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In the Languages: Edit Content Language you can set the title, SEF, image, code, and description of an installed langauges. You may also update or add meta keywords and a description.

How to Access

  • Select System  Manage Panel  Content Languages from the Administrator menu. Then...
    • Select the language name link from the Title columne.



Form Fields

Details Tab

  • Title. The name of the language as it will appear in the lists.
  • Title in Native Language. Language title in the native language.
  • Language Tag. Enter the language tag – example: en-GB for English (en-GB). This should be the exact prefix used for the language installed or to be installed.
  • URL Language Code. Language Code for this language. This Language Code will be included in the site URL. Note the Language Code must be unique among all the languages.
  • Image. Select from the available images for this language when using the "Use Image Flags" Language Switcher basic option.
  • Status. Available options are Published, Unpublished, Trashed.
  • ID. This is a unique identification number for this item assigned automatically by Joomla. It is used to identify the item internally, and you cannot change this number. When creating a new item, this field displays "0" until you save the new entry, at which point a new ID is assigned to it.

Options Tab



At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. The functions are:

  • Save. Saves the item and stays in the current screen.
  • Save & Close. Saves the item and closes the current screen.
  • Save & New. Saves the item and keeps the editing screen open and ready to create another item.
  • Close. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made. This toolbar icon is not shown if you are creating a new item.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips

  • Users can use any Language from the list of installed Languages, either by having it assigned in the Users or by filling out a Menu Items list - New/Edit - User Form Layout at the Front end. 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 Front-end.
  • 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 Front-end and Back-end.
  • Additional Languages can be added using the Extensions - Install Screen.
  • If desired, you can show the Front-end site in one Language and show the Back-end administration pages in a different Language. Also, individual articles can be configured to use a different language in the Advanced Parameter pane when editing the Article.

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