How to Create Multi Language Website in Laravel

WebSolutionStuff | Nov-09-2020 | Categories : Laravel PHP jQuery

In this article, we will see how to create a multi-language website in laravel. In this example, you can understand the concept of the laravel multilingual website demo. Also, gain knowledge or learn about how to add multiple languages in laravel 7/8/9. it's a very simple example of laravel multi-language with a different list of language dropdowns.

So, let's see, a laravel multi language website example, how to translate a string in laravel 7/8/9 and laravel 7/8/9 localization example.

If you are looking for a multi language support website in laravel then we will help you how to add multiple languages in laravel. we will use laravel trans() to create a multilingual language website. Also, we will change text and messages on the change of dropdown using jquery.

 

 

In this example, I will show you localization - laravel localization example. Laravel's localization features provide a convenient way to retrieve text in different languages, allowing you to easily support multiple languages within your application. So, here I will show you how to create localization or laravel dynamic language.

So, let's follow the steps to adding multi languages website support in laravel.

Step 1: Install Laravel

We are creating a new project setup for this example. So, create a new project using the below command.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Laravel's localization features provide a convenient way to retrieve text in different languages, allowing you to easily support multiple languages within your application.

 

Step 2: Create a Localization File

In this step, we will create a localization file language-wise. here we will create two files First one is for English and the Second one is for Chinese. And just copy and paste the below code into the given path and write down your custom message or value.

resources/lang/en/message.php

<?php

return [
    'welcome' => 'This is a welcome message !',
];

 

resources/lang/zhh/message.php

<?php

return [
    'welcome' => '这是一个欢迎信息 !',
];

 

Step 3: Add Route in web.php

In this step, we will create two routes one for the display view page with language dropdown and message and another for changing languages using jquery.

Now, add the below route to the web.php file.

routes/web.php

Route::get('index', '[email protected]');
Route::get('change/lang', '[email protected]_change')->name('LangChange');

 

 

Step 4: Create Controller

In this step, now we create a new controller as a LocalizationController. This controller helps to manage layouts and change language dynamically using the dropdown.

Add the below code in your terminal to create a new controller.

php artisan make:controller LocalizationController

 

Now, add the below code in your LocalizationController.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App;

class LocalizationController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        return view('welcome');
    }
    public function lang_change(Request $request)
    {
        App::setLocale($request->lang);
        session()->put('locale', $request->lang);  
        return view('welcome');
    }
}

 

Step 5: Create Blade File

In this step, we will create a blade file to view our output.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>How to Create Multi Language Website in Laravel - websolutionstuff.com</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/twitter-bootstrap/4.0.0-alpha/css/bootstrap.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
    <div class="container">          
        <div class="row" style="text-align: center;margin-top: 40px;">
            <h2>How to Create Multi Language Website in Laravel - websolutionstuff.com</h2><br>
            <div class="col-md-2 col-md-offset-3 text-right">
                <strong>Select Language: </strong>
            </div>
            <div class="col-md-4">
                <select class="form-control Langchange">
                    <option value="en" {{ session()->get('locale') == 'en' ? 'selected' : '' }}>English</option>
                    <option value="zhh" {{ session()->get('locale') == 'zhh' ? 'selected' : '' }}>Chinese</option>                    
                </select>
            </div>
            <h1 style="margin-top: 80px;">{{ __('message.welcome') }}</h1>
        </div>             
    </div>
</body>
  
<script type="text/javascript">  
    var url = "{{ route('LangChange') }}";
    $(".Langchange").change(function(){
        window.location.href = url + "?lang="+ $(this).val();
    });  
</script>
</html>

 

Here you can display strings or messages using different ways in laravel.

  • trans()
  • @lang()
  •  __()
  • @json(__())

 

Run this example in your browser and get output like the below screenshot.  

http://localhost:8000/index

English Language:

How to Create Multi Language Website English

Chinese Language:

How To Create Multi Language Website Chinese

 


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