getContext Snippet for MODx Multilingual Site

Below is the snippet code, yup, that's it.  Create a new snippet and call it getContext, done.  MODx API Reference.

<?php
$contextKey = $modx->context->key;
return $contextKey;

So how might you use it?  

We used it in getResources templates for "read more" buttons that needed translations. In our case it was "View Bio" but you get the idea.

 <a class="button radius nice" href="">
</a>

What this does is, if getContext is = web, that means it's in the defualt context of English; if not we'll assume Spanish. 

There might be other ways to do this, but it worked for us.

Update

Turns out there are better ways.

 Mark Hamstra from the MODx Team commented:

Or, you can use the existing [ [*context_key (or [ [+context_key) tag!
Another third way, would be to put the bits that need to be translated into the lexicons (System > Lexicon Management), and just use the [ [%some.lexicon.key syntax to add in the multilingual text.

 

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