I have a section called News with 2 locales: 'en' and 'nl'. For some News items I have both languages switched on and for some only 1 language. The screenshot shows an example of an entry with only 1 language switched on.

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Is there a php method to check the Entry object which languages are switch on?

  • Possible duplicate? See craftcms.stackexchange.com/questions/2991/…
    – jlcharette
    Apr 13, 2016 at 18:41
  • The link to the other question could be a solution but doesn't seem to be a very neat one. At the moment I can get the enabled locales from a hook in the CMS section like this: craft()->templates->hook('cp.entries.edit.right-pane', function(&$context) { $locales = $context['enabledLocales']} Is there another way to get these enabledLocales straight from an entry object? Apr 14, 2016 at 9:43

2 Answers 2


After doing a quick search through the Craft app folder I found this method:


You can probably use this and send the EntryModel's id as the parameter

  • That worked perfectly well! Thank @Joris! Apr 15, 2016 at 10:26

Needed this for Craft 3 and came up with the following solution. Not sure if it’s the best approach, but it works.

 * Returns in which sites an entry has active content
 * @entryId {int}
 * @return {array}
public function getEntryLocales($entryId)
    $supportedSites = Entry::find()->id($entryId)->one()->getSupportedSites();
    $locales = array();

    foreach ($supportedSites as $site) {
        $entry = Entry::find()->id($entryId)->siteId($site['siteId'])->one();

        if ($entry) {
            $locales[] = $entry->site->language;

    return $locales;

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