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Backend Language Switcher Module

BLS - Backend Language Switcher

Switches the language in the backend directly, without having to leave the opened page!

This administration module can change the set language within seconds in the backend. The module creates a drop-down list, in which all available languages are listed. By clicking, the selected language is loaded and you can continue working on the same page. This is very useful when testing language files or if you want to create screenshots of different languages.


* Changes the language quickly and directly in the backend
* All available languages are automatically detected and added to the selection dropdown list
* Changes have only temporary effect on the session, the default values are loaded after a new login
* Languages: English and German


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Joomla! 2.5 -


The extension is completely free, but you need a subscription for support:

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Reviews: 2
use this in my dev area to check languages for each plugin, module. nice idea :)
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Thank you for your review!

Reviews: 3
I have used this your extension like from the begin when it's came. This extension is very helpful like a translators which looked online the source language and him/her own translation. This feature should be in all J1 2.5.xx & J! 3.x. ++I recommend it's. This is also very good on sites where is admins are multi-lingual... Viktor has done Great Job! Best Regards. Sami Haaranen(Mortti), J! Finnish (fi-FI) Language Co-ordinator
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Thank you very much for your review!

Reviews: 3
This extension put an option in your backend. Then while developing you can change between the installed languages.
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Thank you very much for your review!