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TinyMCE language dropdown

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Community Member, 11 Posts

8 December 2010 at 3:36am

Edited: 09/12/2010 11:32pm


I'm a newbie to Silverstripe and i tried to translate my site to german but cannot get it why i do not have the german language in the language dropdown of TinyMCE.

My config file has:
-------------------------- _config.php --------------------------------------------------------
// Enable Translatable
Object::add_extension('SiteTree', 'Translatable');
Object::add_extension('SiteConfig', 'Translatable');

// Default locale language

// Enable locale
// Set the default site locale

// Define allowed locales overriding those present in i18n::$common_locales
global $allowed_locales;
$allowed_locales = array(
'en_US' => array('English', 'English'),
'de_DE' => array('German', 'Deutsch')
i18n::$common_locales = $allowed_locales;

I've added to my Page.php in the controller init function:

if($this->dataRecord->hasExtension('Translatable')) {

I've created a page but i don't have in the language dropdown the german option, only English.
There is a dropdown combo with the languages in the sitetree panel but if i select the german language from there i have to create a new sitetree with different ID for the pages and the language selection does not work for that.

Can anyone guide me to what i am doing wrong because i could not find anything regarding this in the forum on in the docs.

Thank you in advance.



Community Member, 11 Posts

9 December 2010 at 11:34pm

OK, found the cause of the problem.
(the previous edit was wrong so i modified it)

The TinyMCE language dropdown is no longer supported in Silverstripe 2.4.3, now you should use the "Translations tab" of the page.

My problem was that if i added a field to the Page class the translations tab disappears from the CMS.

FIXED: In my case the problem was that when i added a property to the Page class i used the disable/enable CMSFieldsExtensions when i got the parents fields and that is not correct. Do NOT use then like so:

$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

just simply:

$fields = parent::getCMSFields();

will do it just fine.

Thanks and sorry if i got anyone confused.