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Am I using translatable?


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7 March 2009 at 8:20am (Last edited: 10 March 2009 5:00am), Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi All, I set up a test site for a client who needs a site that's both in Spanish and English. Following some instructions somewhere on the SS site, I put this into my _config.php:
This seemed to mostly work. I could sort of create translations using the "Translations" tab.

When I do this, am I using the "Translatable" module that's not quite ready for prime time in SS 2.3? The reason I ask is that that Translations Tab is now giving me a "Server Error" when I try to create a Spanish translation. My client is getting nervous and asking if we should change CMS's, so I'm wondering whether I can expect a bug fix for this with a maintenance release.

Thanks for any help you can give me!


10 March 2009 at 5:01am Community Member, 4 Posts

I've added a little more detail to my question, and therefore I'm bumping.


19 March 2009 at 7:11am (Last edited: 19 March 2009 7:21am), Community Member, 164 Posts

I am having this exact problem. When I select a language and click the create button I get the Server Error in red at the bottom of the CMS page. The site was running using the Trunk version from a few weeks prior to the 2.3 being released. I upgraded from the old Truck to version 2.3 release version.


9 April 2009 at 5:39pm Community Member, 6 Posts

I was just wondering if anyone out there has had any success with translations?

I have recently installed 2.3.1, and am getting the javascript parse error when I click on the button to create a translation in the translations tab. I have also been unable to find any info on how to set up the translations. Any pointers would be much appreciated.


9 April 2009 at 6:31pm Community Member, 901 Posts

Hello all

I'm not part of the SilverStripe dev. team, but here's what I know:
Translations (eg. Multilingual Sites) don't work in 2.3.0 and 2.3.1. See this blog post (somewhere near the bottom of the page):

Apparently, this should be fixed in 2.3.2, have a look at the bug-tracker:

According to the roadmap (, a first release candidate of 2.3.2 is scheduled for April 24th.
Solution for now: Use 2.2.x



12 April 2009 at 7:14pm Community Member, 6 Posts

Hi banal,

Thanks heaps for the info. Much Appreciated.