feel free to keep it strictly simple...
use custom language files

Normally module authors add language files using this example.

 

If you want to enable custom language files in your addon please go this way:

create a file called register_language.php and put it in the root of your module directory.

 

This file should contain this content:

/**
 * @module          your module
 * @author          LEPTON project
 * @copyright       2015-2016 LEPTON project
 * @link            http://www.LEPTON-cms.org
 * @license         http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
 * @license_terms   please see LICENSE and COPYING files in your package
 *
 */
 
 // include class.secure.php to protect this file and the whole CMS!
if (defined('LEPTON_PATH')) {   
   include(LEPTON_PATH.'/framework/class.secure.php');
} else {
   $oneback = "../";
   $root = $oneback;
   $level = 1;
   while (($level < 10) && (!file_exists($root.'/framework/class.secure.php'))) {
      $root .= $oneback;
      $level += 1;
   }
   if (file_exists($root.'/framework/class.secure.php')) {
      include($root.'/framework/class.secure.php');
   } else {
      trigger_error(sprintf("[ <b>%s</b> ] Can't include class.secure.php!", $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']), E_USER_ERROR);
   }
}
// end include class.secure.php
 
 
require_once('info.php'); 
if (isset ($wb)) {
	/**
	 *	load the correct language-file for frontend
	 */
	if (file_exists (LEPTON_PATH.'/templates/'.DEFAULT_TEMPLATE.'/frontend/'.$module_directory.'/'.LANGUAGE.'.php')) {
			require_once (LEPTON_PATH.'/templates/'.DEFAULT_TEMPLATE.'/frontend/'.$module_directory.'/'.LANGUAGE.'.php');
	}
	else {
		$lang = (dirname(__FILE__))."/languages/". LANGUAGE .".php";
		require_once ( !file_exists($lang) ? (dirname(__FILE__))."/languages/EN.php" : $lang );
	}
}
else {
	/**
	 *	load the correct language-file for backend
	 */
	if (file_exists (LEPTON_PATH.'/templates/'.DEFAULT_THEME.'/backend/'.$module_directory.'/'.LANGUAGE.'.php')) {
			require_once (LEPTON_PATH.'/templates/'.DEFAULT_THEME.'/backend/'.$module_directory.'/'.LANGUAGE.'.php');
	}
	else {
		$lang = (dirname(__FILE__))."/languages/". LANGUAGE .".php";
		require_once ( !file_exists($lang) ? (dirname(__FILE__))."/languages/EN.php" : $lang );
	}
}

 

 

Include this file wherever neccessary in your addon with

 

//	load the correct language-file
require_once (LEPTON_PATH."/modules/your_module/register_language.php");

 

 

All the user has to do is

  • for frontend: put the modified module language files in a directory with the same name as the addon placed in /your_template/frontend/addon_name
  • for backend: put the modified module language files in a directory with the same name as the addon placed in /your_theme/backend/addon_name

 

 The system will now load first custom language file if they exist.