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Trying to get two different news archives for two different languages

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Community Member, 3 Posts

15 October 2008 at 6:55am

Hello all!

I'm new to SilverStrip, so please if you tell me to RTFM please provide a link as well :) Anyway, here is my problem:

I have a website in two languages. I want each language to have it's own news archive (much like the one created in tutorial). So, I would present totally different content depending on the language, not just translate news...

How would I go about this?

My original idea was to create two holders, one for Default Language, other for Secondary Language. Then, I would, depending on the language, get Childrenof (HolderForLanguage), and display them. However, in order for Secondary Language pages to display at all, I would have to write a dummy page in Default Language, and then translate into Secondary Language, which seems like a hassle.

Any ideas?


Community Member, 473 Posts

15 October 2008 at 8:10am

If I understand how i18n works in SilverStripe, you should be able to use the same code, just create articles in the language, and the method that gets the articles should only return articles written in the current language.


Community Member, 3 Posts

15 October 2008 at 9:16am


Thanks, but how can I write an article in any language? i.e. without doing a translation?