This is another JoomlArt Video Tutorial on multi-language options in Joomla! 1.7. This video will explain the basics on installing and setting up a multiple languages website.
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hi I'm Robert vining and this is a joomla art video tutorial on joomla 1.6 languages for the purpose of this video we've prepared a French language pack according to the official documentation we'll install this language pack and translate all modules content and menus on this page to the French language also we're going to set up a new content language for French so stay tuned to install a new language pack for both the administration and site go to the extensions menu up top and click extension manager click Choose file and browse for the language installation file on your computer then click upload and install let's check the newly installed language this language pack applies to both back in and front-end let's create a new content language go to the content tab and click the new button we set the title URL language code image prefix language tag and click Save next we have to publish the language switcher module in the front-end so go to module manager and find the module here we're going to set a position we're going to set it to use language flags and we're going to add pretext for this module now click Save and close next we're going to enable the language filter plug-in required for filtering front-end modules according to their language settings now the language switcher module is published and we can start translating the content modules and menus now that we have the language switcher module let's duplicate it and set it to the French language we use Google Translate for the translation well we're not French but you get the idea for this duplicated module we'll set the French language here we'll quickly duplicate all modules used on the home page just like we did for the language switcher module as you can see all language modules are loaded so let's set the English language for the original modules and they'll be displayed only for English users alright the language filter plug-in will make sure that only French modules are displayed for the French language next we're going to duplicate menu items for French so we'll start with the top menu items first we need to set English for the existing menu items and now we'll create new items for fridge Google translates our friend today and don't forget to set the French language normally you'd link to French content items or menu items but for our purpose here we'll link to existing English items and we'll quickly create a new French menu item for sample sites now let's check the front-end seems we have to reorder the newly created menu items click the ordering header and then use the blue arrows to reorder the menu items ok now you can do the same for the other menus next we're going to create a new style for the B's – template to be used for French pages select the default style and click duplicate then click the newly created style to edit it we'll use a site title to indicate the usage then select the French language and finally translate the site title and description in the template parameters then click Save with French language selected the front end will now use the newly created style next we'll create duplicates for each content article here's a quick example with Google Translate we'll get the French version of the content items oops we'll have to use another content title since there's already one with the same title let's make this title unique let's check the front-end ok let's quickly create a French version for the other featured articles and we'll set the English language for the existing articles okay now we have a perfect French version for the homepage the last thing we want to show is the French global metadata as you can see we've updated the metadata for the French Content language this new metadata will be visible in the source of the French page both keywords and description that's it for the language options in joomla 1.6 stay tuned for more joomla tutorials on the Joomla heart youtube channel i'm Robert vining thanks for watching