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Translatable not copying images to translated page

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Community Member, 12 Posts

14 January 2015 at 4:56am

Hi, I've recently started using the translatable module on my silverstripe site, and came across the following problem. When I select a page in the CMS and create a new translation, all of the CMS fields are copied onto the new page - apart from Images/Upload fields. As my site features an awful lot of upload fields and will need many translations it is very time consuming to have to reselect all of the files for the upload fields after every page translation I make.

I had a search around and found a suggestion saying that the following code added to createTranslation() in Translatable.php would fix the issue.

 foreach( $originalPage->many_many() as $key => $className ){ 
However I tried with no such luck.
Has anyone else encountered this problem and found a workaround?

Many thanks,


Community Member, 12 Posts

9 February 2015 at 10:32pm

Still experiencing this issue, anyone else encountered this or found a solution?


Community Member, 9 Posts

8 July 2015 at 3:53am

Edited: 08/07/2015 3:54am

Don't touch the original files: nobody will be able to help you anymore if you mess your modules up.

You can leverage the dedicated hook by adding something similar to the following code to your DataObject:

public function onTranslatableCreate($save) {
    $master = $this->getTranslation(Translatable::default_locale());
    foreach ($master->Files() as $master_file) {
        $image = $master_file->duplicate($save);


Community Member, 419 Posts

8 July 2015 at 10:50am

And also add the same code but for has_many too I guess. You'll need to clone each linked object though, because they can only have_one page to be related to (by nature of a has_many relationship)