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I have a button at the top of the website in header.php. That button should transfer me to the Arabic version of the page if I am on an English page.

For example, on contact.html the button should transfer me to contact-ar.html and on info.html the button should transfer me to info-ar.html.

<li><a href="#">arabic</a></li>

I want to know if there is any way to edit part of the header.php from outside?

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Your question is tagged as wordpress.com which is off-topic on this site. Is it the mistake? –  Max Yudin Feb 16 '13 at 7:47
    
no i am creating my website by using wordpress –  sarah Feb 16 '13 at 8:49

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Try the following. This is given that the original page url has a .html in it (contact.html and info.html)

<li><a href="<?php
if (false !== strpos(strtolower($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']), '.html')) {
    $uri = str_replace('.html', '-ar.html', strtolower($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI']));
} else {
    $uri = '';
}
echo home_url($uri);
?>">arabic</a></li>
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i didn't understand and i think you miss understood me i want for example contact-eng.html includes a button that is added in the header part by the header.php when i click this button it goes to page contact-ar.html –  sarah Feb 16 '13 at 11:23
    
@sarah you mean you want that link to be automatically added to header.php file without you editing that file? –  Ahmad M Feb 16 '13 at 12:37
    
yes i don't want to edit the file i want to make for each page a link that tansfer to arabic page –  sarah Feb 17 '13 at 5:52
    
@sarah That might not be an easy task to accomplish, the important question is where do you want that link to appear? Do you want to append it to a WP navigation menu? Or it is part of WP categories or pages list? Please edit your question posting some more details. –  Ahmad M Feb 17 '13 at 6:19
    
i edited the question but couldn't attach image –  sarah Feb 18 '13 at 8:11

The button might not be the best route to solve this problem. If your aim is to have a separate page for each language then look into using the WordPress ML plugin. This will give you the tools (and buttons) to properly have your site be in two languages.

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