Multilingual Content

This template illustrates the use of session data to build a multilingual website. Click on a language button below to switch between English and German content or use the language stored in the session data array.


Source /packages/tutorial/multilingual.php
<?php defined('AUTOMAD') or die('Direct access not permitted!'); ?>
<# 
Like in all other tutorial templates, the header, 
navbar and content snippets are include first. 
#>
<@ snippets/header.php @>  
  <@ snippets/navbar.php @>
  <section class="section">    
    <div class="content">
      <h1>@{ title }</h1>
      <div class="is-size-5">
        <#
        Storing the language selection in the session data array.
        In case the query string has a 'lang' parameter, a session data variable '%lang'
        is defined. Note that all session data variables begin with a '%'. 
        #>
        <@ if @{ ?lang } @>
          <@ set { %lang: @{ ?lang | 5 } } @>
        <@ end @>
        <#
        In case %lang is set to 'de' and a german text exists, 
        the german text will be displayed. The english text is always the fallback. 
        #>
        <@ if @{ %lang } = 'de' and @{ textTeaserGerman } @>
          @{ textTeaserGerman | markdown }
        <@ else @>
          @{ textTeaser | markdown }
        <@ end @>
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class="field">
      <a href="#source" class="button is-light">Jump to Source</a>
    </div>  
  </section>
  <section class="section">
    <#
    This is the markup for the language selection buttons. 
    #>
    <div class="field is-grouped is-grouped-multiline is-marginless">
      <div class="control">
        <div class="field has-addons">
          <p class="control">
            <a
            href="?lang=en" 
            class="button is-info<@ if @{ %lang | def('en') } = 'en' @> is-active<@ end @>"
            >
              English
            </a>
          </p>
          <p class="control">
            <a
            href="?lang=de" 
            class="button is-info<@ if @{ %lang } = 'de' @> is-active<@ end @>"
            >
              German
            </a>
          </p>  
        </div>
      </div>
      <div class="control">
        <div class="field">
          <p class="control">
            <a
            href="@{ url }" 
            class="button is-light"
            >
              Use Session Setting
            </a>
          </p>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </section>
<# As the last step, the footer markup is included. #>
<@ snippets/footer.php @>
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