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...Arabic + EnglishArabic + English
New Post
3/31/2015 2:12 PM
CMS used: DotNetNuke 7.4.0 or DotNetNuke 8.0.0 Evoq

I have a DNN site to develop.
The site is in English + Arabic

How can I do this with one skin in the same portal? Arabic is reading right to left and English is left to right side.

Please advise me how to use both languages for all modules and the site editors. The banner module;s banners also slide to the other side. If we switch to the language in the site should change left to right or right to left. 

Thank You!
New Post
4/1/2015 3:54 AM
DNN 7.4.0 allows you to specify site skins per language, this should help you especially with LTR and RTL issues.
If you are using DNN Langauge Specific Pages (aka DNN Content Localization), you should be able to override Skin and Container per page (and language) as well. There are known issues switching Skin per language in DNN 7.4.0, which will be solved in 7.4.1, issues with applying language specific containers I plan to fix in 7.4.2.

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
4/4/2015 3:40 AM
I  am using a slightly different approach,  with the use of a skin helper to load a culture specific CSS file like the one on codeplex, although in my case my skin developer developed a skin object for that purpose.

The approach would be to have the skin.css load the common selectors and attributes for both languages and then load  specific css file for the  default language and another css file  for the RTL language (when one switch to the other language). Both use the same skin but with different css files specific to the language.

The two language css files are very similar except for the dir, float, left and right padding and margins and well as some align attributes, so customization is very simple.

Having one common skin is better for content translation as the secondary language will load the translated module in the exact pane of the default language plus maintaining one set of skins is easier, having the same feel and look .

In my case I kept the backend: edit, host, admin, module and page settings in the default language


HomeHomeUsing DNN Platf...Using DNN Platf...Language and In...Language and In...Arabic + EnglishArabic + English

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?