xili-language version 2.9.20 : a new insertion point in navigation menu

Previous versions of xili-language introduce new features to build multilingual navigation menu:

  • insertion point to insert everywhere languages list in navigation menu (2.8.8),
  • insertion point to insert sub-selection of pages according current language in navigation menu (2.9.10)

Now, in the version 2.9.20, it is now possible to insert another menu at a chosen insertion point in a menu. The live result will be selected according current language. Why this new feature ?
Some themes are uneasy to modify and it is impossible to clone the navigation menu location for each language. With this Menu insertion point feature, another menu (structure) (without location) will be live inserted according current language. So the resulting menu content will different from one language to another.

The first thing to do is to attach a menu structure to a location (named main-menu here for the explanations and attached to primary location).
In case of a bilingual location, two menu structures must be created with names like french-menu and english-menu. Inside these, menu items can be inserted (by example french pages inside french-menu and …).
With these three elements, it is now possible to create the Menu insertion point and place it inside the main-menu. Before adding to menu structure, french-menu will be selected to french and english-menu to english. After adding move the point to the right place inside menu structure.

Some screenshots :

Menus Selection before adding to Menu

Menus Selection before adding to Menu

Insertion point added to menu structure

Insertion point added to menu structure

Insertion point can be at every place: on first or second level in menu structure. With this nice feature, it is possible to create amazing multilingual menu !

Note: to avoid unwanted side effect, insertion point inside menu assigned to insertion point are not live built.

2 thoughts on “xili-language version 2.9.20 : a new insertion point in navigation menu

  1. Hi,
    I’ve tried unsuccessfully to make my website bilingual with xili-language. What I am trying is to have the exact same result as your website (http://2013.extend.xiligroup.org/en) with 2 menus (one French and one English). I’ve tried to follow the indications with the screenshot on this page (http://2013.extend.xiligroup.org/en/524/xili-language-version-2-9-20-a-new-insertion-point-in-navigation-menu/) but for me (as a beginner on wordpress) there wasn’t enough information. Also, I tried to follow the indications on this page: (http://wordpress.org/plugins/xili-language/screenshots/) but as I was using another version of xili-language, it wasn’t working.
    What I would need is just a list of step on the configurations I need to do and the menus I need to create (I’ve already translate all me pages) so I can have the same result as you on this website. I’m using worpress 3.7.1
    Thank you very much.

    1. the building site of documentation will be long… be patient… For better support, please use the form (5th tab in xili-language settings).
      M.

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