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Duplicate an international site content and create a new language off it


Is there a way to copy a site in an international language and assign it to a new other language? eg: duplicating content of a Russian site but it wont be language abbreviated ru but would be ku

Apr 21, 2023 22:27

The add-on Language Manger can help you with copying languages, but I don't think it can copy a whole site in one go.

Have you considered using a fallback language instead of copying the language, see

Apr 22, 2023 8:03

I would highly recommend using fallback so you dont duplicate the content, that way you keep both content maintenance costs low as well as having an easy way to see if content is actually different in that site as you can then localise it (you can see easily in the page structure and via code).

We have used fallback for 100+ cultures and it has worked very well.

Apr 22, 2023 14:55

From what I understand about Fallback Languages, a fallback language is if let's say content is NOT available in Russian then it will use the newly created language site. But what we need is we need to copy the entire russian language site to another language? we are basically just trying to change the russian abbreviation?

Apr 25, 2023 18:08

That's not how fallback languages work. It's the other way around. If you have Spanish as a fallback language for Portoguese, then content that is not translated into Portoguese will be displayed in Spanish.

Apr 26, 2023 6:37

But then, will the site display the new language abbreviation? It shows up as where ru is defined as the fallback language. Shud I be using replacement language instead? When pages are not translated, it is just loading the replacement language site URL. We want the page to load with the new language as site url

Edited, Apr 26, 2023 17:38

You will stay on the same language segment in the URL for a fallback language. Replacement language is something else. See 

Apr 27, 2023 6:46
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