Is the /en path required for a multilingual site?

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I'm setting up a multilingual site on v8.3.2. English will be the default language and Spanish is the second language.

When adding the Spanish locale, I had the opportunity to enter a slug and used /es. Then I copied the English tree to the Spanish tree using Dashboard -> System & Settings -> Copy Languages. All seems to be working as expected, I can visit /es and the Spanish site loads correctly.

However, the English site is still located at / and there doesn't appear to be an option to change the slug to /en, either in the Multilingual settings or in System & Settings -> Bulk SEO Updater.

Is changing the site to /en even necessary? It appears that it isn't but wanted to check here before moving on.

blueatlas
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typoman76 replied on at Permalink Reply
typoman76
Hi blueatlas

I have several multilingual sites running. Some with subfolder for the base language some without.
So it is not necessary to set it.

But you could do it by going to your home page and add a url-slug like 'en' to it.

I hope this helps.
best regards, Roland
blueatlas replied on at Permalink Reply
blueatlas
Thanks Roland.

I went with leaving the default language site (en) at / and there does not appear to be any issues with this approach.

Dave