I have a site and I'm trying to add a second language to it. I've followed the steps outlined here:

How to setup a new multi-language website?

But when I try to create a content language (Spanish), it won't appear in the content language list, even though it says it has saved successfully. If I try to recreate the same content language it says one already exists.

The issue its causing is that only English(UK) is appearing in language drop downs when I try to create a menu item or module. Is there a way to view the Content Language I've created? And if so, will that add it to the Menu Item languages dropdown?

  • Did you installed the Languagepack for this language? Dec 5, 2014 at 16:46
  • Yes, "Spanish (ES)" appears under the Installed - site and Installed - administrator tabs, but not in the content tab Dec 5, 2014 at 16:50
  • Did the content language tag is exactly "es-ES" and the access right and status correct? Dec 5, 2014 at 17:17
  • yes, exactly "es-ES" and Published. If it helps, I've checked the database and the only row in the __languages table is the English one. Dec 5, 2014 at 17:21
  • You found a answer, good maybe you write a comment what your problem solved? Dec 5, 2014 at 18:11

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Most problems configuring a Multilingual Site are caused by an inconsistent configuration. Check these steps:

How to Create a Multilingual Site in Joomla http://www.rockettheme.com/docs/joomla/basic/how_to_create_a_multilingual_site.md

Otherwise, you can just create a new site following the simple steps offered by the installer to create the proper structure.


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