Automatically redirect visitors to their preferred language

1.1.3 2019-04-09 11:50 UTC


This plugin automatically redirects visitors to their preferred language


This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.0.0 or later.


To install the plugin, either use the Plugin Store (in the Craft Control Panel) or follow these instructions.

  1. Open your terminal and go to your Craft project:

     cd /path/to/project
  2. Then tell Composer to load the plugin:

     composer require pierrestoffe/craft-language-redirector
  3. In the Control Panel, go to Settings → Plugins and click the “Install” button for Language Redirector.

Language Redirector Overview

If you've ever developed a multilingual website, you've probably thought about automatically redirecting your visitors to their preferred language. While it may have sounded simple at first, you obviously eventually realised it wasn't. Indeed, you have to take quite a few parameters into account:

  • The Sites defined in Craft
  • The languages used in your Sites
  • The language chosen in the language switcher
  • The language(s) accepted by your visitor's browser
  • Whether the Entry exists in the target language

Language Redirector mixes all these parameters and provides you with an easy-to-implement solution.

Configuring Language Redirector

  1. Copy the config.php file provided at the root of the plugin directory to the config folder of your Craft install.
  2. Name it language-redirector.php.
  3. Assign sites to languages in the languages array, either using their handle or their ID. For example: 'en' => 'english' or 'fr' => 5. Don't forget that the configuration file is multi-environment friendy, just like any other Craft config file.

If you feel like it, you can also rename the URL query parameter name and the session key. By default, they are both set to 'lang'.

Read the wiki for more information.

Brought to you by Pierre Stoffe