Language by GET parameter

Using the Language by GET parameter Add-on you can encode language in the url as a GET parameter. Your website will use URLs such as this one:

http://www.example.com/?lang=en

This will replace the language directory system which uses the following URL format:

http://www.example.com/en/

There is no need for extra configuration. You just have to activate it and that’s it.

Download Language by GET parameter Add-on

 

The default GET parameter used is lang. This can be changed using a bit of coding:

  • Create an empty plugin like this: https://gist.github.com/sareiodata/76f701e01db6685829db
  • Add the following code to the end of it:
    add_filter( 'trp_gp_lang_parameter', 'trp_gp_change_parameter_name' );
    function trp_gp_change_parameter_name( $name ){
          return 'language';
    }
  • Replace language with the GET parameter of your choice.
  • Install this plugin via FTP (copy it inside wp-content/plugins) or create a zip archive with it and install it via the WordPress plugin upload functionality