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9/2/2016 3:58 AM

I want to set up a multi lingual site with 4 languages. When I add a new page, I want the DNN localisation to automatically generate the 4 language page variants, but for each language page variant to automatically load 3 language specific HTML modules in the footer of the page with language specific content.  "Contact details", "quick links" and "latest news" as examples.

In a single language site this is easy. You set the footer content to "Display on all pages" and it it then auto generates the content when adding a new page. If you update content in one page it updates them all. When I localised a site last year, the "display on all pages" content appeared across all pages including pages of the non default languages, literally ALL pages. So I had spanish pages with "english" content footers.  Translating every page and ensure content updates synchronise was a nightmare.  In the end the only solution I could find was to create the "footer modules" for all languages on a default language page and use "display on all pages". Then as I add a new page, all the footer modules for all languages are loaded and I then hide or delete the unwanted language versions. Its quicker to delete unwanted modules than copy over 3 modules.

Has this behavior been fixed in 8.3? Or is there a more elegant / simpler way to achieve this requirement.  Localised footer content that automatically loads on new pages and if updated, updates across all the language specific instances of that module seamlessly.

Any thoughts or tips appreciated


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9/2/2016 4:34 AM

I would use a multi lingual HTML replacement module, such as Nuntio Content:

Happy DNNing!

Michael Tobisch
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9/2/2016 4:37 AM
another option would be integrating these html elements in the skin applied to the site using the TEXT skin object and a resx file.
The default file for DNN 6 had a sample for this technique. This way, you'd be able to edit the texts easily using the language editor in Admin > Languages.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

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9/2/2016 5:01 AM

Hi Michael

Thanks for responding so quickly.

I followed you link . looking over the preferenc options, I assume I can get module to displayy on all pages and the approriate language variant version of the module will be displayed in the localised language.

I note the Nuntio Content has not been updated since 2010. There are a few threads suggesting it may not work in DNN7 upwards. Including

Do we have any conifdence this may work in 8.3? Does anyone know of a commercially supported HTML module that might work better instead?


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9/2/2016 5:08 AM

Hi Sebastian

Thanks. This is a technique I am not familar with and apprecaite you pointing me towards this solution. You suggested DNN6 has examples of how to do this, could you please give me a little more detail or point me to the files concerned.



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