Lingua friendly url

Hi there,
I really love Lingua plugin for multi language websites, but what i struggle with are missing friendly urls which would work exactly in same way as in babel. i have tried so many things, asked programers to look at it, but it seems like unachieved task. any ideas?

I made this post some months ago about this topic. Maybe it helps.

thanks for reply, but it doesn’t work. any ideas why?
i appended .htaccess file according your suggestion, i guess there are necessary changes in lingua selector snippet …

I took another look at the snippet lingua.selector and the code is a mess (and trying to adjust it only makes things worse). It also doesn’t seem to work correctly if MODX_BASE_URL isn’t / or if you don’t use the standard port.
That said, here is what you could try:

  • Duplicate the snippet lingua.selector first and make the changes to the copy. Don’t change the original snippet.
  • Replace these lines in the snippet

with this code:

$req_uri = $_SERVER["REQUEST_URI"];
//$modx->log(modX::LOG_LEVEL_ERROR,'BEFORE: $req_uri =' . $req_uri);
$req_uri = preg_replace("#^" . preg_quote(MODX_BASE_URL, '#') . "(de|en|fr|es)(/|$)#i", MODX_BASE_URL, $req_uri);
//$modx->log(modX::LOG_LEVEL_ERROR,'AFTER: $req_uri =' . $req_uri);

if ($_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"] !== "80" && $_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"] !== "443") { //FIX from
    $pageURL .= $_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"] . ":" . $_SERVER["SERVER_PORT"] . $req_uri;
} else {
    $pageURL .= $_SERVER["SERVER_NAME"] . $req_uri;

Replace (de|en|fr|es) with the list of your languages.
This change should remove the language part from the request URI if it exists (changing /en/mypage.html to /mypage.html).

  • Then replace this line in the snippet

with this code

$parse_pageUrl = parse_url($pageURL);
$myhost = preg_quote($parseUrl['host'], '#');
if ($parse_pageUrl['port']){
	$myhost .= ":" . $parse_pageUrl['port'];
$regex = "#(?<=" . $myhost . ")" .  preg_quote(MODX_BASE_URL, '#') . "#";
//$modx->log(modX::LOG_LEVEL_ERROR,'BEFORE: $pageURL =' . $pageURL);
$language['url'] = preg_replace($regex, MODX_BASE_URL . $language[$codeField] . "/", $pageURL);
//$modx->log(modX::LOG_LEVEL_ERROR,'AFTER: $pageURL =' . $language['url']);

This code should insert the language into the URL (changing to

  • If the links on your homepage don’t look correct, try changing this line in the snippet. Maybe just to $pageURL = $parseUrl['scheme'] . '://' . $parseUrl['host'] . '/';
  • If your resources have different aliases for different languages and they don’t show up, try changing these lines.