Learn More





Welcome to the DNN Community Forums, your preferred source of online community support for all things related to DNN.
In order to participate you must be a registered DNNizen

HomeHomeUsing DNN Platf...Using DNN Platf...Language and In...Language and In...delete or disable <html  lang="en-US"> in DNN?delete or disable <html lang="en-US"> in DNN?
New Post
11/18/2014 12:36 PM


Can DNN support advise on how to disable or delete the meta code    <html lang="en-US">  from the top of DNN webpages?
We prefer to add out own meta language codes and are looking for a way to remove this

Any solution, module or code recommendation would help.

We are not interested in adding language packs as a solution as we dont want  text being translated, just removing this entirely

Thank you,


New Post
11/18/2014 6:02 PM
the language meta tag is added according to the language(s) associated with your Website (in Admin > Languages), what is your issue with this setting?

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group   European Network of DotNetNuke Professionals

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
New Post
11/22/2014 10:49 AM

Yes, the issue is that we have single pages that include international languages. We don't want a language pack translating them (proper SEO requires that they be translated by actual humans).

In order for the page to get proper signals in Google they require that we set a language meta tag in the header. Which is easy. We just add the metatag code to the PAGE SETTINGS-ADVANCED SETTINGS-->Page Header Tags  BOX

 However, with  the  <html lang="en-US">  tag still being there, it interferres with our SEO and conflicts with our international language tags.

We'd also like to do more complex things such as seen on the pages of in which they use the  hreflang= language tag (see html codes) This may include 20 variations of regions and languages (or more).

Which again we can add easily in the page header tags box, however we would want to turn off <html lang="en-US">


Our request is actually quite simple. which is how to delete or turn off the <html lang="en-US"> meta tag
It may make sense from DNN's language perspective however it conflicts with several international SEO scenarios (by conflicting the meta-codes)

Solution: a simple check box, a way to block the code or a way to delete it from the core files?  any of those methods would help

Thank you
please advise on potential solutions, we use DNN for out enterprise sites, thought this conflict makes it hard to keep using it


New Post
11/22/2014 5:53 PM

You can remove it from default.aspx in the root folder.

But you have to repeat this action after each upgrade !

HomeHomeUsing DNN Platf...Using DNN Platf...Language and In...Language and In...delete or disable <html  lang="en-US"> in DNN?delete or disable <html lang="en-US"> in DNN?

These Forums are dedicated to discussion of DNN Platform and Evoq Solutions.

For the benefit of the community and to protect the integrity of the ecosystem, please observe the following posting guidelines:

  1. No Advertising. This includes promotion of commercial and non-commercial products or services which are not directly related to DNN.
  2. No vendor trolling / poaching. If someone posts about a vendor issue, allow the vendor or other customers to respond. Any post that looks like trolling / poaching will be removed.
  3. Discussion or promotion of DNN Platform product releases under a different brand name are strictly prohibited.
  4. No Flaming or Trolling.
  5. No Profanity, Racism, or Prejudice.
  6. Site Moderators have the final word on approving / removing a thread or post or comment.
  7. English language posting only, please.
Try Evoq
For Free
Start Free Trial
a Demo
See Evoq Live
Need More Information?