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KMFasTrans PRO runs under the Joomla administrator and relies on the native multilingual feature of Joomla. It will not interfere with the Joomla normal displaying of content because it doesn't change the content at all. You can even uninstall KM FasTrans and everything will keep operating normally.
KM FasTrans PRO will help you in the translation of your content by automating the rules set established by Joomla to create a multilingual site, and almost everything that can be automated.
New Features in version 2.2.0:
* Tags component support.
* Support for Joomla 3.2 item versions.
* New Category filter in Dashboard screen.
* Show the language flag along with the title of the language to improve readability.
* New configuration option to hide language titles leaving image flags only to save space.
Key features of KMFasTrans PRO:
* Based on the concept of a "Translations Set".
Always keep all translations of the same content (articles, banners menu items, modules, ...) in the same place, ie a set of translations.
* One click preparation of the site for multilanguage.
The default Menu, Menu Item, Module and Root Content Category for language 'All' needed for a multilanguage site will be created at the click of a button.
* One place to manage your multilingual content.
Never leave any untranslated content or any errors in the multilanguage structure using our powerful Translations Management Dashboard.
* Translations Suggestions
Do not employ any time looking for the translation of a category or menu or anything else. If the translation exists KMFasTrans will select it automatically.
* Inconsistencies detection
Don't waste your valuable time trying to find what is wrong in your multi-language site. The inconsistencies detection process will do it for you.
* Synchronizing Associations
Do not worry about associations. What you see in your dashboard is what you have in Joomla. Synchronising associations process will assure that.
* Permissions management
Configure the back end to allow only the actions you want to the users you want.This will allow people with minimal knowledge of Joomla to work on the back end while avoiding possible undesirable actions.
* Front end article editing.
Let your translators make changes to articles in the Joomla frontend. You will see the details of the modification in th
The vendor offers 2 options which the differences are support not knowing that the documentation for the 40.00 euro option is very poorly documented.
The forum is not useful at all and it lacks reported issues.
I am very sorry to give this product a low review since I did research on other products and this was the one that seemed the most complete and easy and comprehensible. But I was wrong.
My recommendation is to create videos for easy comprehension and focus on the errors that the users might receive.
We are quite surprised you say that the support is poor without having requested support at any time.
Regarding the forum and documentation, the facts are:
Users Questions & Answers section: 70 topics , 273 replies
Support section: 44 topics , 162 replies
- 10 pages User Manual: http://kmel-joomla-extensions.com/en/support/documentation/fastrans-doc/user-manual
- FAQs : http://kmel-joomla-extensions.com/en/support/documentation/fastrans-doc/faqs-kmfastrans
- What's wrong : http://kmel-joomla-extensions.com/en/support/tips-and-guidelines
- Troubleshooting : http://kmel-joomla-extensions.com/en/support/troubleshooting-articles
- Online help (10 documents) http://kmel-joomla-extensions.com/en/support/documentation/fastrans-doc/online-help-doc
- KMFasTrans Overview (4:44 min): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfl-7z7dOR8
- Building Multilingual Sites with Joomla! and KMFasTrans (12:58 min) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erz2JSpEIqk
- Managing Joomla! Multilingual websites with KMFasTrans (18:38) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKDS53zOsmA
- Practical Multilanguage Websites (1 hour) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jlx7-z4ZqE
And if all that is not enough there is the personalized support using the forum or the ticketing application depending on the subscription type.
Please, ask for technical support whenever you need it. We are willing to help.
I’m sorry it has been so difficult for you. By our records we see you bought the subscription two days ago. Since then you haven’t sent us any question or doubt neither in our forum nor in our private ticketing system.
It is true that the existing documentation is for Joomla 2, but the KMFasTrans features in Joomla 2 and Joomla 3 are the same and are basically located in the same places, so the documentation for Joomla 2.5 (which is extensive) is perfectly valid for Joomla 3. And the same applies to the videos.
Creating a multilingual website in Joomla is not easy at first. KMFasTrans is a very useful tool but you have to know the basic principles of a multi-language site in Joomla and our technical support is here to help. We've helped many clients to start their multilingual Joomla website answering questions and making interventions on their websites to solve problems, most of them not related with KMFasTrans but only with native Joomla. We encourage you to request help from our technical support service to overcome the first difficulties you can have with your multilingual web site.
We're in Canada, and many organizational sites must be bilingual. And every article must have a alternative language option. And most organizations expect that choosing alternate language will display the same article, just in the other language.
Menus in each language must have the same structure too.
And with the introduction of Joomla 2.5, this became a night-mare to manage, since there was no way to confirm that alternate language menu and category/article structures were the identical, especially when you get into a sites with many menu items, and hundreds or thousands of articles.
I was on the verge of wondering whether there was a future for multingual management in Joomla 2.5+
Then, I discovered KM FasTrans. Whoa! Hold the horses, we have a winner here! It still uses Joomla 2.5's multilingual model, but all of a sudden I have control over the chaos!
I can match English and French categories, menu items, and even articles 1:1 (or default to many). And Joomla will flip between articles even if they aren't associated with a menu item (a big fail in core Joomla 2.5).
KM FasTrans uses some pretty nice tricks to help users narrow down possible items that a default item might link, making life nice and easy.
I tried out with the Free version, and the tech support was amazing with helping work out a bug that I was experiencing, providing a patch within 3 days! There's other extensions where I've waited months, and never even had an acknowledgement back.
Right after the patch was installed, I upgraded to PRO version, and now I'm deploying on several sites right away.
As far as I see it, KM FasTrans has brought multilingual support back to Joomla 2.5!
Go for the PRO version, it the one-click creating of the non-default language items, you'll wonder how you ever survived without this component!
Support is also very excellent, quick & helpful.
Great extension !
Understand that the main reason for this extension is not to "translate" the content, but to "manage the associations" between the language versions of the content.
I have had the pleasure of working with the developer on some issues, and they really are serious about providing a tool to bridge the gap between Joomla's ML features and content translation management.
Great support, and once you get things set up and your head around the way the tool works, you will see nothing else fills the bill while maintaining standard Joomla! ML structure like this extension.
The latest (PRO) version has added abilities to track inconsistencies that could easily go un-noticed, causing many problems.
Many thanks to the developer and appreciation for the scope of what this extension accomplishes.
It can be confusing in the beginning but there is great documentation and very good support. As soon as you understand how it works then you'll save A LOT of time in duplicating / translating elements.
The PRO version is a must mostly because of the automatic element creation.
Keep up the good work