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BC Change Subtree Language

UNIX name Owner Status Version Compatible with
bcchangesubtreelanguage Brookins Consulting stable 0.1.1 5.x+
BC Change Subtree Language is an eZ Publish Legacy extension which provides a basic but flexible solution for quick and simple changing of a subtree of node objects primary language via command line script. Great for developers!

BC Change Subtree Language

This extension provides a basic but flexible solution for quick and simple changing of a subtree of node objects primary language. Great for developers!


  • The current version of BC Change Subtree Language is 0.1.1
  • Last Major update: March 06, 2017


  • BC Change Subtree Language is copyright 1999 - 2017 Brookins Consulting and Andreas Adelsberger
  • See: for more information on the terms of the copyright and license


BC Change Subtree Language is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

The complete license agreement is included in the LICENSE file.

BC Change Subtree Language is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License or at your option a later version.

BC Change Subtree Language is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

The GNU GPL gives you the right to use, modify and redistribute BC Change Subtree Language under certain conditions. The GNU GPL license is distributed with the software, see the file LICENSE.

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You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with BC Change Subtree Language in LICENSE.

If not, see

Using BC Change Subtree Language under the terms of the GNU GPL is free (as in freedom).

For more information or questions please contact:


The following requirements exists for using BC Change Subtree Language extension:

eZ Publish version

  • Make sure you use eZ Publish version 5.x (required) or higher.
  • Designed and tested with eZ Publish Platform 5.4

PHP version

  • Make sure you have PHP 5.x or higher.


This solution provides the following features:

  • Command line script


This solution depends on eZ Publish Legacy only


Bundle Installation via Composer

Run the following command from your project root to install the bundle:

bash$ composer require brookinsconsulting/bcchangesubtreelanguage dev-master;

Extension Activation

Optional. Activate this extension by adding the following to your settings/override/site.ini.append.php:

[ExtensionSettings]# <snip existing active extensions list />ActiveExtensions[]=bcchangesubtreelanguage

Clear the caches

Optional. Clear eZ Publish Platform / eZ Publish Legacy caches (Required).

php ./bin/php/ezcache.php --clear-all;


The solution is configured by the command line script arguments passed to it at runtime.

WARNING! Remember to backup your installations database, source code and var directory content before using this solution!

Usage - Command line script

Note: This script must be run using only the admin siteaccess!

Change directory into eZ Publish website document root:

cd path/to/ezpublish/ezpublish_legacy/;

Run the script in test only mode to generate a limited report of the changes which might be made.

php ./extension/bcchangesubtreelanguage/bin/php/bcchangesubtreelanguage.php -s site_admin --script-verbose=true --parent-node-id=2 --content-class-identifier=folder --locale-identifier=eng-US --test-only;

Run the script normally to re-assign the content object tree default language and remove all other content object translations.

php ./extension/bcchangesubtreelanguage/bin/php/bcchangesubtreelanguage.php -s site_admin --script-verbose=true --parent-node-id=2 --content-class-identifier=folder --locale-identifier=eng-US;


Read the FAQ

Some problems are more common than others. The most common ones are listed in the the doc/


If you have find any problems not handled by this document or the FAQ you can contact Brookins Consulting through the support system:

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