I am trying to understand how variations works with SharePoint 2013. I have already gone through the details, so understand the basics. I have read these: http://blog.consejoinc.com/2011/01/creating-multilingual-sites-in.html https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sharepoint_quick_reads/2013/08/11/sharepoint-2013-variations-initial-setup-and-configuration-for-variations-site/
All the content i found suggests that we create everything from scratch and and after setup, new content and objects would be synced by jobs.
Now my scenario: I have a site collection with no variations configured for it. There is already content, lists and some web parts on the site. Now the client wants to make it multilingual.
- So is it possible to use the existing site as source site and create some target variant?
- How to replicate existing content, Objects and web-parts to the target site?
- Is there any other option than using variation.