Changing "by" before the author name in an article

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Changing "by" before the author name in an article

Post by stephankostial » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:44 am

Hi,

if I switch on to show the author of an article I have an "by" in front of the author name. How can I replace this in a German website to "von" or remove this completely.

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Re: Changing "by" before the author name in an article

Post by pe7er » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:50 pm

Welcome to Joomla forum!

First of all, for a German website I would install the German language pack.
It has all the German translations for such system labels.

And if you want to change any language label (like "Read More", "Written by") you could create a language override: https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Language_O ... _in_Joomla
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Re: Changing "by" before the author name in an article

Post by stephankostial » Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:58 pm

Thank you for your answer Peter.

German language pack is installed ...

I got the solution with the language overwrites. Is there an list available with all the language constants in the system, which I can overwrite?

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Re: Changing "by" before the author name in an article

Post by pe7er » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:39 pm

stephankostial wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:58 pm
I got the solution with the language overwrites. Is there an list available with all the language constants in the system, which I can overwrite?
Yes, you have a list of all language constants of your website in your website:
See the files in /language/en-GB/
especially /language/en-GB/en-GB.ini for the language constants that are used globally in your site.
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Re: Changing "by" before the author name in an article

Post by stephankostial » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:52 pm

Thank you, Peter. I have found the relevant language constant and could solve my issue with an overwrite.

I will need to have a deeper look into the language topic. It looks like German is installed but for content language only English is set up. This topic is completely new to me but your answers have provided the right direction. Thank you.

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Re: Changing "by" before the author name in an article

Post by pe7er » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:27 pm

You're welcome!
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