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Directus Content Translations

How to Setup Directus Content Translations

In this blog, our team at Lunarbyte will show you how to setup content translations in Directus. The objectives are:

  • Create an Article collection with title and body

  • Create a translations collection for the articles collection

We assume you already have a Directus instance setup and running. This tutorial was written using Directus version 9. If you need install Directus follow their installation guide.

Step 1

Create a new collection called articles. There is nothing special about this collection. You can use the collection default options and save.

Step 2

Within this collection create a new field and select “Translations” from the dropdown.

Step 3

After clicking the translations option, rename the translations table to “article_translations”. This is our naming convention preference to keep translation tables associated to each collection. Click “Auto Generate”

Step 4

At this point, you should have three different data models listed under your “Data Model” tab. This includes: articles, languages, and articles_translations. We will use articles_translations to create any fields that need translations.

Step 5

Now lets create some fields that we would like to be translated within the articles. In this case we will setup a standard field for title and another standard field for body.

Step 6

At this point we are ready to create an article with fields that can be translated. Head over to the collections tab -> articles and create a new article.

Step 7

In the new article interface you will see the Article Translations relationship at the bottom. You can click on each language you would like to provide a translation for.

Step 8

After clicking on a specific language, you will see a drawer popup. This will allow you to input the specific language for those fields. You will need to provide values for each specific language you want to support.

Step 9

You are done with translations. Now you can enable the permissions for accessing articles and articles_translations via the API. You can adjust permissions based on your needs.

Congrats, you have finished setting up content translations with Directus!

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