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I was wondering how to translate content under index.php (or category.php with qtranslate?).

I'm using twenty twelve theme.

My code on index.php:

<?php
/**
* The main template file.
* @package WordPress
* @subpackage Twenty_Twelve
* @since Twenty Twelve 1.0
*/
?>
<?php get_header(); ?>
<?php 
$page_id = 1500;
$page_data = get_page( $page_id );
echo apply_filters('the_content', $page_data->post_content);
?>
<section id="last-articles_homepage">
<h1>Latest News</h1>
...

I would like to translate the content inside the <section> and <h1> tag for example in french.

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  • Have you read the instructions for the plugin? I've never used it, but the instructions suggest it's as simple as visiting a page/post with a language argument on the URL, eg: ?lang=en or ?lang=fr...
    – t31os
    Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 9:30
  • So you want to translate this static text: 'Latest News'? Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 9:30
  • @KrzysiekDróżdż : indeed. I've tried [en:]Englishtext[fr:]frenchtext instead of the static text, but it won't work. (sorry for my poor english) Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 9:46
  • The : should be before the lang, not after. Ex : [:en] Commented Apr 15, 2014 at 11:19

4 Answers 4

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Most correct way to do this would be to use WordPress translations.

You should replace this static text with:

<?php _e('YOUR TEXT', 'your_text_domain'); ?>

And add text domain to your theme.

More on this topic: http://codex.wordpress.org/I18n_for_WordPress_Developers

You can also...

... use qtrans_useCurrentLanguageIfNotFoundUseDefaultLanguage function.

Just use it like so:

<?php echo qtrans_useCurrentLanguageIfNotFoundUseDefaultLanguage('<!--en:-->Latest News<!--:--><!--fr:-->dernières Nouvelles<!--:-->'); ?>
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  • it does not work... when i put it, i see the both language text in the same page :/ even if the other text block are displayed in the right language (because there are editable via the wordpress admin panel) Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 11:57
  • Which solution are you using? Post your code, pls Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 11:58
  • <?php ?> <?php get_header(); ?> <?php $page_id = 1500; $page_data = get_page( $page_id ); echo apply_filters('the_content', $page_data->post_content); ?> <section id="last-articles_homepage"> <h1>Derniers articles<?php echo qtrans_useCurrentLanguageIfNotFoundUseDefaultLanguage('<!--en:-->Latest News<!--:--><!--fr:-->dDerniers articles<!--:-->'); ?></h1> Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 12:07
  • It should be: <h1><?php echo qtrans_useCurrentLanguageIfNotFoundUseDefaultLanguage('<!--en:-->Latest News<!--:--><!--fr:-->dDerniers articles<!--:-->'); ?></h1> Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 12:09
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This solution worked for me

<?php echo __('[:fr]Plus[:en]More'); ?>

Note : the " : " is before the language, not after

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    IMHO best answer. Short, simple and works fine.
    – Julia
    Commented Feb 10, 2017 at 12:24
  • Yes best answer, worked fine for me with qTranslate-X 3.4.6.8 Commented Feb 14, 2017 at 12:31
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    According to the FAQs this is a recommended way of doing it. qtranslatexteam.wordpress.com/faq
    – Arsen K.
    Commented Jan 18, 2021 at 9:54
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I found the solution for a related problem of mine in a Qtranslate Support forums:

<?php if(qtrans_getLanguage() == "fr") : ?> <h1>This is French</h1>
<?php endif ?> 
<?php if(qtrans_getLanguage() == "en") : ?> <h1>This is English</h1> 
<?php endif ?>

I hope it would work for you! :)

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    qtrans_getLanguage is deprecated use qtranxf_getLanguage instead Commented May 31, 2018 at 8:51
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I got this from WP Forums and it worked for me.

<?php _e("[:fr]Les réseaux sociaux[:en]Social Media[:]"); ?>

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