Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

General questions regarding the use of languages in Joomla! 2.5.

Moderators: infograf768, General Support Moderators

Forum rules
Forum Rules
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla! <-- please read before posting, this means YOU.
Forum Post Assistant - If you are serious about wanting help, you will use this tool to help you post.
Locked
Sdds
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by Sdds » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:29 pm

I am an absolute beginner to Joomla and I need some assistance from you.

The problem is that I read everything I found about creating a multilingual site (4 languages), installed k2 and the 4 language packs as per a manual I read, enabled everything related to languages - filter, switcher, etc.

I also created menus for each one and the flags appear in my CP but on the website itself only the EN flag is shown, no other languages, even though the options I applied are the same for each language. It is very confusing and I have so little time... BTW, the default language is EN.

Your help will be much appreciated! :'(
Last edited by infograf768 on Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:25 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Moved the topic from the forum General Questions/New to Joomla! 2.5 to the forum Languages - Joomla! 2.5

User avatar
imanickam
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 27236
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:57 am
Location: Chennai, India

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by imanickam » Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:44 pm

To understand how various things that facilitate the Multilingual feature are configured, try the following:

Go to the Module Manager, filter by Administrator, enable the module Multilanguage Status. Once this is done, a link with the text Multilanguage Status will appear in the status bar. Click on the link Multilanguage Status. A pop-window with various settings that facilitate multiligual feature.

In most cases, the information in the pop-up window should be sufficient enough to troubleshoot.

Copy the screenshot of the status window and post it in your reply.


You could login and see how things are configured in the multilingual demo-cum-tutorial site at http://multilingual.demojoomla.com/.
Ilagnayeru (MIG) Manickam | இளஞாயிறு மாணிக்கம்
Joomla! - Global Moderators Team | Translations Coordination Team | Tamil (தமிழ்) Translation Team

Eegan - Support the poor and underprivileged

Sdds
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by Sdds » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:44 am

Hello,

Thank you for your advice, I didn't do this.

I have enabled it now but it did not show me any pop-up windows, it just looks like this - see the attachment. The website still shows EN language option only (with a flag) and nothing about the other 3 languages I'm trying to create pages for.

Do I have to uninstall the K2 I installed because of another tutorial?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
infograf768
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 18869
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:47 pm
Location: **Translation Matters**

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by infograf768 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:59 am

Explanation of the module usage:
http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=617&t=658605

Demo site with access to back-end:
http://multilingual.demojoomla.com/
Jean-Marie Simonet / infograf · http://www.info-graf.fr
---------------------------------
ex-Joomla Translation Coordination Team • ex-Joomla! Production Working Group

Sdds
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by Sdds » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:30 am

Hi, I know what you mean now after I read another tutorial (this time yours), I wish I found it earlier, that could've saved me so much time.. Anyway

I'm pretty sure everything that the error refers to is enabled and published.
Please find attached the screenshot and advise further if possible


Thank you in advance! ;)
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
infograf768
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 18869
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:47 pm
Location: **Translation Matters**

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by infograf768 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:40 am

You mistaked when creating the language tags for the Content Languages:

en-EN, does not exist: it is en-GB (or, depending on the languages installed: en-US or en-AU)
gr-GR does not exists (if it is for Greek, it is el-GR)
sr-SR does not exists, if it is for Serbian Cyrillic, it is sr-RS

Once you have corrected the tags, ALL items which have assigned to the content languages will have to be re-assigned.
Jean-Marie Simonet / infograf · http://www.info-graf.fr
---------------------------------
ex-Joomla Translation Coordination Team • ex-Joomla! Production Working Group

Sdds
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by Sdds » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:17 pm

I did everything as per your advice but now each menu except from the Greek one has a flag when I click on the Menus option.

I re-assigned the menus, categories, templates to the particular language but again even on the template list the Greek flag does not appear, it only says " Greek".

I have this screen at the moment from the back and front ends, respectively.

One more question - do I have to assign every article, menu, category to the copied template that is associated with a particular language please?

Also, the menu assignment is not going well. When I try to assign a menu, I choose an option, save it and them it does not show up on "Associations"
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Sdds
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by Sdds » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:14 am

Please help meee, I still need your advise :'(

User avatar
infograf768
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 18869
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:47 pm
Location: **Translation Matters**

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by infograf768 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:25 am

Concerning the Greek flag, its prefix in 2.5 is "el"
Jean-Marie Simonet / infograf · http://www.info-graf.fr
---------------------------------
ex-Joomla Translation Coordination Team • ex-Joomla! Production Working Group

Sdds
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 20
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Re: Urgent need of help with multilingual site - Joomla 2.5

Post by Sdds » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:39 am

All fixed, thanks a lot!!! :D


Locked

Return to “Language - Joomla! 2.5”