LangMenu Stack

LangMenu Stack

makes a menu item link to the corresponding page in another language

Use this stack to change a menu item, so that it links to the corresponding page in another language. Optionally, you can style the menu(s) item and/or hide them below a given screen width (for responsive themes).

Tip 1: when hiding the menu item(s) on a small screen, use the free Stacks4Stacks’ UsefulStack or the Resp Show/Hide stack by Joe Workman (the 5th stack in the Responsive Layout stacks set) to show the link(s) to the other languages elsewhere on the page.
Tip 2: use my ViewportSize stack to determine the ‘breakpoint’ of your theme.

Need help using it on a non-stacks page? Here’s a tutorial.

Demo: visit the demo site to see it in action.

  1. Add an offsite page and redirect it to the home page in the other language.
    Make sure the option used redirect page is not checked.
  2. Repeat the full url as set in the offsite page in the first url field of the stack.
  3. On the home page, select the option do not redirect.
  4. On all other pages, enter the url of the corresponding page in another language in the second url field of the stack.
  5. Optionally, style the text color of the menu item (font color, font color on hover, font weight and font style) to distinguish it from ‘normal’ menu items.
  6. When using a responsive theme, you can set the screen width below which they should be hidden.

When the visitor has JavaScript disabled in his browser, the stack will not work and the link as set in the offsite page will stay active. This means that in this rare circumstance, the visitor will not be taken to the corresponding page in the other language, but to the home page of (that part of) that site.

This stack works in recent versions of all major browsers, including Internet Explorer 7 and newer. It is supposed even to work in Internet Explorer 6, but I didn’t bother to test that.

Please use this form to report all issues, questions and comments.

This stack requires the Stacks plugin by YourHead (version 2 or higher).
Interested in learning more about developing a multilingual site in RapidWeaver? I wrote a tutorial about this subject that I think is worth reading.
Do you like this stack? Please consider leaving a review in the RapidWeaver Community’s Addons section [link].
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