I would like to know the best / easiest way to change words to another language in Joomla 2.5.

I'm using a Helix template, Shaper II Store, and most of the website is in Spanish, but some words are in English... How can I translate it? Here's an example:


3 Answers 3


OK, fixed. I just modified the php file of the login module. It was wrote in this way:

<?php echo JText::_('  '); ?>

I only had to put the text that I wanted inside the parenthesis

  • if you do it like this, then it is best to do it with a template override. Otherwise see the suggestion for Language Override by @Jextn. You can create a language override for the language string you replaced in the php code.
    – FFrewin
    Jun 12, 2015 at 6:45

Goto backend -> Extensions -> Language Manager -> Override -> New -> See one search box is available.
Here you can give constant or value. constant means for example (com_content) and value means for example (read more) and you can translate or override the language.


You simply need to install the Spanish language pack via the Joomla admin panel.

Go to:

Extensions >> Language Manager >> Install Language

Then select "Spanish" from the list and click "Install"

  • It was already done...
    – Antonio
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:43
  • Is the login module you're using a 3rd party extension?
    – Lodder
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:51
  • I don't think so. I guess It's part of the template
    – Antonio
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:55
  • Well if it's the default login module then the Spanish language pack you have installed should work. It's not working so it's 1 of 2 things. Either the template you're using has done a template override for the module and removed the language strings, or you're using a 3rd party extension for the login module, such as Community Builder. You need to find this information out. You should also contact the developer of your template
    – Lodder
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:58
  • What about finding the language file and change the constant values?
    – Antonio
    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:59

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