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Multi-lingual shop: Virtuemart showing untranslated items in all languages

Started by Coltsimaan, August 03, 2015, 10:46:02 AM

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We've recently updated our Virtuemart shop from 2.5 to 3.0.9 and in the same process updated Joomla from 2.5 to 3.4.3. Finnish is the default language in the shop. After the update our shop is showing items that are only set up in Finnish also in the English and Russian versions of the shop (the latter not being online at the moment because of so many Finnish-language-only products visible).

The problem applies both to items that were untranslated before the update as well as those that we're putting in the store now.

The "Use english as fallback for untranslated strings" checkbox in the configuration is unchecked.

The problem can be seen here: – as you can see the airplane e.g. is not translated, but featured in the listing.

Is there any way to be able to hide the untranslated products now?

Any help would be very much appreciated.


Products can't be unpublished per language. From what I've seen, you don't have long product descriptions. So it might be faster to translate the currently untranslated product descriptions than finding a method to hide them.
Non-English Shops: Are your language files up to date?


Thanks for your reply!

The problem is not the English translations. It's true that we could translate them, and we probably will.

However, the Russian version of our site has hundreds of untranslated items showing in Finnish. It is currently offline because of this.

And more importantly, surely there must be a fix at least for the NEW products we are uploading into the store. Now even all the new items must be translated into English and Russian to make sure they are not shown in their respective languages in Finnish.