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    GEO redirection

    So what i have 'failed' to do so far is to redirect visitors based on their country to a spefic folder. I have multiple websites for my clients which uses more than 4-5 languages and all of them have a speciic folder such as /fr/ or /de/. Anyways, what i'm trying to do is redirect only the countries which have a folder, for example france and germany, all the other countries which do not have a language are remained at the root page, which normally would be english version.

    I tried to implement this with some geo php script, however the english version[root] is not in some folder such as /en/ and when i added the script in the index.php, when a visitor was from england lets say, the redirect just kept on going and made the site unavailable[too many redirects].

    Looking forward to some solutions, thanks!

    Comments

    • Do if the geo IP is English & other countries that speaks English Todo nothing then else carry on with that argument.

    • armandorgarmandorg Member
      edited September 2018

      @Jake4 said:
      Do if the geo IP is English & other countries that speaks English Todo nothing then else carry on with that argument.

      Fixed it!

      With this plugin: https://www.geoplugin.com/

      And this code:

      <?php require_once('geoplugin.php'); $geoplugin = new geoPlugin(); $geoplugin->locate(); $var_country_code = $geoplugin->countryCode; // redirect based on country code: if ($var_country_code == "DE") { header('Location: /de); } ?>

      Works like a charm : )

    • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

      Stop and don't use geoip for this.

      You should be respecting https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/Accept-Language

      Thanked by 1CyberMonday
    • hzrhzr Member, Moderator

      armandorg said: If i don't? : )

      Bad UX :)

      The reasoning behind this is that people typically want a specific language or are most comfortable with a specific language..

      if I am in germany but don't speak german and have my OS set to english, then accept-language will request en-GB;en but geoip would try to do de.

      If I only speak french but I'm on holiday in spain, my browser will almost certainly send fr-FR;fr in this header - which is what I want, but geoip would try to send es.

    • Yeah @hzr is right. Use geoip to redirect to the closest server if you want (dns level) but focus on Accept-Language for that kind of redirection. Don't forget to also add text links to each version for search engine bots & users with javascript disabled!

      don't buy what you don't need

    • @datanoise said:
      Yeah @hzr is right. Use geoip to redirect to the closest server if you want (dns level) but focus on Accept-Language for that kind of redirection. Don't forget to also add text links to each version for search engine bots & users with javascript disabled!

      Acually the idea is like this, we redirect users depending on their location to a specific folder in their native language. In the top menu there is a language switcher which they can use to get back to a language they desire. The redirect works only for the root website.

    • @armandorg said:

      @datanoise said:
      Yeah @hzr is right. Use geoip to redirect to the closest server if you want (dns level) but focus on Accept-Language for that kind of redirection. Don't forget to also add text links to each version for search engine bots & users with javascript disabled!


      Acually the idea is like this, we redirect users depending on their location to a specific folder in their native language. In the top menu there is a language switcher which they can use to get back to a language they desire. The redirect works only for the root website.

      Dutch is my native language but I have set my system language to english and would like to get the english version of sites because of this setting. If I were you I would reconsider your solution because after all Accept-language is meant for these sort of things and like you said, users can still switch to another language of their choice.

      Thanked by 1datanoise
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