I need to create a small web site with a single page that has to be translated into multiple languages. My site is I18N, and Locale + Locale updates enabled.

The page manager allows one to create a landing page and set it as the default page. However, I am not really clear how I could automate the translation of that page. I am considering creating a neutral page with links to translated pages. Something tells me this is not the right way to do it in Drupal.

On the other side, I know I could create a "Welcome" content type, with translation attributes/fields. But then, how do I make sure it would be displayed as the landing page with the correct language? Should I create a landing page with one instance of this content type and translate it?

I am still new to i18n in Drupal.

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Not sure what you mean by "automate" the translation page but I think you're on the right track for what I think you're trying to accomplish.

  1. First make sure you have at least the Multilingual content module enabled.

  2. You likely want to also go to admin/config/regional/i18n/strings and make sure that Filtered HTML is translatable

  3. Then go to admin/structure/types/manage/page and then Publishing options and choose Enabled, with translation under the Multilingual support option.

You should now have a basic page that is translatable. There will be a Translate option next to the Edit option on the node that should allow you to do the translation. Enabling the Language switcher as well as translating menus and paths is also recommended.

  • By automate, I meant automate the display of the page. I was not clear. Mar 11, 2012 at 15:21
  • That should be done by default. If you're on a page and then choose a different language Drupal will pull up the same page in the new language. Were you planning on having separate subdomains or path prefix or just using browser auto detection? Mar 11, 2012 at 21:54
  • No subdomains, just path prefix would be fine. I am still struggling with another issue, but I'll create another question if I can't solve it. Mar 11, 2012 at 22:13
  • Well glad you got this one fixed at least! Mar 12, 2012 at 20:38

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