Is there a native functionality for additional languages in EE4 or should we go for an addon for a site with LTR and RTL languages?

Please share your experiences.

  • I wish EE would give ML as a native feature. Unfortunately it is not. You have to use Publisher module. (That is not cheap at all) Sep 17, 2018 at 4:47
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    Was expecting ML as native feature. Craft has something like that native. It's a shame.
    – Noor M
    Sep 17, 2018 at 7:08
  • Craft has many more features in native.. Image manipulations like ce_image, Powerful Search like low search, Pages management Like Structure, Caches like Ce_cache, ML like Transcribe, Route definition from backend, Matrix > Supertable > Matrix loop and much more. Sep 17, 2018 at 9:48
  • Unfortunately EE don't have such features as native. But developers of mentioned plugin work really hard to add those great features Sep 17, 2018 at 9:49

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okay it seems you are into this too. if you want to spend 200$ use https://boldminded.com/add-ons/publisher-2

if not; here is the tips for an easy way to do it. lets say that you have two languages English - en Arabic - ar

first duplicate your fields in your channels and make sure that you suffix the field name with the short-code of your language Like:

{title_ar} {body_en} {body_ar}

if you need categories add a custom field for your categories lets say the English is your default language : {category_name_ar}

if you have variable; you can use the suffix too, like: {home_en} : home {home_ar} : الرئيسية

=== in you blog template === use the template routs and make sure the segment_1 as the language short-code like: template group Blog/index


now the url of the "Blog" will be like: https://localhost/ar/blog/ https://localhost/en/blog/

in your template the code will be like this:

    {!-- this will translate the variable upon requested URL --}

        <a href="{path='{segment:lang}/blog/'}">
    {if segment_1 == "ar"}

    {exp:channel:entries channel="blog" }
  {if segment_1 == "ar"}


there is many ways to do so this is the easiest way to do it natively

hope you find this useful

  • I’ve followed the same principle for many sites now but with a global_variable. Template code is then without if / ifelse conditionals. There is a article here eeinsider.com/articles/…
    – Hansl
    Sep 19, 2018 at 5:31
  • GREAT I know it, it is better to work with republiclabs.com/expressionengine/republic-variables, in the past EE4 seems fadeout, developers are running away. no more porting one company is Monopoly add-ons. I am shifting to Craft
    – Akwad Net
    Sep 19, 2018 at 23:27

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