Language Redirector plugin for Craft CMS 3.x
This plugin automatically redirects visitors to their preferred language
This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.0.0 or later.
To install the plugin, either use the Plugin Store (in the Craft Control Panel) or follow these instructions.
Open your terminal and go to your Craft project:
Then tell Composer to load the plugin:
composer require pierrestoffe/craft-language-redirector
In the Control Panel, go to Settings → Plugins and click the “Install” button for Language Redirector.
Language Redirector Overview
If you've ever developed a multilingual website, you've probably thought about automatically redirecting your visitors to their preferred language. While it may have sounded simple at first, you obviously eventually realised it wasn't. Indeed, you have to take quite a few parameters into account:
- The Sites defined in Craft
- The languages used in your Sites
- The language chosen in the language switcher
- The language(s) accepted by your visitor's browser
- Whether the Entry exists in the target language
Language Redirector mixes all these parameters and provides you with an easy-to-implement solution.
Configuring Language Redirector
By default, Language Redirector will use all of your defined sites as the site/language combinations to redirect visitors. If you wish to override the defaults (to say rename or remove a site), you can:
- Copy the config.php file provided at the root of the plugin directory to the
configfolder of your Craft install.
- Name it
- Assign sites to languages in the
languagesarray, either using their handle or their ID. For example:
'en' => 'english'or
'fr' => 5. Don't forget that the configuration file is multi-environment friendy, just like any other Craft config file.
If you feel like it, you can also rename the URL query parameter name and the session key. By default, they are both set to 'lang'.
Read the wiki for more information.
Brought to you by Pierre Stoffe