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Started by aliki, July 02, 2012, 10:03:08 AM

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I do not understand English well and I struggle to find the solution I'm looking on the forum ...
I use joomla 2.5.6 and virtuemart 2.0.2 ...
I'm doing a website in several languages ​​and I have already installed the 4 languages ​​I need. It works natively with joomla.
My problem is I do not understand how to categories and products in four languages​​.
Should I use joomfish or not?
Can I use joomfish along with native mode or it can create problems?
Can someone help me?
Thank you
Agento Print & Web


Setting up Joomla 2.5.x and VirtueMart 2.0.x for multiple languages

  • First make shure Joomla 2.5.x multilanguage setup is correct. See here:

  • Choose your primary language as the default frontend language in Joomla.

  • Check if your required VM2 language pack has been installed in the Joomla language folders. If your language was not included in the, you might have to install it seperately. In order to locate additional language files, follow the links provided in this VirtueMart forum post:

  • Then select your languages in VM2 Configuration - First tab - 'Multilingual shop' form field.
    After that you should be able to switch between languages in VM2.

  • The VM2 categories can be translated by selecting one of your other language in the VM2 'Product Category Form' language dropdown list on top of the view.

  • Similarly, product descriptions in VM2 can be translated by selecting a different language from the dropdown list in the 'Product Edit' view.
    (Note: Set Joomla to use TinyMCE editor or use the JCE editor version 2.2.1 or higher. There is a conflict between VM2 and other editors)

  • In Joomla create a menu for each of your languages, holding menu items for all your VM2 categories and the cart.
Third party translation extensions to set up a multilingual shop with Joomla 2.5.x/VirtueMart 2.0.x are NOT required.
Non-English Shops: Are your language files up to date?