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Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites by Kristen Pol

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Multilingual Drupal overview

Drupal gets better and better with each release and its multilingual support is no exception. Drupal core provides for basic language support and content translation while contributed modules such as the Internationalization module package pour on the awesome sauce. Also, with Gábor Hojtsy heading up the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative (hojtsy.hu/d8mi), we know that Drupal 8 is going to be even more amazing.

Speaking the same language... terminology

Before we go multilingual, let's make sure we are all in sync in regards to terminology. You should already be comfortable with the standard Drupal terms before continuing. If words like node or entity or taxonomy aren't clear to you, check out the Drupal glossary at

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