How to change footer to international text depending on login

Hi all,

I already asked the question and that gave me the answer to change the footer-content.vm. This works really fine and I was able to edit the footer the way we wanted. I know we need to keep the "powered by..." in the footer but my question is, as we are multilanguage and open to external users we need to add the links for "Disclaimer" and "legal info" to the pages. I added these to the footer but of course they are in German right now. I saw that the file contains "$action.getText". Is it possible to use this so that I could display different text depending on the login language? And if so, where would I have to add the text.

Thanks a lot for your input,


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Yes you can, while it becomes slightly tougher to do it:

  • Instead of using directly the text you should be using the string resource keys within your velocity files.
  • And you should additionally extend the language packs installed in your instance to include these extra keys that you are using (or introduce the resource file for keys alone as a single plugin, I guess this should be possible)

Hi Renjith, hi Pedro,

thanks for your input. I am not sure that we will dig into this that deep. But I know have an idea where to look so we can estimate the necessary things to do.

Thanks, Bruce

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Dec 27, 2012

Hi Bruce,

From the top of my head, to achieve this, you would need to dig a bit more into the code and make some conditional function that checks for the user personal settings in order to display a given footer.

To do so, I recommend that you go to to get docs and also the source.

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