Question on StackOverflow - can a multilingual Sitecore 6 web page have an alias for each language? (link to original question)
Can a multilingual Sitecore 6 content page have an alias for each language? It appears that I can only add one per content page.
For instance, labour_market_survey.html has an english page and a french page:
Answer: aliases are just sort of web-root-level "links" to certain items,
mostly intended to use for marketing campaigns as short and friendly
Tokens. To achieve what you want you may consider few options:
But I can only give the content page one alias: http://www.site.ca/survey
How can I add a french alias, such as: http://www.site.ca/enquete ?
Hope someone finds that helpful!
If you have configured an individual website for each language - then you may create
SiteAliasResolver processor for
HttpBeginRequest pipeline. This will give you an option to have aliases on website level. Please reed this blog post describing how to achieve that (with code samples).
Another option would be to use Redirect Module, as it will do exactly what you need. There was a question on Redirect Module
recently, so there is exact example how to create a redirect item for
any virtual URL that will do 301 to any specific sitecore item (which
belong to some page item under corresponding language website):
If you are resolving languages on-a-fly so that the same item in
Sitecore serves different languages (based on criteria how you resolve
that), then you may use aliases as they are (but as I understood from
your example that isn't your case)
P.S. Also, if you decide to go with aliases, mind Canonical URLs (link one and link two) as they may affect your SEO.
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