Tagged Multilingual Drupal Consulting

Autodesk

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Autodesk is a Fortune 500 company based in California that creates software products for a number of industries. One of their most famous products is AutoCAD which is a computer-aided design package for architects and other design professionals.

Multilingual Drupal Audit

We audited the multilingual configuration and custom code for the Autodesk Knowledge Network and made recommendations for improvements.

Multilingual Drupal Consulting

We were the "multilingual hotline" for Autodesk's developers for their Drupal 7 website to answer questions about configuring and customizing their multilingual features.

Drupal Training

We provided Drupal 7 multilingual training at BADCamp which was attended by the Autodesk development team to jumpstart their project.

Drupal Module Development

We wrote custom module code to work around issues with the Entity Translation module to support Autodesk's multilingual content workflow.

Staff Augmentation

We provided staff augmentation for multiple web projects for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. Development included back-end and front-end programming including ReactJS.

Multilingual Drupal Installations

It may seemingly be a small world, but there is more than one method of communication used around the world. If your business works internationally or within a community with non-English speakers, going multilingual is probably a strategic next step for your team. Reaching all of your potential users far outweighs narrowing the reach to a specific community. At Hook 42, we can configure your existing Drupal website for multilingual support or build one from the ground up.

Multilingual Technique

Making a Drupal website handle multiple languages might be easy in theory. You just translate the copy and you're good to go, right? Unfortunately, not so much. Making sure all the modules work in harmony can be trickier than expected. Depending on the CMS, you might need to install a large number of community modules or plugins in addition to updating existing modules and custom code.

For multilingual Drupal projects, Hook 42 focuses on:

  • Identifying what content needs translation and what does not.
  • Understanding your short-term and long-term translation needs.
  • Installing and configuring the right modules to do the job.
  • Updating custom code to allow text to be translatable.
  • Facilitating content entry and manual translation processes.

Is A Multilingual Upgrade Right For You?

If you already have an existing website, knowing when you need a multilingual site can seem overwhelming and a bit confusing. However, just having the thought of transitioning to a multilingual site likely means you are ready to upgrade. If you know your services can, or will, reach a broader audience than your primary language of communication, you'll want to make sure you can expand your digital experience to match the growth of your business.

At Hook 42, we understand that there are a variety of factors that come in to play when it comes to making an existing website compatible with other languages. Our experience with Drupal multilingual environments helps us analyze the current condition of your website and the complexity of integrating a multilingual experience for your users. 

Ready to Make Your Website Multilingual?

Updating an existing site might be straightforward or extremely hard depending on your Drupal site architecture. The first step is doing a site audit to assess the level of difficulty involved in your transition. Throughout the process Hook 42 can help you answer questions about what it takes to make your website multilingual, and provide a strategy to implement and roll-out a multilingual experience.

We’re Following the Yellow Brick Road...to Emerald City

Look out for Hook 42 at DrupalCon 2019 in Seattle!

It’s that time again, another DrupalCon is fast approaching and our team couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Seattle event. We’ve got a lot in store for you this year, from presentations, BOFs, sponsorships, partnership collaborations, and using our listening ears. You’ll find our team distributed all about.

We’re bringing a stacked line-up of knowledge and experiences to drop on 'ya this year. Not only that, we’re looking forward to hearing all the ups and downs you’ve had this past year, and how we’re all growing together within the Drupal community. 

Let’s get to sharing!

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Hook 42 at New England Drupal Camp

We're super excited to attend New England Drupal Camp this year!

Aimee is honored to have been invited to be the keynote speaker this year. She'll be discussing inclusion and diversity in the community. In addition to Aimee's keynote, we are partnering up with our longtime friends at Lingotek to put together a hands-on multilingual workshop that covers Drupal 8 and an integration to Lingotek's Translation Management System.

Just in case that wasn't enough, we're also presenting a couple of sessions. One comparing the madness of the multilingual modules on Drupal 7 to the new and improved Drupal 8 multilingual approach. We will be presenting another session covering how ANYONE and EVERYONE can help contribute back to the Drupal project even if they aren't the most advance technical person

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Drupal 8 multilingual websites training at BADCamp by Hook 42 and Lingotek

Hook 42 has run four Drupal multilingual trainings at BADCamp since 2012, which has been a lot of fun. The first three years were focused on Drupal 7 only, and last year our training was split between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. At all of these trainings, we had the great fortune of having the Lingotek team help us mentor students during the self-paced training as well as give a quick peek at their translation software.

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