1. ChatIndia

    ChatIndia Community Advocate Community Support

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    Hi all,

    I've started a new phpbb forum at --> http://bbs.chatto.us for our chat room users. But I am experiencing a severe problem. My users are Chinese. They don't understand English and most of them don't know what "Register","Username", "Password" mean. On the other hand some portion of our users are from India and they are only familiar with English registration system. I've tried by best to make a multilingual forum but it's very difficult to write everything in two languages. It don't look good either.

    is it possible to setup two phpbb for two different language. For example, one at http://bbs.chatto.us and other at http://bbs.chatto.us/en/ . Users and Content have to be same.
     
  2. hitblast300036

    hitblast300036 New Member

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    i have multi langguage script
     
  3. macz.diamonds61

    macz.diamonds61 New Member

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    This is more than possible.

    If you create your dir /en you can reinstall phpbb into that dir and a temp database (I simply called my 2nd database throwaway). Once installed you can go into the config.php file inside the root folder of the /en installation and change the database settings to the database to your current installation. I would suggest to backup your old database first and also to be sure you're using the same version of phpbb. Once you have edited the config.php you can drop the temp database (throwaway).

    Sense phpbb's dynamic content is stored in the data base and the static content seems to be template driven you should be able to transfer your current template over to the new installation and make the changes you want to the register/login page as needed for the language while not disrupting the flow of the forum. This will also allow both forums to show the same content and have the same users in both forums. You wouldn't have to administrate both forums either as once you made a change to the dynamic content on one forum it would reflect in both.

    Tho I only did a quick install and played with it for a limited amount of time on my test server this did seem to work.

    Note: If you are not using phpbb 3.0.9 it seems to have an bug in the installation if you are using safe mode.

    If this works out I'd like to know :) and if it doesn't I apologize in advance.... and I'm sorry if I'm a bit long winded
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011

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