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Translatable in SilverStripe 3


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27 October 2012 at 3:11am Community Member, 7 Posts


Reading on the internet about how to do a multi-lingual website in SS I am confused. Is it still necessary to install the extension Translateable in version 3 or is it included now?

I know the languages have to be added manually to the site config, and a default has to be chosen before rebuilding the database.

Is there any recommended way for making a language changer and does SS by default use the user browser language?

As for the text in the template (header/footer), I already found this can be solved using a dirty trick (see



2 November 2012 at 11:47am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

It's a module which you can download and include (lot's of sites don't need all the overhead of translatable). It should support 3.0.

Lots of documentation about the module and recipes on