Languages class

API variable $languages enables access to all Language pages and various helper methods.

The $languages API variable is most commonly used for iteration of all installed languages.

foreach($languages as $language) {
  echo "<li>$language->title ($language->name) ";
  if($language->id == $user->language->id) {
    echo "current"; // the user's current language
  }
  echo "</li>";
}

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the Languages class also inherits all the methods and properties of: PagesType and Wire.

Show class?             Show args?        

Common

NameReturnSummary 
Languages::default Language Get default language 
Languages::editable($language)
boolDoes current user have edit access for page fields in given language? 
Languages::findNonDefault()
PageArrayFind and return all languages except default language 
Languages::findOther()
PageArrayFind and return all languages except current user language 
Languages::getDefault()
LanguageGet the default language
Can also be used as property: Languages::getDefault
 
Languages::getLocale()
string boolReturn the current locale setting 
Languages::setDefault()
(nothing)Set current user to have default language temporarily 
Languages::setLanguage($language)
boolSet the current user language for the current request 
Languages::setLocale()
string boolSet the current locale 
Languages::translator(Language $language)
LanguageTranslatorReturn the LanguageTranslator instance for the given language 
Languages::unsetDefault()
(nothing)Restores whatever previous language a user had prior to a setDefault() call 
Languages::unsetLanguage()
boolUndo a previous setLanguage() call, restoring the previous user language 

For hooks

These methods are only useful for hooking and should not be called directly.

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, Languages also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.123

Twitter updates

  • New post: In this week’s post, we’ll take a look a look at the new website and focus on some parts of it and how they were built. Then we’ll dive into the latest version of ProcessWire on the dev branch, version 3.0.124— More
    11 January 2019
  • New ProcessWire main site rebuild ready for preview— More
    4 January 2019
  • Happy Holidays! This latest master version of ProcessWire contains hundreds of new additions, fixes, optimizations and more. This post covers all the highlights— More
    21 December 2018

Latest news

  • ProcessWire Weekly #244
    In the 244th issue of ProcessWire Weekly we'll cover the latest core updates, introduce the new processwire.com site, ask a PHP version related question in the weekly poll, and showcase the site of an open source room bookings app. Read on!
    Weekly.pw / 12 January 2019
  • ProcessWire 3.0.124 and new website launched
    In this week’s post, we’ll take a look a look at the new website and focus on some parts of it and how they were built. Then we’ll dive into the latest version of ProcessWire on the dev branch, version 3.0.124.
    Blog / 11 January 2019
  • Subscribe to weekly ProcessWire news

“The end client and designer love the ease at which they can update the website. Training beyond how to log in wasn’t even necessary since ProcessWire’s default interface is straightforward.” —Jonathan Lahijani