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Multi-Language Interface

• 1 December 2021

Multi-Language Interface 

This chapter explains how the Multi-Language Interface extension works for regular users, and site managers. In this section, you'll read more about the available languages and how to switch to different languages on your platform when logged out and when logged in.

Note: These features are not part of the default Open Social product, but can be added as an extension module.


What does the Multi-Language Interface include?

The Multi-Language interface translates the Open Social platform to several languages. Within the extension, it is possible to set your platform to the following languages:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese

and English, obviously. :) 

As a Site Manager, you can request the extension with your dedicated Customer Success to add any of the above languages - you can opt for all of them, or a few of them. Once the extension is enabled, your platform will automatically offer the selected languages. 

Disclaimer: "interface" means the system, meaning texts like "read more" , "Upcoming events in the community" and any phrases given by the platform will be translated. This does not include the content like topics, events, dashboards, menu's etc. If you'd like to add content in multiple languages, refer to Multi-Language Content


How to switch to different languages?

Before logging in

Any anonymous user on your platform will see a drop-down on the top-right side, right next to the Sign up & Login buttons. An example can be seen below.

Multi language Main Menu Drop-Dow


After logging in

Each user on the platform, whether a regular member, content manager, or site manager can determine their own language for the community platform. After logging in, each user will be able to determine this on their Account Settings page (e.g /user/2/edit) under Locale Settings below Time Zone. 

Interface Language - Account Settings