Build a Multilingual Website with Joomla! 2.5
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Build a Multilingual Website with Joomla! 2.5

A Step by Step Guide

About the Book

Joomla! 2.5 is an amazing content management system. It has introduced multilingual features natively. In earlier versions of Joomla!, you had to use third-party extensions to make your site's content multilingual. In Joomla! 2.5, you don't need third party extension to do so. However, configuring a site to use more than one language and showing its content in more than one language is not so easy task. Many Joomla! developers face difficulties in configuring the site for multiple languages. This guide aims to solve the problems and show you how to configure your Joomla! 2.5 site for multiple languages.

About the Author

Suhreed Sarkar
Suhreed Sarkar

Suhreed Sarkar is an IT consultant, trainer and technical writer. He taught courses on system administration, web development, e-commerce and MIS. He has consulted several national and international organizations including United Nations, and helped clients building and adopting their web portals, large scale databases and management information systems. At present he is working on building a framework for education sector MIS, and promoting use of ICTs in education.

Suhreed is renowned technical author in Bengali – having a dozen of books published on subjects covering web development, LAMP, networking, and system administration. He authored: Zen Cart: E-commerce Application Development, Joomla! E-commerce with Virtuemart, Joomla! with Flash, and Joomla! 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook; all published by Packt Publishing.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • What this book covers
    • What you need for this book
    • Who this book is for
    • Conventions
    • Want to say something about the book?
    • Found error?
    • Pirates, ho?
  • Chapter 1. Getting Started with Joomla! 2.5
    • What is Joomla?
    • What are the main features of Joomla?
    • What can I do with Joomla?
    • How much it cost?
    • What do I need to use Joomla!?
    • Setting a Development Environment
    • Joomla! Installation - Step by Step
      • Step 1. Getting Joomla!
      • Step 2: Setting Database
      • Step 3. Uploading Installation Files
      • Step 4. Starting Joomla! Installation
        • Install Step 1: Language
        • Install Step 2: Pre-installation check
        • Install Step 3. License
        • Install Step 4. Database Settings
        • Install Step 5. FTP Configuration
        • Install Step 6. Main Configuration
        • Install Step 7. Finish
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2. Basic Configuration and Management of Joomla! 2.5
    • Control Panel
    • Global Configuration
      • Site tab
      • System tab
      • Server tab
      • Permissions tab
    • Managing Contents
      • Managing Categories
      • Managing Articles
        • Creating New Article
        • Deleting Articles
        • Featured Articles
    • Managing Extensions
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3. Managing Site Languages
    • Using Language Manager
    • Installing new language pack
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Managing Content Languages
    • Adding Content Language
    • Editing a Content Language information
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5. Managing Contents
    • Category Management
      • Creating Categories for English language
      • Creating Categories for Italian language
    • Writing Articles
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6. Managing Modules and Plugins
    • Activating System Plugin
    • Setting Menus and Menu Module
      • Creating Menu Items for English
      • Creating Menu Items for Italian
      • Publishing Menu Module
      • Making other menus language specific
      • Testing for Language specific modules
    • Language Switcher Module
      • Test for Multi-language
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7. Translating Site Language
    • Editing Language Files Directly
    • Using Translation Tools
      • Localise
      • Translate helper
      • Missing T
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8. Translating Contents
    • Automatic Translation
      • Using MultiTrans
      • Using GTranslate
    • Translating Manually
      • Joom!Fish
      • Using FaLang
      • Creating Content Elements for FaLang
    • Summary

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