Vanguard - Advanced PHP Login and User Management Vanguard - Advanced PHP Login and User Management / Setup Last updated on Updated  Mar 01, 2024

Vanguard utilizes Laravel's default localization mechanism to allow you to translate it into any language you want. All translation files are located inside resources/lang folder. Within this directory there should be a subdirectory for each language supported by the application:


Available Locales

Out of the box, you can switch among the following locales:

  • English
  • Serbian Latin
  • German

More locales will be added in the future.

Translating Vanguard

If you want to translate the Vanguard application, all you need to do is to create a subfolder inside resources/lang directory that matches your locale, copy the files from the existing locale (en for example), and translate them into your language.

Note! Vanguard specific file is app.php. All other files are Laravel's default localization files, and there is a big chance that someone has already translated those files for you. Check it out here.

For example, if we want to translate Vanguard to Russian, we will do the following:

  1. Create a new folder inside resources/lang called ru.

  2. Copy the app.php files from resources/lang/en to your newly created ru folder.

  3. Translate the copied file to Russian.

  4. Download Laravel's default translation files for the Russian language from here and put them inside your newly created ru folder.

Enabling a New Application Locale

Now, when you have your translations ready, you just need to update the app/Support/Locale.php file and add the new translation.

For example, if we want to set our language to Russian, we would set that variable as follows:

public const AVAILABLE_LOCALES = ['en', 'de', 'sr', 'ru'];

public static function flagUrl(string $locale): ?string
    return match ($locale) {
        'en' => url('/flags/GB.png'),
        'de' => url('/flags/DE.png'),
        'sr' => url('/flags/RS.png'), 'ru' => url('/flags/RU.png'),
        default => null,
} //...

After this, a new locale will show up in the language dropdown and you will be able to switch to it right away.