iWeb - Google Translation issue

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by djk777, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. djk777 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I'm having an issue trying to add a Google Translation gadget to my iWeb site (via an iWeb html widget). iWeb appears to store the contents of the widget in a separate html file (widget1_markup.html), located in the "files" subfolder for the relevant page.

    So, if I'm on my homepage (http://www.kcrem.com/Home.html) and click translate, I get properly redirected to Google, but with a blank translated page. The address bar shows me its trying to translate:


    instead of:


    Any ideas how I can solve this issue?

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    The widget is inside an iframe, which is really part of a different file. The Google translation is translating the file the iframe points to (Home_files/widget1_markup.html). I don't know enough about iWeb to recommend a solution though except saying that it would work to get the widget out of that iframe.
  3. Giovannino macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008
  4. djk777 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    Giovannino - thanks for the suggestion!

    MassReplaceIt works excellent. I'm using it to add/adjust iWeb metadata, add Analytics and insert the Google translation gadgets.
  5. itou macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    i'm having the same problem and would like an easier solution.
    are there any?
    wordpress has this really nice multilingual widget/plugin built in.. anything like that for iweb?
  6. Giovannino macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2008

    there isn't any easier solution...
    That's already the easiest solution.
    It may seem to be more complicated than it is by just reading the directions, but when you try it you'll find out that it's easy.

    iWeb doesn't allow plugins. That's the main reason why there's no easier solution.

    I myself would avoid such translation tools as the result is sometimes more difficult to understand than the original language is (even if one doesn't speak the original language).


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