Need to build a bi-lingual navigation bar!

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I am trying to build a bi-lingual site. Is it possible to change the language on the navigation bar for some pages?
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Norfolke

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Norfolke

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Just realised that I need separate pages that will appear with separate navigation. I don't think Yola supports this. =S
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Hello Norfolke

You certainly can create a multi-language site! At the moment we only have an English version of our website and site builder. However, with regard to the creation of your own website, Yola supports UNICODE. This means that you can create a site in any language, as long as you have the necessary keyboard and browser settings.

When it comes to arranging your various pages you could do a few different things; it's all up to you.

One idea would be to have your navigation (menu) links be links which would take the user to either the English or French (supposing those were the two languages you were using) areas of the site. You could then arrange each area using text links. So when a user clicked on the French navigation button they would taken to a "Home Page" for that language, then you could have text links going to each of the sub-pages for that language. Here is a tutorial that will explain creating sub pages: Creating sub pages.

Another option would be to use a template option with a vertical navigation (menu down the side) as this is a good option if you have many pages. You could have a number of English pages on your navigation, and then those same pages but in French. You could alternate one English then one French, or have all of the English pages then the French pages.

Please note that the navigation is a feature of the style you select. Here is a link to more information on the attributes of the different styles: Yola Style Feature Filter.

I hope this is helpful to you. Should you require more assistance please let us know.
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Donald

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You can make this effect in Yola's menu...

menu...
<!--

<P><FONT size=3>Home </FONT><FONT size=2>(casa)</FONT></P>
Page 1 (página uno)
Page 2 (página dos)
Page 3 (página tres)

-->

Note how the first line has html... do that with all the menu... so the spanish is slightly a different than the English - makes it to stand out, maybe even consider italics for spanish using the I tag or EM tag. You place the html in the navigation menu settings. Another alternative option is to use English as the main menu text and the other language as the hover text... hopefully this helps
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Donald

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ok... another solution is to create subdomains..

english.yoursite.com
spanish.yoursite.com

and yoursite.com will be a one page website with large text or a picture that says...

ENGLISH
SPANISH

and it will guide them to the subdomain
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Norfolke

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Thanks Sanja, I had almost worked it out but your description of text links was straightforward, the result is functional and the site nearly ready to go live.

Thanks also to Donald with the suggestion of subdomains; again, so simple now that I understand how it is done and a method I will remember for future use.