show/hide a link based on language of interface

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show/hide a link based on language of interface

Postby Lxg » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:31 pm

I have a bilingual site (english and french). Some of our pages are only served as language=all and are not translated (served in english only because the programs offered are in english only). However, those pages do link to other pages - some english only some served in both languages. I would like to be able to somehow determine which interface the visitor is using and give them an english link or a french link as appropriate. This means 2 copies of the otherwise identical article - maintenance problem or perhaps some kind of .css 'trick'. I have put

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.french { display : none ;}
.english {display: none ;}

into my .css and it hides both links in the article with:

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 <span class="english"><a href="index.php/events/spring-series">Spring Series Events</a></span>
<span class="french"> <a href="index.php/fr/activites/la-serie-du-printemps" >La series du printemps</a></span>

Is there a way to identify the language of the interface and hide the appropriate link? I am happy to explore any ideas.

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Re: show/hide a link based on language of interface

Postby Per Yngve Berg » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:14 am

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<?php echo $this->language; ?>

It will output "en-gb" or "fr-fr".

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Re: show/hide a link based on language of interface

Postby infograf768 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:01 pm

The exact code to use anywhere in Joomla, i.e. not only in the index.php of the template, is:

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$tag = JFactory::getLanguage()->getTag();

If you have both French and English

Then $tag value will be en-GB or fr-FR
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