Skip to main content

This site requires you to update your browser. Your browsing experience maybe affected by not having the most up to date version.


Our old forums are still available as a read-only archive.

Moderators: martimiz, Sean, biapar, Willr, Ingo, simon_w

Page types and Translation


3 Posts   1773 Views


24 November 2007 at 4:01pm (Last edited: 24 November 2007 4:03pm), Community Member, 21 Posts


I've translated all SilverStripe interface to Portuguese (Portugal, it's different than Brazilian), and i've already applied in the translation site, just waiting for verification, but, this isn't what this post is about.

I'm very new in Silverstripe, but i have to say it is the BEST cms engine i've ever seen, i rather have a basic setup and polish it from the ground up than having a fully bloated CMS with useless functionalities and spaghetti code, something i was very tired of untill i've found SS a few days ago.

Now, on to the subject, i've found how to translate the custom pages we make (like Page.php) by using the static field $add_action but how can i translate all other Page Types ? Contact Form, Newsletter Subscription Form, Error Page, Redirector, Virtual page etc ?

I did a grep on the soure and it seems they're all hard coded, is there somewhere i can overload it ? or alot more work has to be done yet to make them translatable ?

Best regards,


24 November 2007 at 7:30pm Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

hi rui,

currently these statics arent translatable, it poses a quite tricky problem.
we have discussed a solution, and put it into a ticket:

we're hoping lakshan (a ex-GSOC student) or other community members can help out here with fixing this :)


24 November 2007 at 8:18pm Community Member, 21 Posts

Hello Ingo,

Thank you for the quick reply, unfortunately i don't know sapphire enough to be able to help (yet) in this particular subject, so i guess the only thing i can do wait for someone with more experience to fix it.

Looking forward to it,

Best regards,