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Is the following possible in Drupal 8?


  • Content language set by URL (/en)
  • Interface language set by URL (/en)


  • Content language set by URL (/en)
  • Interface language set by the preferred site language or by the interface language switcher

For some reason, I am not able to create this setup. I tried to use the Admin Language module, which seems to be buggy. Also using the Drupal standard language settings I either get the back-end right or the front-end.

It just seems wrong to expect that a person who administrates images of Chinese content is also able to deal with a back-end in Chinese.


Multilingual content and single language admin interface

marked as duplicate by GiorgosK, mogio, Clive Aug 22 '18 at 8:28

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  • U are right GiorgosK. Also the solution of the issue does work... with all of its 2 years old patches... crazy enough that this is not in core.. – mogio Aug 22 '18 at 7:55

If above mentioned issue does not work try



Both seem to promise to do what you are describing

  • Thanks, actually the duplicated issue helps. - admin_user_language seems to be buggy. Don't use it. - administration_language_negotiation: this is just enabling additional translation interfaces, but does not change the interface language itself. Thanks tho – mogio Aug 22 '18 at 8:08

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