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Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby kers7754 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 pm

I have read that Joomla 2+ has multilingual abilities where a content writer can write an article into several languages and Joomla can display them based on browser default languages or some kind of flag UI.

I am looking for a Joomla 2+ tutorial that explains everything I need to do to get this to work? Is it the same as in 1.7 or is this different for 2.5?

Does anyone have a tutorial or where I can find docs for this?

Thanks,
--Jeff

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby pe7er » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:36 pm

Maybe you could use my sheets for a Joomladay presentation I did.
"Joomla 2.5 multi-language website without using 3rd extensions in 10 steps"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/82768844/Joom ... n-10-steps
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby kers7754 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:49 pm

I think this is exactly what I need... It seems though that the CSS is not working or something else cause the site is unreadable in any browser.

Do I need a plugin to view this?

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:32 am

The main tutorial is still the same for 2.5
http://multilingual.demojoomla.com ... steps.html
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Multilanguage in 2.5: http://help.joomla.org/files/EN-GB_multilang_tutorial.pdf
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby olecarme » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:23 pm

I think I followed exactly the instructions in the tutorial for this rather simple website: http://emag.lessecretsdemarie.com/
However, I see only the main menu, and never the language menus for French and English. For example, the French menu does not contain the Welcome entry, and the entry "Les magazines" link to a page with only French-speaking magazines.

Certainly I made at least one mistake, but what is it?

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:10 pm

hard to see just looking at your site.

You should not have Accueil and Welcome in the same menu
You should not have Les Magazines in the same menu either I guess.

Are you sure you followed the tutorial as should?

If you like I can have a look at your site. Just send me by mail a superuser name/pass access to your admin
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby olecarme » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:59 pm

I answered you by mail, but I'm not sure that works...

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby olecarme » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:19 pm

Clicking the French or English flags leads to the .../fr/ or .../en/ folder, respectively. But both folders in fact display the main menu, not their proper menu.

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Sorry, will try to look at your issue soon, busy with 3.0 release.
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:17 am

1. Uninstall all falang stuff as you are not using this.

2. Your main menu with a home menu item set to ALL languages has 2 modules and they are both published, contrary to all tutorial explanations. ) Not speaking of the name of the main one (This site) which you kept from a former installation with sample data.

I suggest your restructure your site by following exactly the tutorial.
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby olecarme » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:20 pm

infograf768 wrote:1. Uninstall all falang stuff as you are not using this.

OK, that's done.

2. Your main menu with a home menu item set to ALL languages has 2 modules and they are both published, contrary to all tutorial explanations. ) Not speaking of the name of the main one (This site) which you kept from a former installation with sample data.

I don't understand this part. On Extensions -> Modules I see that only two menu modules are published, those for the English menu and the French menu. Am I searching in the wrong place? Or should I delete the other modules?

I suggest your restructure your site by following exactly the tutorial.

I know that there are too many things on this site because of the sample data. But except building the site again from scratch, I don't understand what I should do.

Many thanks for your help and your patience.

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby pawlikcz » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:26 pm

pe7er wrote:Maybe you could use my sheets for a Joomladay presentation I did.
"Joomla 2.5 multi-language website without using 3rd extensions in 10 steps"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/82768844/Joom ... n-10-steps


Hello, thanks a lot for your work! Your tutorial helps me to finaly get a multilingual joomla site to work!

I have just one hypothetical question for all:

I did all as you have written on your tutorial, and lets say I have three languages: english, german and spanish. I keep default main menu untouched so there is just one item = homepage, which is set for all languages and it is hidden as well. Each language has it's own default page (as was said in tutorial) and then other sites (all in specific category). Everything is working.
But I could not test what will happen, if someone e.g. from Italy visit my site. Which language and what site will appear to him/her?

Thank you a lot for your answer. If there is a way how to simulate and test this situation, it would be very helpful for me (as I will need to try, if everything is working fine..).

P.

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:23 am

All depends on the settings of the languagefilter plugin for New visitors and the preferred language set for the user's browser.
It should default to site default language if the browser settings are set to Italian, as you do not propose Italian as a Content Language.
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby agustin866 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:45 pm

Hi guys, I am at the verge of rebuilding my site in joomla 2.5 using falang, to native multilingual support, but have one question I think you can help me with.

If I use multilingual native support on Joomla

1. Can I set all page/categories/descriptions names and tags in all the different languages I have in my site
2. Can I have SEF urls in all languages on my site?

Thanks a lot for the help!

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:13 pm

Please look towards the top of this form for falang questions
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby Surimex » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:57 pm

I have a question,

to create a bi or multilingual website, is it better to create it without sample data or it just doesn´t matter?

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby infograf768 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:54 pm

Never use sample data. Start with no sample data.
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby kristen2012 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:50 am

I have shared you a link below for reference, hope this video will be helpful for you.

http://www.[youtube].com/watch?v=gnhVVtyejPg

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby Tsofi » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:01 pm

pe7er wrote:Maybe you could use my sheets for a Joomladay presentation I did.
"Joomla 2.5 multi-language website without using 3rd extensions in 10 steps"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/82768844/Joom ... n-10-steps


Thank you for this guide, worked like a charm for me! Very simple and straightforward

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby Shapewear » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:58 am

Very good to know Joomla 2+ has multilingual abilities where we can write an article into several languages and Joomla can display them based on browser default languages or some kind of flag UI.

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby onlinepm12 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:26 am

Thank you for posting this guide. That's why I love Joomla.

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby khaledgaza » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:15 am

pe7er wrote:Maybe you could use my sheets for a Joomladay presentation I did.
"Joomla 2.5 multi-language website without using 3rd extensions in 10 steps"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/82768844/Joom ... n-10-steps


great effort, thank you.
Where can I get a download link for this presentation ?

It's highly appreciated.
BRGRDS

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby pe7er » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:00 am

khaledgaza wrote:
pe7er wrote:Maybe you could use my sheets for a Joomladay presentation I did.
"Joomla 2.5 multi-language website without using 3rd extensions in 10 steps"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/82768844/Joom ... n-10-steps


great effort, thank you.
Where can I get a download link for this presentation ?

There's a download link on the top left of the screen (the orange download button).
But it only seems to work if you are logged in.
So you have to create a Scribd account or use a Facebook account to login & download.
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby khaledgaza » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:04 am

pe7er wrote:There's a download link on the top left of the screen (the orange download button).
But it only seems to work if you are logged in.
So you have to create a Scribd account or use a Facebook account to login & download.

Thanks for quick replay,
I've tried that, but it didn't work !!
I'll check again.

Edit:
I've downloaded it now.
Thank you.

Question please,
Does it work well for 2.5.9, and no change there?

BRGRDS

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby pe7er » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:12 am

khaledgaza wrote:
pe7er wrote:Does it work well for 2.5.9, and no change there?

Yes, it works well for Joomla 2.5.9

One change: "1. Install Language pack" -> you can install (most) languages directly in the back-end without having to download them first.
Extensions > Language Manager > [Install Language]] > select a language > [Install]
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby khaledgaza » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:15 am

pe7er wrote:Yes, it works well for Joomla 2.5.9

One change: "1. Install Language pack" -> you can install (most) languages directly in the back-end without having to download them first.
Extensions > Language Manager > [Install Language]] > select a language > [Install]


I'm now reading the presentation and apply directly.
BRGRDS & Thank U

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby okmes » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:59 pm

Hi every one,
I'm building multilingual site using this tutorial that pe7er posted, btw great tutorial.
Everything works fine except my menus. When I switch language the menu keeps the same. Even tough I have defined menus for every language, I still see only main menu, and it doesn't change when I change language.

Please advice.

Tanks

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby pe7er » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:06 pm

Welcome to Joomla forum!

Could you make sure that the different menus for the different languages are published, and assigned to All Pages?
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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby okmes » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:25 pm

Thank you.

Menu for each language is published, and they are assigned to certain pages that are related to that language.

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Re: Multilingual tutorial for Joomla 2.5?

Postby pe7er » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:53 pm

I would assign those Menu Modules to All Pages,
the Module Position the same as the Main Menu Module,
and only select the [Language] box for the specific language.
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