sNews has a very international following, and since people wish to use sNews in their language, some have translated the language component of sNews, and posted it back to the community.
A full (although not complete) list of translations for the current version of sNews can be found on our forum. If you do not find a translation for your language, and are able to translate the language section, there are many who would appreciate it being posted in the forum.

How to install a language to your sNews.

A few simple steps will enable you to install a suitable language for your sNews site.

  • 1) Locate the translation in the forum and copy the text.
  • 2) Paste the text into a new file (using notepad or similar) and save as snews_LA.php where LA is the 2 character code for your language. For example, Esperanto => snews_EO.php
  • 3) Upload this file to your site, in the same directory as snews.php.
  • 4) log in to your site admin, and browse to the Site ->Settings -> Time and Locale settings, and insert the language code. Save
  • 5) Refresh your browser



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