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The component is so flexible that you can easily add new components at a later date and then translate the new content.
New to the 1.3.0 version, url translation without other tools.
With extensions you can translate k2, aiContactSafe, Docman , Redshop, jDownload, phocaDownload ....
The free version has a backlink to faboba site. You can remove it if you upgrade to a basic or standard version without loosing your translations and parameters.
The Free version has no limitation.
Falang doesn't use the default language system of Joomla 2.5 and 3.0. You don't have to specify a language for each content article or menu item (which results in a huge amount of duplication).
Did you ever ask yourself how you can create a multi-lingual website without copying every single item and re-creating them in the new language? Then Falang is one of the possible answers to this problem.
In case of problems look for the solution in that page: falang’s problems resolution
Falang is a fork of Joomfish 2.1.7 which has been re-written to be compatible with Joomla! 2.5 and now Joomla! 3.0.
+ change 'content' is now 'article' in backend in the dropdown
+ add more flags for module falang (same as Joomla 3.2)
+ add copy button for menu link type (use to change menu type)
+ default language (set this on falang and not in joomla > basic)
+ fix translation typo error on backend
+ cpanel message change
+ add downloadid system to allow direct update from joomla
+ fix bug on translation on some module with validation. (ex ja_slideshow)
+ add previous unused method for mijosef compatibily.
+ k2 extra field (for commercial version)
+ k2 update - content element (for extra field translation)
+ remove root menu in the menu translation view
Forced by the unavailibity for 2.5 I looked into other products. Falang is simple to use, easy to install and when I hit a snag Stephane was quick to help and solved it in no time!
Support replies quick and with straight forward answers!
It could use some small improvements on eg filtering. We posted a mail to Stephane, and the next release probably contains this feature.
We love this software!
But I have some major concerns...
1— This takes over completely or in parts the new integrated Joomla system that is EXCELLENT, but really complex (too complex) to operate for the normal site owner. Remember that from this day on this integrated system WILL be part of all future Joomla versions and Component and add-ons creator will implement for the integrated system first.
2— The worst (for me anyway), and seem to be kept quiet (Not mention as a pre-required here?), is that Search engines will see only the default language as valid. You HAVE NO CHOICE to install something like JoomSEF or any other of those invasive components to have a multilingual, SEO adequate, professional site.
Those 2 points alone make me doubt that we have a practical solution here. Sorry.
The only major thing i found with the way it works is that you have to manually make changes whenever your content changes, but i guess i can live with that...
The only problem that you might face is trying to translate the alias field for SEO links, but even that can be fixed by altering the menu.xml file in the plugin.
Before start commenting on the software itself, i have to say that support (Stephane) is exellent. It has been proved so far very fast and effective in fixing any issue arise, and I have to say i feel safe to have this kind of backup when it comes on using any software in my platform.
I have to say that translation work is a breeze (done very easy), it is well organised, even for people like me that have no experience with Joomfish (after all falang is a fork of Joomfish for 2.5, thus very similar) the interface is very easy to learn and use. Above all, when adding a big number of languages the translation work stays well organised, without unecessary repetitions and chaos in module menus (as done with the Joomla 2.5 build in function)
For all you guys that have been around the corner long enough to have worked with joomfish, you need to know the work is done exactly the same way.
One difference with joomfish is the sef translation is not available (I am not sure if this is needed anymore for SEO purposes, at least for Google, but maybe usefull if you upgrade from erlier version of Joomla/Joomfish).
Second difference is you dont have front end ability for translations, however this feature is very specialised need.
Anyway with Joomla 3,0 around the corner you anyway need a plugin that can follow the developments. I am very happy this functionality exists - keep on doing good job guys!
Thanks in advance for doing so
It's wrong , this function was added 3 months ago
I have used this package since it's conception and I have to say it's made my life a whole lot easier.
It works great 'right out of the box' and lets me use Joomla 2.5 to it's MAX.
Thanks Stéphane for your great work and support!
Stéphane, I don’t think you charge enough for your product! Thank you so much – your creation will save me countless hours and I truly appreciate it.