Is there any way, upon creating new entries via front-end form, to not have all locale versions of those entries active?

I’d like to think I could just set something like
<input type="hidden" name="locale" value="en_us”>

  • Why not just set the locales to be disabled by default under your section's settings?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 17:37
  • That's what I originally did (see answer below). Yet it still doesn't activate the correct locale. Submitting a new entry did activate a locale, but not the correct one (a form filled out on en_us domain should trigger the en_us locale only). Instead it triggered the very first in the list of locales (not sure whether it detected that from locale ID or alphabetical, in my case) Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 17:47
  • And using <input type="hidden" name="locale" value="en_us"> and <input type="hidden" name="localeEnabled" value="1"> doesn't do it?
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 18:02
  • Yes. Yes it does. I wasn't sure <input type="hidden" name="locale" value="en_us"> was even a thing because I couldn't find documentation on it, so I removed it- assuming saving an entry from my locale would trigger the correct one. I'll update the answer. Thanks. Commented Jun 23, 2015 at 18:23

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Using <input type="hidden" name="locale" value="en_us”> works as expected, as long as the section settings for that entry has all the locales set to be disabled by default.

Upon creating a new entry via front-end form, only the specific locale was activated. However, creating the entry in the admin panel, they are all left off by default. (Seems correct, just remind any clients that might be using the admin panel to enable whichever locale).

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