JoomFish 2.5 is the full featured release including several addons such as a simple Router for your SEO URL's. It comes with new features such as the integration into the Joomla core translation techniques and enhanced 3rd party support.
Free documentation including video tutorials, first step documentations and additional material is available on our website. The site also includes an open forum for community support and additional resources.
The Joom!Fish club (subscription required) offers enhanced support options and a range of add ons targeted at commercial and professional websites. These include plugins to further manage/restrict the display of untranslated content, restrict certain menus and modules to specific languages and an additional frontend translation component that allows you to manage translators and what they are allowed to translate.
The only problem now is that since I use Joomla 1.7 there is still no version for that and that is not good. It allready last for a very long time and I think many more are eagerly waiting for the new version and hopefully it will come very soon!
The problem I had is when having a site with two languages, one of the is RTL such as Arabic. The whole site goes LTR and Joomfish doesn't allow to use two different templates or direction setting for such case.
Or maybe they do but not easy to find.
Kudos to the developers of this great component.
I've been using this for most of my websites and I haven't encountered any problem with it, if I had, the support is great.
Great work for the developers!
Thanks and cheers!
I have a second site with joomla 1.6, so...i'm waiting joomfish under 1.6...
maximum stars of course. Congratulations!!!
I am very impresst about the interest on my issue and off course about the knowledge and speed These guys knows there stuff!
Thank you Alex, hope to see you again in Greece.
But the worst is that you can not uninstall it, whitout getting errors. I had to start all over with a new website because of jommfish errors. I am angry!
If you prefer an automated translation solution over JoomFish I'm surprised you tested JoomFish at all. It is clear that JoomFish is no automated translation tool and it will never be.
What you say about the uninstall is concerning and confusing as I never had these issues. May I ask you to post some more details in our support forum at http://www.joomfish.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=47 as we definitely do not want this experience.
It turned out that this extension duplicate some or all queries for each article you want to display. I don't understand why when JoomFish was trying their queries they were taking CPU and more time to respond so that was causing problems since articles were not totally displayed and the process in the server was just running like crazy and taking resources. They were blocking the database and also causing a big queue to process results in the database.
I found out when I ran a load test tool and found out all the queries with trouble. I decided to disable Joomfish but the problem didn't stop since the tool keeps duplicating the queries even though is not enabled. I had to uninstall and remove everything related to Joomfish and that helped, I have not had any other issue with performance.
If you want to create your own content element file, the documentation and tutorials on JoomFish site are very limited and unclear.
Content element files for components are the nerve for enabling you to translate their contents through JoomFish, without which it is totally useless.
As a suggestion, enable JoomFish to create a content element file for components,have the admin to translate any text from the front-end, or simply add well explained written and video tutorials to show how we can do it ourselves.
Be careful to first build your site and menustructure first and than install JoomFish otherwise you have a lot of editing to do afterwards.
The biggest problem with this is that clients need to understand they need to have someone that is really commited to maintain the website. Of course it cost more work and effort to maintain your site. But when they do they won't be disappointed.
There are a lot of options, you could not ask for more. You can f.e. for each language use differt pageclasses, etc. There are so many options you won't believe it. Thanks guys for making this one available.
This extension is great. I would recommend it to anybody that needs a multilanguage site.