Written by Alex Kempkens
Wednesday, 09 May 2007 17:47
One question people often ask is about the frontend translation capabilities of Joom!Fish. Yes the Fish provides this feature now let's see a step by step example how.
This example is based on a standard Joomla! 1.5 + Joom!Fish installation with one additional language. It is also important to understand that frontend translation in the core Joom!Fish component is supported for articles only. With the gold member addon Joom!Fish plus you have full frontend translation capabilities and you can restrict translators to translate in one language only.
1. Step: Log into the frontend
Only publishers and above can use the frontend translation features of the Joom!Fish. So after you logged into your site you are ready to start.
2. Step: Choose the translation you like to do
Now this second step depends on your site configuration and chosen default language. We assume you have English as the default language and your second language is active too. The content we're going to translate is the 'Welcome text from Joomla!'. The original is written in English - so we don't have to translate into English anymore.
In order to translate this content to your second language we now select this second language in the frontend.
3. Step: Translate the content
What you see now is the English content (possibly with a message saying 'there are no translations available'). However this is only a copy of the original which is supposed to make your live easier. So to translate you need to change the title and the text in the editor. After you saved, the content is translated.
Last but not least switch between your languages and you should see the translation changing in the frontend.