In Sitecore 7.5, it keeps the Item name same across all the language versions

So it is like

For the English language: http://example.com/products/accessories

For German language: http://example.com/de-de/products/accessories

Is possible out-of-the-box or by some customization in Sitecore to be able to create different URL per language for the same item as below?

Required for German language: http://example.com/de-de/produkte/zubehoer

The site is sharing the same content tree across all languages, so having different content tree per language is not a good option here for me. Also, don't want to use Sitecore Alias due to large number of pages we have in the site.

2 Answers 2


You can configure the LinkManager to use Display Name instead of item title when generating URLs.

<configuration xmlns:patch="http://www.sitecore.net/xmlconfig/">
        <add name="sitecore">
          <patch:attribute name="useDisplayName">true</patch:attribute>

The items will still resolve using the title though, so you would probably want to implement redirects to the localized url or use canonical URLs.


You can create a separate field to store the localizable name and then override GetItemPathElement in LinkBuilder class to use the new field.

As a bonus you can add option to control use of this field through the configuration (in a similar way @Kasper Gadensgaard suggested to choose using display name).

  • GetItemPathElement is in LinkBuilder not in LinkProvider
    – Harsh Baid
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:09
  • @HarshBaid you're right, thanks for pointing this out. This class is in the same file as LinkProvider Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:13

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