How to Create Multilingual Website in Laravel 8

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24-09-2021


How to Create Multilingual Website in Laravel 8

Hi Dev,

In this article I will share with you how to create a multilingual website in laravel 8 application, I will show an example of laravel 8 multiple languages.

Here, I will give you a full example of how to laravel 8 multilanguage with language dropdown or laravel 8 multiple language websites as below so follow my all steps.

So, let's follow few step to create multi language support in your laravel application.

Step 1 : Install Laravel


First step, we need to get fresh laravel 8 version application So let's open terminal and run bellow command to install fresh laravel project.

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

Step 2 : Database Configuration

In second step, we will make database Configuration for example database name, username, password etc. So lets open .env file and fill all deatils like as bellow:

.env

DB_CONNECTION=mysql

DB_HOST=127.0.0.1

DB_PORT=3306

DB_DATABASE=laravel_8

DB_USERNAME=root

DB_PASSWORD=

Step 3 : Create Lang File

In this third step i will create three files in following folder for english,french,russian in lang folder.

resources/lang/en/messages.php

<?php

return [

'title' => 'This is English Language Title.'

];

resources/lang/en/messages.php

<?php

return [

'title' => 'Ceci est le titre fr langue anglaise.'

];

resources/lang/ru/messages.php

<?php

return [

'title' => '??? ???????? ?? ?????????? ?????.'

];

Step 4 : Create Route

In this step i will create two route one for display dashboard and second one is change language.

routes/web.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\LanguageController;

Route::get('/', [LanguageController::class, 'index'])->name('home');

Route::get('lan-change', [LanguageController::class, 'langChange'])->name('lan.change');

Step 5 : Create LanguageController

In this step,we will create a controller. Use the below command for generate controller

php artisan make:controller LanguageController

app/Http/Controllers/LanguageController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App;

class LanguageController extends Controller

{

/**

* Write Your Code.

*

* @return string

*/

public function index()

{

return view('lang');

}

/**

* Write Your Code..

*

* @return string

*/

public function langChange(Request $request)

{

App::setLocale($request->lang);

session()->put('locale',$request->lang);

return redirect()->back();

}

}

Step 6 : Create a blade view

In this step, we will create a blade file name lang.blade.php bellow following path.

resources/views/lang.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>How to Create Multilingual Website in Laravel 8?</title>

<meta charset="utf-8">

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/css/bootstrap.min.css">

<!-- jQuery library -->

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<!-- Popper JS -->

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/popper.js/1.16.0/umd/popper.min.js"></script>

<!-- Latest compiled JavaScript -->

<script src="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.5.2/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

</head>

<body class="bg-dark">

<div class="container mt-5">

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-8 offset-2">

<div class="card">

<div class="card-header">

<h5>How to Create Multilingual Website in Laravel 8 - <span class="text-primary">NiceSnippets.com</span></h5>

</div>

<div class="card-body">

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-3 col-md-offset-6 text-right">

<strong>Select Language: </strong>

</div>

<div class="col-md-9">

<select class="form-control changeLang">

<option value="en" {{ session()->get('locale') == 'en' ? 'selected' : '' }}>English</option>

<option value="fr" {{ session()->get('locale') == 'fr' ? 'selected' : '' }}>French</option>

<option value="ru" {{ session()->get('locale') == 'ru' ? 'selected' : '' }}>Russian</option>

</select>

</div>

</div>

<h2 class="mt-4 text-center">{{ __('messages.title') }}</h2>

</div>

</div>

</div>

</div>

</div>

</body>

<script>

var url = "{{ route('lan.change') }}";

$('.changeLang').change(function(){

window.location.href = url + "?lang=" + $(this).val();

});

</script>

</html>

Step 7 : Create Middleware

In this step i will create one middleware for dynamically change language let's created below artisan command.

php artisan make:middleware LanguageManager

app/Http/Middleware/LanguageManager.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Middleware;

use Closure;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\App;

class LanguageManager

{

/**

* Handle an incoming request.

*

* @param \Illuminate\Http\Request $request

* @param \Closure $next

* @return mixed

*/

public function handle(Request $request, Closure $next)

{

if (session()->has('locale')) {

App::setLocale(session()->get('locale'));

}

return $next($request);

}

}

So,now we need to register in kernel.php file so let's define.

<?php

namespace App\Http;

use Illuminate\Foundation\Http\Kernel as HttpKernel;

class Kernel extends HttpKernel

{

/**

* The application's route middleware groups.

*

* @var array

*/

protected $middlewareGroups = [

'web' => [

\App\Http\Middleware\EncryptCookies::class,

\Illuminate\Cookie\Middleware\AddQueuedCookiesToResponse::class,

\Illuminate\Session\Middleware\StartSession::class,

\Illuminate\View\Middleware\ShareErrorsFromSession::class,

\App\Http\Middleware\VerifyCsrfToken::class,

\Illuminate\Routing\Middleware\SubstituteBindings::class,

\App\Http\Middleware\LanguageManager::class,

],

'api' => [

'throttle:60,1',

\Illuminate\Routing\Middleware\SubstituteBindings::class,

],

];

Now, we will use the php artisan serve command.

php artisan serve

Now we are ready to run our example so run bellow command to quick run.

http://localhost:8000/

Output:

It will help you...


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