In this article, you will find a guide on how to change switcher type, position, display, offset or even add a shortcode in order to create the most appropriate style for the language switcher. Also, here you will find functionality that allows switcher's disabling/enabling.
In this article:
- Switcher type
- Block of settings
- Disable switcher
- Switcher snippets
To customize switchers, follow this instruction:
- Go to the Settings section of the app and open the Languages section.
- Click the Switchers and click the necessary switcher.
- Make the appropriate settings and save changes. You are able to disable/enable it, change the switcher's type, icon type, position, etc.
There are 5 types of switcher:
You can customize each of these types. Read the instruction below.
In this video, we show how to customize the drop-down switcher.
Block of settings
Under the Switcher type, you can see a window with the following tabs: Content, Style, Advanced.
In this tab, you can set the switcher's title, display, icon type, and enable/disable language codes as titles.
- Titles - the switcher displays only titles of languages.
- Icons - the switcher displays only icons (flags) of languages.
- All - the switcher displays both titles and icons of languages.
While customizing the switcher, all changes you will see in the preview window.
Switcher icon type
Types of flag icons can be also changed. At your disposal there are the following types:
Show languages codes as titles
By default, the switcher displays the full titles of languages. If you want to display a short title of the language, select the Show languages codes as titles option.
If you enable this option, you will use our default switcher style. If you disable it, the switcher won't be styled.
The set of settings depends on what type of switcher you choose. On our screen, we show you the set of settings for the dropdown switcher. Let's consider the Container. This settings tab is common for all types of switchers.
Firstly, pay attention to that you have two tabs with the same number of settings. In the Normal tab, you can customize the switcher display in its normal condition. Consequently, in the Hover tab, you can customize the switcher on hover.
So, here you have such options like
- Background color
- Border type
- Border color
- Border radius (if you need to round the corners)
In the Item setting tab, there are also two tabs with the same number of settings. In the Normal tab, you can customize the switcher display in its normal condition. Consequently, in the Hover tab, you can customize the switcher on hover.
Here you can customize font (size, family, and color) and icon (offset and position).
Set fixed switcher's position on the screen:
Note: You are able to set a Relative position. It will give you an opportunity to manage the switcher's position by editing the HTML code.
You can set offsets for switchers. Fill presented field and choose measure type (px, %, em). For example, you want to move a switcher away from the screen borders. In the appropriate field, you set values like "10px 15px". And the switcher will be moved.
Go to the Advanced => Find the Visibility field.
Click on the icon of the tablet, mobile, or desktop, and the switcher won't be displayed on the chosen device.
To disable the language switcher, do the following:
- Go to the Settings => Languages => Switchers.
- Click on the switcher you need to disable => Advanced.
- Click Disable.
Switcher snippets block
LangShop allows displaying switchers on the positions described above. If you want to display them into a non-default place, use the snippet. To learn more about the switcher snippet, please, refer to our article - Add switcher to a custom position.
Shortcode allows adding language switcher to positions not covered by the standard application settings. For further information, please, refer to the article - Add switcher to the navigation menu.