-language content in Ghost)
Can the complete Website be translated including the menu, footer and also the posts?
I have been told that this is not possible and 2 Ghost instances need to be installed to have it perfect.
Menu items, help texts, date time and other system strings keep in the main site language.

Is this correct?

Many thanks

Best Regards
Andy

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It’s possible, as my personal website was fully translated with a single Ghost instance, but it currently requires a lot of work because it’s not a feature natively supported by the Ghost team… :disappointed_relieved:

I started a series of articles on how I did it, but I haven’t finish it yet:

Feel free to take a look at the first post in the series, it might help you implement this feature on your website. :wink:

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Hi Ben,

This is supercool - many thanks. I will take a deep look into this….

Your site is really nice and clean also. Congratulations!

One other question:
I like to offer the function to mark individual posts to easier find them later. Unfortunately this is also a function Ghost is not supporting. Sure it works like here https://joelma.hauntedthemes.com, but the marks are saved in the cache … which is bad if you like to switch browser or device

Possibly you have a great idea here also?

Many thanks

Regards from Germany
Andy

Ghost CMS currently works with Express, so you may be able to add a new middleware that saves the page to a database or cache. Perhaps by coupling it with the “Members” feature?

Good luck!

Dear Benjamin,

many thanks for feedback.
I will take a look and post result.

Best Regards
Andy

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