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Is there a way to specify locale-specific asset paths so that uploaded images are only viewable on a per-locale basis, or would I have to set distinct assets (and ergo distinct fields) for each locale I wanted to provide uploads for?

For example, if am using locales to set a site A and a site B, can I have the same asset field declared but reference a different set of assets if they are logged in to site A rather than site B?

I've done some digging and testing and it looks like I can specify a locale in the general config, eg if following are declared in config (with LOCALE being defined in index.php based on locale :

'asset_path' => $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/resources/' . LOCALE . '/',
'asset_url' => 'http://' . $_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] . '/resources/' . LOCALE . '/',

However, despite this uploading files correctly (depending on context) these are still visible in the admin/control panel from other locales.

Is this at all possible? Working on a site with 6 locales that needs to keep assets separate and would rather not have to set multiple asset paths/file destinations and ergo multiple field types to achieve this.

Ta,

Cole

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I am not convienced that using Craft localization feature is a (good) solution to do multi-sites. But regarding you problem, did you try to add craft.local as part of a Dynamic Subfolder Paths configuration. That could work for you.

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  • Thanks Carl I've tried this approach which works but the main problem is that assets for other locales remain visible in the assets modal, which we're trying to avoid – Cole Henley Oct 30 '15 at 12:28
  • Did you have "Restrict uploads to a single folder?" set to true? – carlcs Oct 30 '15 at 12:31
  • yes, but even removing shows everything contained within that folder, rather than anything specific to that locale – Cole Henley Oct 30 '15 at 12:51
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    You could modify that plugin for you needs: Asset Subfolder Access. Other than that I've no idea what you could do. If it was me, I wouldn't mis-use the localization feature to begin with. – carlcs Oct 30 '15 at 12:57

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