Extensions Language Manager Content
From Joomla! Documentation
In 'Language Manager: Content Languages' you can set the Native Title, Language Code, SEF Prefix, and Image Prefixes of the installed or to be installed languages. These are used when you set your site as multilanguage.
How to Access
Select Extensions → Language(s) → Content Languages from the drop-down menu on the back-end of your Joomla! installation or click the icon Language in the control panel then click Content Languages.
Click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
- Order. Order Languages will be displayed in.
- Checkbox. Check this box to select one or more Languages. To select all Languages, check the box in the column heading. After one or more boxes are checked, click a toolbar button to take an action on the selected Language or Languages. Many toolbar actions, such as 'Publish', can work with multiple Languages. Others, such as 'Edit', only work on one Language at a time. If multiple Languages are checked and you press 'Edit', the first Language will be opened for editing.
- Status. (Publish/Unpublish/Trash) The published status of the Language.
- Title. The names of the installed Languages on this web site.
- Native Title. Language title in the native language.
- Language Tag. The language tag - example: 'en-GB' for 'English (United Kingdom)'. This should be the exact prefix used for the language installed or to be installed.
- URL Language Code. SEF for this language. If 'en' is used then it will be added after the site URL. Example: 'https://mysite.com/en'. Note: The prefix must be unique over all the languages.
- Image. Name of the image file for this language when using the "Use Image Flags" Language Switcher basic option. Example: If 'en' is chosen, then the image shall be 'en.gif'. Images and CSS for this module are in media/mod_languages/
- Access. The viewing Access Level for this Language. You can change an Language's Access Level by clicking on its name to open it up for editing.
- Home. Wether there is a default page set for this language or not.
- ID. This is a unique identification number for this Language assigned automatically by Joomla. It is used to identify the Language internally, and you cannot change this number.
Above the column headers on the right, there are 2 drop-down input fields, Sort Table By: (preset to 'Ordering ascending') and a number (preset to '20') to display.
These column sorting input fields shows the current method of sorting applied to the table. Use the drop-down field choices and click the column heading name. Alternatively, click on the column heading to sort the list by that column's value.
This will also change the value in the drop field to correspond with the column header name. The list will then be sorted in order by that column and a sort icon (up or down arrow) will show next to the column name. Click a second time to reverse the sort, which will change the corresponding drop field.
- Order. Order items will be displayed in.
- Ascending Shows ordering of selected column, ascending or descending.
- # Shows the number of items to display on one page. If there are more items than this number, you can use the page navigation buttons located at the bottom of the table (Start, Prev, Next, End, and page numbers) to navigate between pages.
Search Tools Above the table is a filter or search field and two buttons, as shown below.
- To filter in title, enter part of the title and click Search icon.
- Click Clear to clear the Filter field and restore the list to its unfiltered state.
- To enable more Filters, click on Search Tools.
Filter by Status. Lets you show only items with the selected published status.
- - Select Status -: Shows items that are Published and Unpublished. Does not show items that are Trashed or Archived.
- Trashed: Shows only items that are Trashed. Important Note: To permanently delete items:
- Change the status of the items to Trashed.
- Change the Status filter to Trashed. At this point the trashed items will show and an icon called "Empty trash" will show in the toolbar.
- Select the desired trashed items and click on "Empty Trash" in the toolbar. The items will be permanently deleted.
- Unpublished: Shows only items that are Unpublished.
- Published: Shows only items that are Published.
- Archived: Shows only items that are Archived. Note: Menu items, Languages have not this Status.
- All: Shows all items regardless of published status.
Filter by Access. Lets you show only items that have a specified viewing access level. The list box will show the access levels defined for your site.
- - Select Access -: Show items with any viewing access level.
- <access level group>: Show items only with this viewing access level.
Page Controls. When the number of items is more than one page, you will see a page control bar as shown below. The current page number being viewed is shaded.
- Start: Click to go to the first page.
- Prev: Click to go to the previous page.
- Page numbers: Click to go to the desired page.
- Next: Click to go to the next page.
- End: Click to go to the last page.
At the top you will see the toolbar:
The functions are:
- New. Opens the editing screen to create a new content language.
- Edit. Opens the editing screen for the selected content language. If more than one content language is selected (where applicable), only the first content language will be opened. The editing screen can also be opened by clicking on the Name of the content language.
- Publish. Makes the selected content languages available to visitors to your website.
- Unpublish. Makes the selected content languages unavailable to visitors to your website.
- Trash. Changes the status of the selected content languages to indicate that they are trashed. Trashed content languages can still be recovered by selecting "Trashed" in the 'Select Status' filter and changing the status of the content languages to "Published" or "Unpublished" as preferred. To permanently delete trashed content languages, select "Trashed" in the 'Select Status' filter, select the content languages to be permanently deleted, then click the 'Empty Trash' toolbar icon.
- Install Languages. Links to the Install Languages Screen.
- Help. Opens this help screen.
- Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.
- Users can use any Language from the list of installed Languages, either by having it assigned in the User Manager or by filling out a Menu Item Manager - New/Edit - User Form Layout at the Frontend. This will cause the Joomla system prompts to be generated in this Language just for this User. For example, if a User chooses Spanish as their language, then the Search Module will show with prompts in Spanish.
- This User's choice is not affected by the Default Language set for the Frontend.
- Changing a User's Language or the Default Language does not affect the web site's Articles and other content.
- Important: Do not delete the default language files (for example, with FTP). This will create errors on both the Frontend and Backend.
- Additional Languages can be added using the Install Languages Screen.
- If desired, you can show the Frontend site in one Language and show the Backend administration pages in a different Language. Also, individual articles can be configured to use a different language in the Sidebar when editing the Article.