Polyglot 1.7.0 and `page_id` front-matter for different permalinks by language29 Oct 2023
I’m excited to announce Jekyll-Polyglot 1.7.0, which has a new feature to give pages language specific permalinks and to retain their association to other relative pages.
This new feature is provided by antoniovazquezblanco, who is a gentleman and a scholar.
page_id frontmatter to associate pages with different permalinks
Polyglot associates pages by matching their permalinks or filenames. However some site translations may instead desire pages with unique permalinks.
Polyglot already coordinates multiple copes of the same document across different languages. So keying off of a different property like
page_id is no different than keying off of the permalink.
page_id to coordinate similar pages with different permalinks ensures that custom permalinks can still be seen on language specific sites.
redirects for unique permalinks
The challenge with unique permalinks comes with relativizing those urls. Polyglot avoids this problem entirely by suggesting consistent permalinks.
To help with this, polyglot sets
redirect_from hidden frontmatter on these pages, listing the unique permalinks of corresponding pages.
When using the
jekyll-redirect-from plugin, that frontmatter will be picked up, and intelligent redirects made to the page’s custom permalink.
To see this in action, visit this page with a long permalink in different languages.