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Creating Multilingual Associations Automatically

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Creating Multilingual Associations Automatically
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Introduction[edit]

To make multilingual associations easier and more quickly, a tool can be used so that users can batch create associations according to content languages. Create Associations button in Multilingual Associations Component can raise a modal for selecting languages and parameters of new associations. Existing associations will also display on the screen.

Environment Setup[edit]

You can find Create Associations button in the Multilingual Associations Manager in the back end. Click Components    Multilingual Associations.

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If you do not have yet set up a multilingual site, you can follow this tutorial to get started.

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After selecting specific Item Type and Language, you will find the Create Associations button in the column Associations.

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Creating Missing Associations[edit]

Clicking Create Associations button of a specific item will raise a modal. You can select languages for creating associations of this item. You can see the following header columns:

  • Status: (Published/Unpublished) Status of the content language.
  • Language: The language code of a content language.
  • Parameters: The necessary parameters (categories / menu) of associations.
  • Titles: The title and alias of an existing associations.

You could not select a language in which an association already exists.

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For Articles, Contacts and News Feeds, you must select a category as parameter. For Menu Items, you must select a menu as parameter. If not, this will cause an error.

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After selecting a language and a category / menu, you can click on Create to create associations as you wish.

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  • The names of newly created associations are in the following form: Original Name [Language Name]
  • The alias of newly created associations are in the following form: Original-Alias-Language-Name

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Closing this modal will automatically refresh this page and you can see language buttons that have associations now turn green.

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