Translatable Regions Module: For user-contributed content in many languages

Drupal is great at handling multilingual situations, but how do you make user-contributed content in multiple languages accessible to those who can't read them?

The Translatable Regions module tackles this by using the automated Google AJAX Language API via the jquery-translate plugin.

What do you have to do?

  • Install the module.
  • Decide what selectors you want to have translation buttons.
  • Configure the selectors at admin/settings/translatableregions.

Whenever those selectors appear on the page, a button is added offering to translate to many languages, the default being the browser language.

Here's an example of the use on user profiles on

To see live user-generated content translation, to go The Portuguese-language forums on