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?format=html is appended to the URL on a multilingual website

Problem with adding ?format=html has been going on since joomla 4. The problem occurs when there are language connections between materials, but the problem could be solved using this principle:.../...
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Creating custom field with multiple Editor instances

I created a custom form field. This field consists of multiple tabs that switch for every language that is installed to a separate WYSIWYG Editor field. So it's basically just multiple Editor fields ...
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Custom J4 Component Problems with Multilingual Associations: Edit Associations

I've on the way to create my first native J4 Component by using Astrid's Tutorial (Link) - I've already figured out that some of the code parts are not fully J4 conform, but i was able to "update&...
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multilingual website & Association: error 404 when clicking on Edit btn for associated Articles or Menu Items (same issue with Edit btn in Menu Item)

I have a multilingual website where everything was running fine under J3. I migrated to J4 (and also switched to YOOtheme Pro. I mention it just in case). And now the Edit button on the Association ...
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A solution for multilingual websites having a different domain name for each language

I was looking for an easy to implement solution for multilingual websites having a different domain name for each language... for Joomla 4. In Joomla 3 there were a couple of plugins, but there is ...
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How to get Joomla article association?

How can I get the associated articles programmatically in my custom component function? I have my custom component and I am creating a new article for a multilingual site, so I need to associate ...
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Multilingual site where several countries share the same language

I'm making a multilingual site where I'm using Spanish, English, German, and others. I have already made several multi-language sites and I am familiar with the process but in this case, my client ...
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Joomla multilingual site HTML tag attributes don't change after install k2 component 2.10.3

I found a problem in the "System - K2" plugin in version 2.10.3. When the "System - K2" plugin is enabled, if the site is multilingual, the language attributes ("lang" ...
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How to change language in specific page using Joomla

Currently, I am creating multi-language pages with several type of languages. My home page is set for English. When I try to change the language from the second/third page, the others language will ...
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Joomla 3.9 not reading language override strings for English only

In Joomla 3.9.20, I created a custom front end template. Inside I have the language folder with various languages in this format. For German (example): /templates/mytemplate/de-DE/de-DE.tpl_mytemplate....
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Using Language Constant File in a Module

I'm creating a module but I need it to be multilingual. I know that I can create field params, duplicate the module, and set different values for these params based on the languague but I would like ...
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How to implement language-specific tags in select tags list from editing?

I have observed in Joomla (v3.9.16 and in older version too) a strange behavior (maybe it is right, but I don't understand it). When we have fully installed and configured a multi-language site, if ...
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How to override "Select an option" header for SQL and list fields

In my custom component, inside the forms, I have several list fields. Some are normal list fields, others are sql fields. All of these show "Select an option" as a header. I can't find the way to ...
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Possible to associate item with itself?

I am working on a custom component. Most input are numbers, therefor not translatable. There are also some strings that can be translated. Instead of having the user duplicate each item to a new ...
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How to setup Joomla with multiple languages all under the same menu

I want a bilingual website and I want all articles, regardless of their language to be in the same article listing (menu). For example, I create a french article in the blog category, and an english ...
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How to set date format to English when using a non-English language?

After I have installed the Persian language in Joomla; now all English dates are changed to Persian dates. How can I have the Persian language and English dates?
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Change default backend language programmatically

I have a component installed which doesn't provide multilingual support. If I import data via the API, I can't import in a different language, only in the default backend language. Unfortunately, ...
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Search functionality returning wrong results on multi-lingual site

Search works well for only one language on my site. My website is on 2 languages -- French and English -- but the search works for French only and not working as desired for English. Example: If I ...
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Translate only one string in component rest of component stay with default language

Is there a way to translate a single string with a language that is different from the default language? (Google search did not lead me to a solution.) Example code that does not work: // This shows ...
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Article links from Joomla article do not work for multi-language website

I have a Joomla article that contains links to other articles: https://www.dev.gonativeguide.com/de/ I add the links with the "+article" button of the editor. My site is bilingual: English and ...
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Incorrect redirect using ZOO item with Joomla's native Language Switcher

I am using the Zoo item component with ZOOlingual and the native Language Switcher. My problem is that when I am on an item detail from a catalog in english, switching in french redirect in french but ...
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Change user default language programmatically

In a custom component I'm making, I need the user, in his private area, to choose the default language for the web. It is a custom form, and I already render the language selector, but I don´t know ...
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How to create many pages with the same content except for one variable?

I have over 100 pages to create and they will have the same exact content except for one variable (dog breed). Examples: www.dog.com/husky-dog www.dog.com/rottweiler-dog www.dog.com/pitbull-dog and ...
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Generate link to a page with specific language

Lets say I have a menu pointing to an article translated to both english and spanish. How can I generate a link to the english page from the spanish translation? I want to put a notice in all the ...
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Installing Language Filter and Language Code system plugins

I have a Joomla website (which I didn't install myself) that seems to be lacking the system plugins "Language Filter" and "Language Code". It seems like it wasn't installed as a multi-language site in ...
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Nginx infinite redirect loop with multilingual Joomla

I'm busy trying to move a Joomla site to a new server. I want to host with Nginx. As an intermediate step before swapping the live site I'm hosting it under a temporary new domain name. When I try ...
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Fallback language when translation does not exist

I have a working multi-language site (joomla core support). My question is, in the case of having an untranslated, for example, an article, is it possible to fallback to the one in the default ...
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Redirect problem in multi-lang site

I have developed a multi-language site, all necessary steps are taken in regard with plugins, menuitems and its associations, modules etc. The language-switcher module works perfectly, but yet, when I ...
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How can I provide language specific access to Multi-lingual Associations?

I'm trying to get away from the deprecated Josetta translation component, which has always served us well, but is choking on php 7. I like what I see in 3.7 with the ability to perform side-by-side ...
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Language switcher doesn't show all languages

I made a multilangual site. I followed all the steps for plugins, components, assignments, etc. But, in the language switcher I see just one language. I'm using Joomla version 3.7.2 How can I solve ...
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Page url is damaged when changing language back to the default language

My site is running on Joomla3. When I load my page for first time everything is fine (the default language is Spanish) -- even if I navigate in menus. However, when I click the English flag and I ...
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Call Joomla Native Language Title

The site uses a custom mod_menu. How do you call the native language title? <?php $lang = JFactory::getLanguage(); $lang_name = $lang->getName(); ?> <?php echo $lang_name;?...
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How to change the language on mailchimp signup module input fields?

I have a multilingual Joomla 3.6 Site, with English and German using MailChimp and the MailChimp Signup Module. The issue that I have is that while I can manually translate the title and texts via ...
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How to get the active language variable in javascript on a multilingual site?

So, I'm trying to modify the Facebook Devkit script that is in my index.php to change depending the on the website's active language, but I'm not sure how to access the active language variable. I ...
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How to add a language pack (or language specific string overrides) to a template?

So, I am in the process of adding a second content language to my joomla site and I'm running into an issue. I have successfully added my second language (German) and have rebuilt my site with the ...
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How to translate labels for contact page on multi-language site?

I'm working on a multi-lingual joomla 3.6 site and I'm running into a problem with the contact page. The issue I'm running into is how to internationalize the labels on the contact page corresponding ...
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How to convert an existing site to multi-language?

I have an existing site in English for which I need to create a German version. I have found several tutorials on how to create a multi language site from the beginning, but I am interested to know ...
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Multilingual Site Map joomla

I have a multilingual Joomla 3.6.5. My question is how can I create a sitemap for the installed languages? I know that extensions exist for doing that, but if you don't want to use it how is this ...
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Change multi-language admin panel setup

I am new to Joomla. I want to create a multi-language website using Joomla CMS. I followed the instructions at https://www.templatemonster.com/help/joomla-3-x-configuration-multilanguage-site.html#...
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Language changing only after page refresh

I have multilingual (fa/en) Joomla 3.6.2 site using Protostar template. The problem is when I click on the fa - (persian flag) or UK flag, the lang and dir tag does not change, but when I hit the ...
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How to use joomla language in a script?

I'm developing a module, in my template (MyModule/tmpl/default.php) I'm able to bring my language string to my script by doing this : <script type="text/javascript"> Mymodule.options.mydz = {...
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How to change the default page in the Language Switcher?

I am creating a multi-language page in Joomla with 5 different languages. Everything is ok except for the language switcher. My home page is set for English, when I try to change the language from ...
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Combine Languages with Different Region Code

I'd like to set up a multi-language Joomla site. I don't want to go as far as providing multiple flavors of e.g. English or Portuguese, and I don't want to require users from all English speaking ...
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Joomla! 3.6.2 Template Purity III Layout Glossary - second alphabet ordering

I'm on Joomla! 3.6.2 with Purity III template (JA). I try to use the glossary layout with Cyrillic alphabet but the php doesn't check the language and puts the articles in alphabet order only in ...
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How can I assign a Purity III template to an alias

So in Joomla you may choose what kind of menu item you make, e.g. to an article or a 'system link' like this. On a multilingual site, I have in the mainmenu a button that links to an alias. The ...
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Duplicated template files

I duplicated the template to make the website multilingual, and I need to edit the new language template's files but I can't find them on the server! where can I find them?
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JText - multilingual string order

I have an extension that displays the time a shout was posted, for example: 1 day ago This string is generated in my helper like so: $num . ' ' . JText::_('SHOUT_TIME') . ' ' . JText::_('...
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500 - DateTime::__construct(): Failed to parse time string error After making the site multilanguage

I have a Joomla 2.5 site that until yesterday I had only one language installed, but I made it multilanguage. After that Im getting this error on specific pages: 500 - DateTime::__construct(): ...
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Default landing page without language suffix

I have a multilanguage Joomla website. How can I configure my site so that when someone types any url, it will always bring them to: www.mysite.com ? Currently, a suffix is always added to my site ...
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Virtuemart 3.0, Distinct prices for different languages

I'm with an problem, that I want to put in VirtueMart 3 with two type of coins(cash) each one goes to one distinct language, for example: English (en-GB): Dollar Portuguese (pt-BR): Real When a ...
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