Here's a step-by-step guide to help you set up a new language for Droppy.
Step 1: Duplicate the English Directory
Navigate to the
application/language/ directory in your Droppy installation. Find the
english directory, duplicate it, and rename the duplicate to your language of choice (e.g., dutch). This new directory will serve as the container for your translated language files.
Step 2: Edit the Language Files
Open the newly created language directory (e.g.,
dutch). Inside, you'll find several PHP files. These files contain the English sentences that are displayed on the Droppy platform. Open each PHP file using a text editor.
Step 3: Replace English Sentences with Translations
In each PHP file, you'll see lines of code with English sentences on the left side of the arrow (
->). Replace these English sentences with your translations on the right side of the arrow.
Now that you've added a new language to your Droppy platform, let's add it to the language dropdown so users are able to switch to your newly created language.
Step 4: Accessing the Admin Panel
Log in to your Droppy admin panel using your credentials. Once logged in, navigate to the settings section and go to the page "Languages".
Step 5: Initiating Language Setup
In the Languages section, you'll see a list of currently supported languages. To add a new language, look for the "Add Language" section below.
Step 6: Fill in Language Details
Now, you'll be prompted to fill in details for the new language:
Name: Enter the name of the language (e.g., English).
Path: Specify the directory name for the language (e.g., english). This is crucial for identifying language files and resources.
Locale(s): This field is optional but can be incredibly useful. If you want Droppy to automatically set the site language based on the user's browser language, enter the locales for the specific language (e.g., en-EN, de-DE). If you're not sure about the locales, you can usually find this information in language or regional standards.
Step 4: Save Changes
After filling in the necessary details, don't forget to save your new language by clicking on the "Add language" button.