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Language URL Prefix without translatable module


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2 May 2013 at 9:17pm Community Member, 5 Posts

Hi Guys,

Ive been searching for answers on how to add a language prefix in the url but it all leads me to translatable module..I don't want to install the translatable module i just want to add a language prefix and retain the english title of the page. Below are the example url.


Please help guys...Thanks in advance.


2 May 2013 at 9:45pm Community Member, 82 Posts

If you don't want to use the module, you have to create a separate site for each language. So why not put the language in the site tree to get it in the url:

- home
- en
- - english page
- es
- - spanish page

Not nice, but works.


2 May 2013 at 10:53pm (Last edited: 2 May 2013 11:03pm), Community Member, 5 Posts

Thanks theGermaniac...but the url on my first post that's just an example. I'm currently building a social networking tool for musicians just like the i want all url of my site prefix with language ..its not just simple page with subpages.

A good example is


3 May 2013 at 4:52am Community Member, 82 Posts

If you have pages in different languages, take the translation module. If you need a more complex way for your translations, extend the module. If you create every page independently from it's translation, make it by grouping the pages like I told you. Every page goes beneath it's language. Pages not belonging to any language create directly under root.

Another question: If you don't use the translation module, how do you want to let the system know what page is in wich language?