Load different homepage based on WPML language

When using WPML for a multi-lingual website, you may need to load specific items based on the current language. Use the ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE constant to determine the current language.

In the code below, I’m loading a different homepage file (home-cn.php) if the current language is Chinese.

 * Load different homepage based on WPML language
 * @author Bill Erickson
 * @link https://www.billerickson.net/code/load-different-template-based-on-language
 * @param string $template
 * @return string
function be_template_based_on_wpml( $template ) {
	if( is_home() && ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE == 'cn' )
		$template = get_query_template( 'home-cn' );
	return $template;

add_filter( 'template_include', 'be_template_based_on_wpml' );

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