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How to setup a new multi-language website?

The recent versions of Joomla provide built-in multi-lingual capabalities. However, setting up a multi-language, requires a few more steps than just enabling the plugin and the language switcher ...
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How to setup a new multi-language website?

The native multi-language system of Joomla is ok if you have a few articles and modules. If you have a lot of articles, modules, it’s not simple to handle because everything is in duplicate. Imagine ...
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JText - multilingual string order

Add further abstraction. JText::sprintf('COM_MYCOMPONENT_DATETIME_AGO', $num, JText::_('SHOUT_TIME'), JText::_('SHOUT_AGO')); English language COM_MYCOMPONENT_DATETIME_AGO="%1$s %2$s %3$s" German ...
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How to create a custom 404 Error page for every language

you also could use the standard 404 (or similar) php-file of your template if it already exists. The Joomla! alias standard would be /404 or /404.html according to the global configuration for the ...
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Joomla 3.9 not reading language override strings for English only

I was not able to duplicate your issue. I used the Joomla core Beez3 template to test this, where the template by default has the language files in main (Joomla root) Language folder and at the same ...
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Joomla Article Multilingual Associations

I have a very similar site than your, but only in 2 languages, and this association is working for me, just make sure, that you have done these steps: - Associate categories (you have already ...
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How to get the default frontend language

The default language is stored as a parameter in the language component. So you can use this to get the default language: JComponentHelper::getParams('com_languages')->get('site');. For the ...
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Using custom image flags with language switcher module

Actually the language siwtcher module gets the flags images from the directory /media/mod_languages/images We can define which image should be used for each language, when creating/editing the ...
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Multilingual Joomla site with multiple domains

There is a nice free plugin Language Domains from Yireo, which allows you to switch the domain-name as soon as a specific language is selected. Each domain is bound to a language, by configuring ...
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How to change main menu appearance?

Ok, it seems that you have accidentally moved all the menu items under the "home" item as their parent. You can have a rough overview about the menu hierarchy in that menus dashboard. If you need to ...
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Joomla 3.0 direct link to file with multi language

That's a bit strange, I guess it should be related to how you have linked the pdf. From where you link the pdf? In any case a direct hard-coded link to the pdf file like: images/sample.pdf ...
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How to setup a new multi-language website?

Take a look at our http://www.neno-translate.com it will fix issues like these when you install it and makes it easy to translate and manage your multilingual content.
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How to remove index.php from url in multilanguage site

Firstly, in the Global Configuration, set Use URL rewriting to Yes. This is the option to remove the index.php from the URL. Once done, simply rename your htaccess file to .htaccess, which you appear ...
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Article output at multilingual websites

You might want to take a look at an extension called "Easy Language". I haven't tried it myself, but according to the description it does exactly what you want (except the tags are a little different)....
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Language condition with Php if... elseif

You should try this: <div class="Home"> <?php $lang = JFactory::getLanguage(); $result = $lang->getTag(); if ($result=="fr-FR") { echo 'Accueil: '; } else { echo ...
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Location detection in joomla

I wouldn't personally base the language on where the user is located. For example, I'm English but lived in Spain for some years, however I would still want to view a site in English, given the choice....
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Multilingual site: Why do I need the language "all"?

Since version 1.7, Joomla requires Home menu item for 'All' languages, as soon as you enable System - Language Filter plugin and have Language Switcher module published. That menu item can be stored ...
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How to add a language pack (or language specific string overrides) to a template?

There are a couple of ways to deal with this. 1. Create a German language ini file for your template. a. Go to languages folder -> EN-GB b. Spot your template's EN-GB language file: e.g. en-GB....
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Language switcher doesn't show all languages

To create a multi-language website you need to: install and enable other languages enable language plug-in assign default menu item for each language create content languages for each language Make ...
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How to create many pages with the same content except for one variable?

Check the JED for any suitable Mass Content extensions which can help with uploading bulk articles and menu options: https://extensions.joomla.org/tags/mass-content For example, I have used OSContent ...
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Using Language Constant File in a Module

Yes, you set them up in a similar way to components. In your module directory create a folder language, and then a subfolder for the language within that, and into that subfolder put your language ...
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How to use Smart Search in a multilingual environment?

I was having the same problem today. On my categories I had a "master" category for each language as suggested on a multi-language website. The normal search and smart search both seem not to search ...
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Is ordering broken for the Joomla 3 language selector?

May be you have module layout overrides? I've just tested it on my website and ordering is working as expected - by the ordering in the Language Manager.
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How to remove index.php from url in multilanguage site

In my experience, the .htaccess file should work regardless of multi/single language site settings. The most common reason for 404 errors on any page BUT the homepage is an error in .htaccess. There ...
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Root URL in multilanguage Installation

Try the following: <a title="title" class="navbar-brand" href="<?php echo JURI::root(); ?>"></a> or <a title="title" class="navbar-brand" href="<?php echo JURI::base(); ?&...
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Joomla 3.0 direct link to file with multi language

Not sure of your configuration for multi-language but I suspect the /en/ is coming from the language plugin config. As a workaround, you could create a new "hidden" menu item for an external location ...
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Article output at multilingual websites

Thanks, johanpw! Next code solved my task: $lang = substr($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'],1,2); echo substr($this->item->text, strpos($this->item->text,'{'.$lang.'}')+4, strpos($this->item-&...
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Google crawler and browser language detection

Have you set up your site to be multilingual - i.e. separate menu for each language with corresponding and linked articles? What settings do you have on the multilingual side of things - e.g. the ...
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Multilingual site and domains

(I'm not familiar with Chameleon, but from what I see after a quick look, you could be able to make it work.) However, the Joomla Documentation has an article regarding a similar example, with a ...
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Joomla 3.4 Multi-language site functionality

From what I have read, it seems you'd prefer to have all content automatically translated. Seeing as this is most likely the case, I don't think Falang would be necessary. Joomla has made ...
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