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How to translate my posts in different languages?  starter plan & up

How to enable multiple languages in Beamer.

  1. In your Beamer Dashboard go to Settings > Languages (settings).
    Beamer language settings
  2. In Languages (language) you can click on the select box to pick a language you would like to enable. Then click on Add to include it in the list.
    Select language dropdown
  3. You can add as many different languages as you like.
    Multiple language options
  4. Remember to save your languages by clicking on the save button on the right.
  5. This list will enable the multiple languages for your Beamer feed and for your individual posts!

How to remove a language?

  1. In the Languages (language) screen, go to the language you want to remove.
  2. Click on the remove icon (clear).
    Delete language option
  3. Don’t forget to save your changes.

How to pick a default language?

  1. In the Languages (language) screen, go to the language you want to make the default language.
  2. Click on the make default (vertical_align_top).
    Default language option
  3. Don’t forget to save your changes.
  4. Your default language will appear at the top and will have a default tag like so:  default

How to change the text to right to left?

There are many languages that are written and read from right to left (RTL) instead of left to right (LTR). When you use those languages, you may want to mirror your UI to make it fit better with those languages. To do so:

  1. In the Languages (language) screen, go to the language you want to make RTL.
  2. If the option is available, the language will have a switch at the right labeled right to left.
    Right to left language option
  3. Click on the switch to activate. If the switch is green and at the right position (toggle_on) then the option is enabled.
  4. Don’t forget to save your changes.

How to translate your Beamer feed

  1. Go to Settings > Language. Scroll down to find a general list of available translations for each of the enabled languages. This translations will include phrases, call to actions and other translatable text.
    Beamer translate screen
  2. Sart translating!
  3. Remember that this will be different for each of the languages you included (as explained in the first section of this guide).
  4. When you are ready to launch don’t forget to press save translations.

How to translate individual posts

  1. Once you have enabled different languages (as explained in the first section of this guide) you’ll be able to translate individual posts.
  2. Each time you create or edit a post you’ll see a list of the available languages in the top of the editor.
    Post translation options
  3. To add a translation to that post just click on the language you want to include and add content. You can translate directly from the other languages or even add specifically localized content that will be only accessible for that language.
    Post translation example
  4. If a user has that language set in their browser they’ll get your translated feed and hence your translated post.
    Remember that if you don’t include a translation for a particular language that post will not be displayed in that language feed.
  5. If the language a user uses in their browser is not included in your list, the feed will display the language marked as default. You can learn to change your default language here.

How to use localization tools.

Instead of spending time and effort on manual copy & pasting or implementing automated solutions by yourself, you can always rely on translation tools like Crowdin.

Crwodin allows you to automate your Beamer content translation. Use translation memory, contextual translation, machine translation engines, and one-click translation orders to get your content translated quickly, accurately and consistently.

You can learn more about how to use localization for your changelog, release notes and in-app notifications in this post from our blog, Product 101.

How to change translate Beamer with Crowdin?

  1. Create your first localization project at Crowdin.
  2. And install the Beamer app.
  3. Choose the sync schedule, so the app will automatically upload all new content from Beamer to Crowdin and vice versa every hour, day, or week.
  4. You can also synchronize content manually in one click.

Crowdin localization example

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