Multi-Language Content

Atto ::: atto_multilang2
Maintained by Julen Pardo, Iñigo Zendegi Urzelai, Kepa Urzelai
This plugin will make the creation of multilingual contents on Moodle much more easier with Atto editor.

Multi-Language Content v1.12 (Build 2021063000)

Moodle 3.9, 3.10, 3.11, 4.0
Released: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 5:23 PM

Atto multilanguage plugin


This plugin will make the creation of multilingual contents on Moodle much more easier with Atto editor.

The plugin is developed to work with Iñaki Arenaza's multilang2 filter, and the idea is based on his plugin for TinyMCE editor.

Current version

The latest release is v1.12 (build 2021063000) for Moodle 3.9, 3.10, 3.11 and 4.0.

Changes from v1.11

  • The Privacy Api implementation has been fixed (closing issue #7).

Changes from v1.10

  • The tag 'other' has been added to the list of languages of the Multilang2 button in order to fit with the functionality that the 1.1.1 version of filter_multilang2 implements.

Changes from v1.9

Changes from v1.8

  • Added Grunt support files. No we can check Moodle Javascript coding guidelines and minify the plugin code without installing the plugins.
  • Minor Javascript coding guidelines fix (signalled by the minifier, but ignored by the linter!)

Changes from v1.7

  • Multiple bug fixes, especially when there were more than one Atto editor in the same page. Closes issues #2, #18, #21.
  • Multilang tag highlighting 's are now removed/added when switching to/from HTML view, reducing clutter when editing the HTML code.
  • Cleaned the code to conform to PHP, PHPDoc and Javascript Moodle coding guidelines (all checks pass!)


As mentioned before, filter_multilang2 is required.


  • Copy repository content in moodleroot/lib/editor/atto/plugins. The following can be omitted:
    • tests/ (if you're not going to test it with Behat or PHPUnit)
    • .gitmodules
    • build.xml
  • Install the plugin from Moodle.
  • Go to "Site administration" >> "Plugins" >> "Text editors" >> "Atto HTML editor" >> "Atto toolbar settings", and add multilang2 to the Toolbar config where you prefer. E.g. other = multilang2, ... or multilang2 = multilang2 (see Text editor - Toolbar settings and Text editor - Adding extra buttons for instructions on how to add a plugin button to Atto toolbar.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
v1.12 (Build 2021063000)
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 3.9, Moodle 3.10, Moodle 3.11, Moodle 4.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.10
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.11
  • Latest release for Moodle 4.0

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS tag

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Atto

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myeditorplugin") in the "lib/editor/atto/plugins" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish installation of the plugin.

To make the newly installed plugin available, you need to edit the Atto toolbar configuration so that the new plugin appears in the toolbar.

  1. Go to your Site administration ►Plugins ► Text editors ► Atto HTML editor ► Atto toolbar settings
  2. Add the new plugin to the desired position in the toolbar.