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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:

Example

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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

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  • 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
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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.

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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"

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  • 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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