Introduction

Languages, Authoring & Content, Multi-lingual Content

Speedy Translate is a dedicated Joomla extension with the ultimate goal to make translating work in Joomla easier and speedier. Our motivation to create this extension is from the fact that building a multilingual site in Joomla is somewhat a confusing and time consuming task, even for an experienced Joomla users, let alone new users. If you have built a multilingual site with Joomla, you will probably agree with us.

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Speedy Translate will help you to translate static content and dynamic content in Joomla easier and speedier. For those who does not know about them, static content refers to all content in your Joomla site that are not stored inside your database but in your file system like language files while dynamic content is stored inside your database like your articles.

To translate static content, you will need to edit the language file in INI format (.ini). To translate dynamic content, with Joomla! there are two popular options:

Option 1: using the core Joomla multilingual feature by defining content’s associations. Now each content will be assigned a specific language and they are linked with each other via associations, let say you want to translate your article About us in English to Italian, Japanese and German, you will need to create 03 new articles for those languages and associate them with the original About us article, that means now you will have 04 articles for 04 languages. The advantage of this option is that it is built-in feature but it creates a lot of duplications.

Option 2: using a 3rd Joomla! extension called Falang. This extension takes a different approach and it only allows translate what need to be translate (configured via a file call Content Element), that means there will be less duplication and this is a recommended option.
There are two main hassles when building a multilingual site in Joomla!:

First, when user need to translate static content like a label, a button text, user has to figure out what INI language is storing it and where is the INI language file stored in the file system. Then user need to edit the INI language file manually, the whole process is not convenient at all. And that is what motivated us to create the feature INI TRANSLATE and the CONTEXT TRANSLATION which you can access above.
Second, when translating dynamic content, there is no User Interface that allows users to work on multiple languages concurrently. With Speedy Translate’s INLINE TRANSLATION , you will have that ability, it will save time and avoid confusion for users.


Speedy Translate also has other very useful features: Automatic Translation, Syntax Checker and Duplication Detection

Automatic Translation: automatically make a translation suggestion for you, then you can decide whether to use it or not. This feature is seamlessly integrated with our Inline Translate feature which make it very easier and convenient to use.

Syntax Checker: Debug and fix language file for syntax error via friendly user interface with having to turn on Joomla Debug mode and edit file via FTP. Speedy Translate can also detect malformed language files with incorrect encoding that can break AJAX functionality in some sites which is hard to troubleshoot and debug.

Duplication Detection: Duplication in language files confuse translators and it also cause extra unnecessary works while translating them. Let keep your language files clean and tidy with this functionality.

Functionality
Very good, I wish that I discovered this ext sooner, not sure why it is so under radar for many J users
Ease of use
there is nothing difficult
Support
Good
Documentation
Good enough
Value for money
Good value for money
I used this to: managing many multilingual Joomla site, it makes my daily tasks a lot easier and more comfortable

It's good



Posted on 21 June 2018
Functionality
work well with both joomla core multilingual (lang association) and Falang (formerly JoomFish), it also has some nice utilities
Ease of use
it's easy
Support
great
Value for money
best
Functionality
i have to say that the functionality is great and very intuitive, however i still wish it has some kind of automatic translation service
Ease of use
don't know how to say, it is ...easy
Support
very helpful
Documentation
nice docs
Value for money
best return for my little investment
I used this to: using as a must have supportive tools for joomla sites which need multilingual capacity
Functionality
Very good
Ease of use
Not too hard to use
Support
Very good
Value for money
Good
I used this to: manage over ten multiple language joomla sites
Functionality
It assists the translating task in joomla a lot, make it easier and faster
Ease of use
Can not be simpler
Support
Great
Value for money
Top

Very handy tool



Posted on 23 October 2017
Functionality
Work very well and very easy to use, it make managing multilingual site in Joomla a dream
Ease of use
Very very easy
Support
The support I got is very satisfied
Documentation
Good
Value for money
Perfect
I used this to: Manage several corporate websites in Joomla which require multilingual capacity
Functionality
the functionality is very good for building multilingual joomla websites
Ease of use
very easy to use
Support
very godo
Documentation
very good
Value for money
we are happy to pay for this awesome extension
I used this to: building multilingual joomla sites
Functionality
It provides an extra functionality layer on top of Joomla core multilingual and Falang, make it a lot easier and less troublesome to use.
Ease of use
It is not complicated to use, in fact we can use it right away after installation without consulting docs, the workflow is self-explained
Support
Very good
Documentation
Good
Value for money
Good
I used this to: building and managing multilingual joomla sites
Functionality
Works right out of the box. Seamless installation.
Ease of use
Very easy. Very well thought off interface.
Support
Exceptional. Viet Vu developed a very specific feature for us in less than 24 hours and at zero cost.
Documentation
Did not use.
Value for money
Full value. Not expensive at all considering how easy it becomes to develop multilingual sites.
I used this to: A live site for a very demanding client. The site required both RTL and LTR capabilities. Speedy translate made my life so easy. If joomla native multi-lingual system ever grows up - Speedy Translate should be its role model.
Functionality
It saves a lot of time for me by really speedy up the translating process in Joomla
Ease of use
Yes, the ease of use is the strongest advantage of this component
Support
Very helpful directly from the developers
Documentation
Useful for first step configuration
Value for money
Very goood
I used this to: translate various content into different languages for a multi-nation corporate website
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Version:
1.8.1
Developer:
Solidres Team
Last updated:
Nov 29 2018
Date added:
Dec 23 2016
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Includes:
c p
Compatibility:
3
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