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The Language Widget was removed from XperienCentral in version R32. To switch between language versions of your channel in XperienCentral versions R32 and higher, use the language switch drop-down in the header of a sidebar. See The Workspace for complete information.


Using the Language Widget, you can switch between the language versions of your website. The Language Widget only works if your website has content items created in more than one language. Beginning in XperienCentral R27, language versions for content items in the Content Repository was introduced. Expand the section below that corresponds with your version of XperienCentral.

For complete information about working with multiple language versions in XperienCentral see Working with Language Versions in XperienCentral.


Using the Language Widget, you can switch between the language versions of your website.

The language of the XperienCentral GUI is not synchronized with the language version of the website that you are viewing/editing. To change the language of the XperienCentral GUI, use the "Edit language" setting available in My Settings.


Switching Between Language Versions

When more than one language version of your website exists, you can quickly and easily switch between the versions using the Language Widget. Expand the drop-down list and select the language you want to switch to. For example:



Multiple language versions of content items exist parallel to each other. For pages and page sections, the tree structures are identical. For all content items, the title of the language versions can be different as well as the workflow status. In almost all cases, different language versions of content items have different content than their parallel language versions. In the image below, the pages in the site structure have an English language version and a Dutch language version:
 


When there are multiple language versions of content items, you have the added flexibility that a content item in one language can be published while its counterpart in the other language(s) can be unpublished and therefore not visible on the frontend. For example:




In the above image, you can see that the page "Academy" in the English language version of the site structure is published while its Dutch counterpart "Academie" is not published. The same rule holds for page sections and all other content items in XperienCentral.

In the Language Widget, the current language you are viewing is always shown in the collapsed drop-down list. To switch to a different language version, select the language from the drop-down list. When the drop-down list is expanded, the current language is shown in bold text. When you select the language you want to switch to, the names of pages in the Site Structure Widget and the names of the page sections in the Page Sections Widget change to the language you select. You can now proceed to edit the website in the language version you selected.



Creating a New Language Version

To create a new language version of a content item, follow the steps below. You can also create a new language version of a content item using the Actions menu.

  1. Navigate to the content item in the Workspace using the Site Structure Widget, Page Sections Widget or using Search.
  2. In the Language Widget, expand the drop-down list and select the language for which you want to create the new version. The "New Language Version" dialog appears:





  3. To create an empty version of the content item, select "Create new <language> version".
  4. To copy the content from a version of the content item that exists in a different language, select "Copy the <language> version". You can then select the version to copy content from in the drop-down list.
  5. Click [Apply]. The new version of the content item is created in the language you selected. The version of the new content item becomes the active language in the Edit environment.











Using the Language Widget, you can switch between the language versions of your website. The Language Widget only works if your website has pages and/or page sections created in more than one language.

The language of the XperienCentral GUI is not synchronized with the language version of the website that you are viewing/editing. To change the language of the XperienCentral GUI, use the "Edit language" setting available in My Settings.


Switching Between Language Versions

When more than one language version of your website exists, you can quickly and easily switch between the versions using the Language Widget. Expand the drop-down list and select the language you want to switch to. For example:



Multiple language versions of pages and page sections exist parallel to each other. The page and page section structures are identical, but the title of the pages and page sections can be different as well as the workflow status. In almost all cases, different language versions of pages and page sections have different content than their parallel language versions. In the image below, the pages in the site structure have an English language version and a Dutch language version:
 


When there are multiple language versions of pages and page sections, you have the added flexibility that a page in one language can be published while its counterpart in the other language(s) is not published and therefore not visible. For example:




In the above image, you can see that the page "Academy" in the English language version of the site structure is published while its Dutch counterpart "Academie" is not published. The same rule holds for page sections in XperienCentral.

In the Language Widget, the current language you are viewing is always shown in the collapsed drop-down list. To switch to a different language version, select the language from the drop-down list. When the drop-down list is expanded, the current language is shown in bold text. When you select the language you want to switch to, the names of pages in the Site Structure Widget and the names of the page sections in the Page Sections Widget change to the language you select. You can now proceed to edit the website in the language version you selected.



Creating a New Language Version

To create a new language version of a page or page section, follow the steps below. You can also create a new language version of a page using the Actions menu.

  1. Navigate to the page or page section in the Workspace using the Site Structure Widget or the Page Sections Widget.
  2. In the Language Widget, expand the drop-down list and select the language for which you want to create the new version. The "New Language Version" dialog appears:





  3. To create an empty version of the page or page section, select "Create new <language> version".
  4. To copy the content from a version of the page or page section that exists in a different language, select "Copy the <language> version". You can then select the version from the drop-down list.
  5. Click [Apply]. The new version of the page or page section is created in the language you selected. The version of the new page becomes the active language.