Introduction

Languages, Multi-lingual Content

Get your multilingual site up and running in just 5 steps, fast and easy workflow to translate the whole site including menu items in one go.

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Building a Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3.x multilingual site can be tricky, we encountered difficulties while trying to setup multi-language demo site to demonstrate our RTL language layouts for our latest templates. We developed a internal tool to overcome the problems we faced and we thought why not add more options and release the extension as FREE for the benefit of the Joomla! community.

With this free extension, one can setup multi-lingual site using Bing translator or Google translate (new) and then easily update translated content manually. We have tried to keep it simple, more features will be added based on user feedback :

Quick look at Features :

  • Use BING translator or Google Translate (new)
  • Select any language to translate FROM/TO
  • Multi languages installation
  • Translate all languages in one time
  • Easy Association management
  • Only translate new content (when translating again)
  • Translate Meta description & meta keywords too
  • Translate menu and all core joomla components in one go
  • Supports Mijoshop, Flexicontent, EasyBlog, K2 and Virtuemart to start with
  • Option to duplicate content for new language
  • Remove all content of specific language

Supported 3rd Party Extensions:

  • K2 Component
  • Virtuemart Component
  • Easyblog Component
  • Mijoshop Component
  • Flexicontent Component

Changelog - Version 1.0.8

  • New feature: Re-Translate updated articles
  • Bug fix for issue of Broken hyperlinks and menu meta data translation

Changelog - Version 1.0.7

  • Update to support JA Content Type
  • Update to support JA ACM Module
  • Bug fix for Joomla 3.4.x

Changelog - Version 1.0.6

  • Replicate content for languages with different language code (e.g. English US and UK). Skip automatic translation.
  • Flexicontent support

Changelog - Version 1.0.5

  • New feature: Provide a tool to remove all content of specific language
  • New feature: Support translate Mijoshop component
  • Bug fix: Duplicated key when create new item
  • Bug fix: Update language strings
  • Bug fix: Fix hardcoded strings
  • Bug fix: Disable changes to category / language in association manager

Changelog - Version 1.0.4

  • New feature: Add setting for configuring alias of new items
  • Improvement: Allow translate into language that have the same code with default language
  • Bug fix: does not translate sub menu items

Changelog - Version 1.0.3

  • New feature: Translate Meta description and meta keywords
  • New feature: Menu Item type alias is not updated correct param in some case
  • Bug fix: Easyblog - Feature param is not updated after translating
  • Bug fix: Show error when opening JA Multilingual component in Backend
  • Bug fix: Fatal error: Class 'JalangHelper' not found

Do read the documentation for the setup process.

Functionality
does not translate meta page titles, copies of English menu and category will be translated to "anglais" instead of French.
Ease of use
MIsses a function to decide which items should be translated or not
Support
seems there is none since it's a free extension. Id love to pay for this if the issues were fixed
Documentation
very basic, missing instructions on how to handle sites with existing translations
I used this to: translate a Joomla site with 15 articles to 50 languages, using Google translator

A Good Translator for Free



Posted on 26 March 2019
Functionality
its good, need some time first time to get familiar
Ease of use
easy to setup no issue
Support
yet to ask support as extension worked fine.
Documentation
It help me alot to get all configuration done,
easy to follow and set up
I used this to: i used this extension for my Joomla blog site to make it multi language for all users
found it easy rather then creating content multiple time.

Beware about this component



Posted on 14 February 2018
Functionality
Some important features are missing. Not able to translate my blog and other components. No control over what should be translated
Ease of use
The translation interface is not user friendly.
Documentation
Unable to find any documentation besides a video and a sales page
I used this to: trying to translate my web site, but I gave up as it only works for part of my site
Owner's reply: Hi
sad to hear the extension does not meet your expectations.
JA Multi language support Joomla content and 3rd party extensions : K2 Component, Virtuemart Component, Easyblog Component, Mijoshop Component and Flexicontent Component.
Can you please write us on our support forum or ticket help-desk : https://www.joomlart.com/forums
Our tech support experts will be able to check the fix the problem your are facing, If you would like to get support for any other 3rd party extension as well, we would love to get feedback on this as well.

Regards
Functionality
This extension is really absolutly fantastic. Following the documentation it is almost strait forward. I was surprised about the result!
Ease of use
Just install, config the Bing translator and some seconds later your page is converted in a multilingual site with all needed settings!
Support
Don't know, because did'nt need it :-)!
Documentation
Perfect, following the documentation 1:1 you cannot fail.
I used this to: I had to quick translate english web sit into german & purtuguese. I was amazed, it saved me tons of time! Thank you very much!
Fantastic tool ! once the correct ID for Bing found and applied, it runs like a charm. 2mn after clicking all my site is translated from english to french . Of course, automatic translations have to be revised, but the biggest part of job is done by the component !!
This is a very promising extension in that it combines automatic translation with automatic content coupling. This means it's great if you want to automatically translate your site into one or more different sites (where quality of translation is of lesser importance).

There is no possibility to fine grain what you want to translate though. If you have 200 articles, it will try to translate them all into all offered languages. Afterwards, you end up with a mess of bad translations. Furthermore, the aliases are not based on the translated title, but on the original title, with the language string appended.

I tried it, and ended up with more work tweaking all the translations than I would have when I just did the job manually.
Owner's reply: I appreciate your constructive criticism and we have already added the option for alias setting. Documentation will be updated soon for this feature. You can see some screenshots of the feature implementation in our tracker : http://pm.joomlart.com/browse/JAECLANG-35 . This was updated way back last year, I forgot to update you here about the same.

You said about "quality of translation" and " end up with a mess of bad translations" . Well the auto translation is from Bing or Google, not from the extension. The basic purpose of this extension is to make a site multi-lingual with the auto-translation first, thus saving a lot of time and trouble doing it manually and once your translations are done, you can have your language experts to review and fix the auto-translation, which again I feel saves lot of time when compared to manually translate the whole article.
For example : I have a english site but want to have Spanish or Italian translation but I am not familiar with these languages nor have access to translators, thats where the extension comes into picture with auto translation and multi-lingual site setup in pretty easy 5-7 steps. To improve upon the quality of translation one is bound to review manually or hire translators, there is no escaping that.

Full offline translator



Posted on 28 November 2013
I've tried all the free web translation offline way and this is certainly the most comprehensive for extensions. No limitations and no versions "pro".

Tube a couple of questions, I wrote in the post and within two days had the solution.

Open and constant development.



Thanks to all developers to do the first step to feel free in this world!
I had issues with creating multilingual web site and until i found JA Multilingual Component.

I installed this into my web site and within very less time i got what i need.it having very good documentation and using that i solved some issues i had so its very easy to understand..

Only translate new content is a excellent feature and its save our time a lot.

More than anything its FREE module and i am thanking JA Team for creating this great module.

So if you need to have Multilingual this is the component you need to have.i think this one needs to come as Joomla Core extension.



Please put some rating drop down as Awesome Excellent because this is really great tool and really thankful to all the developers behind this.great work and provide more and more useful extensions like this to joomla world.

All we need



Posted on 21 November 2013
Thanks for this usefull extension. In one panel you can edit one content for each language.



The other important advantage it´s you dont have to do anything to have a multilingual site using the joomla multilanguage core. This extension creates the menus, modules, categories, content...for each language.



The content it´s translated using bing traductor, it could be an important first begining to have translated content, after you can customize this traduction if you need.
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JA Multilingual

Version:
1.1.3
Developer:
JoomlArt
Last updated:
Mar 26 2019
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Includes:
c
Compatibility:
3
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