Let’s say I have a Django app
users. The admin menu shows this as category
Users. That’s ok, but if the website users speak another language I want this name translated. Also I’m not necessarily using
Users as name in the admin menu as section name, but can use something more descriptive.
Website Users, as example.
Rename the section
Renaming the section name in the admin menu is easy to do. Open the
apps.py file and add one line to the
The whole file should look similar to:
Translate the name
Using a translated name is a bit more work, because the entire Django translation framework must be in place. That’s necessary to do anyway if you want to provide translations in your website, and is not part of this blog posting.
Once the framework is activated, all what’s necessary is importing the translation module, use a translated string, and provide a translation:
After updating the translations with
makemessages and compiling the translations with
compilemessages the admin website will start using your translation as section name.