3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In our "Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites" you learned what multilingual sites look like, what companies or celebrities use them and their advantages and disadvantages. 

In this blog post, you are going to review different approaches to building multilingual sites. There are many different ways to build a multilingual Joomla site, but these are three of the most common:

  • Approach #1: Use Joomla's core features
  • Approach #2: Use different websites for each language
  • Approach #3: Replace Joomla's core features with a third party extension

The choice is not always straightforward. So in this post, you'll take a close look at all three approaches. You then will learn which of the three we recommend.

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The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs

Making Joomla URLs Easy to Remember

A URL is your Joomla site address.

Your site visitors and search engines will be finding your site or its pages using the URL.

In this blog post, you are going to learn about making Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use. This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

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Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Would you like to know how to create Joomla sites with content in multiple languages? Joomla really can build professional-quality multilingual sites.

But before you begin, there are some key questions to answer:

  • What do multilingual sites look like?
  • Can I trust Joomla with my multilingual site?
  • Are there any advantages or disadvantages to multilingual sites? 

In this introductory blog post, we'll answer those questions. Let's start by seeing some examples of real multilingual Joomla sites.

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The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content

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In this tutorial, you will learn and practice the easiest and fastest way to add content to your Joomla site. If you follow this workflow, it will make your Joomla life very easy.

The workflow for adding Joomla content is simple:

  • Step 1: Categorize. Create organization for your articles.
  • Step 2: Add. Write your articles.
  • Step 3: Show. Make menu links so that people can click on them and see your articles.

Let's get started.

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New Feature in OSMeta: Meta Description Limit Increased to 320 Characters

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We are happy to announce the release of OSMeta 1.4.6. This release increases the character limit for the meta description field from 160 to 320 characters.

In this blog post, you will take a look at this new feature. Beginners to Joomla metadata will also learn what metadata is and how to use it.

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Joomlashack Has Acquired jInbound for Joomla Marketing Automation

Joomlashack Has Acquired jInbound for Joomla Marketing Automation

Joomlashack creates extensions and templates to make your Joomla sites better.

Over the last 11 years, the Joomlashack team have built popular and powerful extensions including OSMapOSEmbedOSMeta and OSCampus.

Joomlashack has also successfully acquired JCal Pro and Tabs and Sliders from other developers.

Today we’re delighted to announce another acquisition that allows Joomlashack to move closer to being a one-stop destination for all your Joomla needs.

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Introducing New Reports in OSCampus

Introducing Statistics Frontend Feature in OSCampus Pro 1.1.8

OSCampus is the best and easiest choice for a Learning Management System in Joomla. It's the software we use to support 10,000's of users at OSTraining.com.

The latest version of OSCampus adds great new reporting features.

In this post, we'll show you how the OSCampus statistics and reporting features work.

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Sarah Watz from Pixpro Labs Interviewing Steve Burge

Sarah Watz from Pixpro Labs Interviewing Steve Burge

This week, Joomlashack.com and OSTraining.com owner Steve Burge took part in an online live show with Sarah Watz from Pixpro Labs. Sarah runs her weekly Live Show to help Joomla business owners learn from others and make their businesses more successful.

In his candid interview with Sarah, Steve lays bare how he moved his career from a teacher to a web designer and eventually to online training provider. You will also hear about one business decision that helped him turn Joomlashack from being on the verge of bankruptcy to a steadily growing Joomla extensions business. 

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New Feature: OSDownloads Pro Now Has Custom Fields For User Information

New Feature: OSDownloads Pro Has Custom Forms

Over the last couple of months we've been working really hard on improvements to OSDownloads.

OSDownloads is the easiest way to add downloads to Joomla.

What are the new features in OSDownloads?

We've added email notifications for downloads, improved the URL structure, and enabled custom fields for download files. Starting today, you can also use custom fields for user submissions, so you can collect more information from visitors who download files.

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How to Modify the Date Displayed on K2 Content Items

What K2 Sub-Templates Are and How To Create Them

One of our Spanish-speaking customers needed to hide the hour and minutes displayed by K2 items.

By default, Joomla content doesn't display the time. So the customer wanted their K2 dates to match the normal Joomla articles on their site.

In this tutorial, you will learn to use a language override to achieve this.

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