Your Good Grants platform allows you to support multiple languages. When enabled, parts of the user-interface will change to the language selected by the user during registration.
Nearly every element of your Good Grants configuration can have a translation, however, not everything will have a translation when you turn on the languages you want to support. To understand this, you need to know the difference between system elements and custom elements.
For example, consider categories. In your platform, there's the term 'category' and then there's your list of actual categories. In this example, the term 'category' is a system term while your 'category names' are custom. If you were to turn on support for other languages, the system's term for 'category' will have a translation while your custom 'category names' will not and you will, therefore, need to add the translations for each language you intend to support.
Below is a list of elements/objects within your platform that are likely going to require a translation for each language you have activated.
If a translation is not provided, the system will use your default language. This is often English but can be changed from Settings > General > Languages.
How to add other languages
- Go to Settings > General > Languages
- From the list of supported languages, select the checkbox to the left of each language you're going to support taking care to mark one as the default
- Once done, click Save
The change is instant, however, you may need to refresh your browser to view any changes.
Below are a few selected examples of what your interface will look like when you have activated additional languages from a configuration perspective. In these examples, we have activated English and German, German would need to be added by you. Once done, users would see the German language in place of English if they select German as their preferred language.
General settings configuration view:
Category configuration view:
Content block configuration view:
From these examples, you can see there's a pattern common within each configuration screen, giving you options to provide the translation of your choosing for each language you're supporting.