I tried to get joomfish to work. The installation went smooth but after some time I gave up on the component and uninstalled it.
Three months later I decided to wrestle some more with the big Fish because I found out there are only two ways of translating your page: Do it manually by copying all menus and articles OR do it with JoomFish... so I installed it again.
At first I was doing all right but then I found out that the developers take out key functions that you will have to buy. These functions are for example to hide untranslated articles and change menus. So if you don´t want to translate every single article on your page or manage your menu items the Joomfish development team want you to pay 70-120 euros per year.
My web page does not get any income for its maintenance and I cant afford to pay such money. I came really close to giving up but after looong time (days) I found a way to hack the code so it would work.
1. Study the content of JoomFish web page
2. Read the FAQ.
3. Find the forum for JoomFish Core
4. Prepare your self for a big fight!
Upgrade your membership with JoomFish.
Joomfish is a great extension and adds amazing functionality to joomla. Sadly you have to fight this non-commercial component (JoomFish Core) to make it work. I would definitely give JoomFish five stars if the missing functions where included.