Extensions Module Manager Language Switcher

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How to access

You can access the Language Switcher module by either opening an existing module in the Module Manager or by creating a new Language Switcher Module. You can access the Module Manager by going to Extensions > Module Manager


This module allows you to switch between available Content languages. Selecting a language will take you to the home page for that language.


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Basic Options

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  • Pre-text: Enter the text that appears before the Language Switcher
  • Post-text: Enter the text that appears below the Language Switcher.
  • Use image flags: Use visual indicators for each language, in the shape of a flag.

Advanced Options

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  • Alternative layout Apply an alternative layout or template override
  • Module Class Suffix Apply a CSS suffix to the module
  • Caching. Use Global/No Caching. Whether or not to cache the content of this Module. A setting of "Use Global" will use the Cache Settings from the Global Configuration screen.
  • Cache Time. The length of time, in minutes, before the Module is re-cached.

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