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Joomla multilingual management: Speedy Translate vs Falang

About Falang: Falang is a third party system that helps organize and implement your translated content in Joomla. You can view detail about install and configure in here: https://www.solidres.com/documentation/joomla-documentation/13-configuration/16-how-to-build-multilingual-sites

About Speedy Translate: Speedy Translate is a dedicated Joomla extension with the ultimate goal to make translating work in Joomla easier and speedier. Read more details and features at this: https://www.solidres.com/subscribe/speedy-translate and https://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/languages/multi-lingual-content/speedy-translate

Here is an example of translating the article content in two ways:

Joomla multilingual management: Speedy Translate vs Falang

Using Falang

1. Go to the top menu in Joomla and select Components → Falang.

2. You will now be brought to a page that lists different options within Falang. Click on the “Translation”. Within the “Translation” page there are “Languages” and “Content Elements” dropdowns on the right side of the page.

3. Under the Languages dropdown, select the language you want to translate into. Please note that you have already set up the system to display your languages in the dropdown.

4. Under the Content Elements dropdown, you will notice that there are many selections to choose from. In this tutorial, we’ll use “Article” as the example.

Joomla multilingual management: Speedy Translate vs Falang

5. To start translating, click on an Article Item from the listing. You will see a screen similar to the one below. You can insert new content into Translation fields.

6. When content is translated, make sure to check the Published option on the right of the text fields.

7. And then click the Save button to save your changes, the new translation will appear on the site.

Joomla multilingual management: Speedy Translate vs Falang

Using Speedy Translate

With Speedy Translate’s INLINE TRANSLATION, you will have ability working on multiple translations at the same time via an intuitive and unified user interface, it will save time and avoid confusion for users.

Navigate to Joomla admin panel, go to Content → Articles, select the Article and select the language you want to translate by click on flag icon. Enter your translation here and click the save button.

Joomla multilingual management: Speedy Translate vs Falang

Done, are you looking for more steps? We are sorry as they are all you need to do with Speedy Translate.

And this is the result of the front-end in both translate ways:

Joomla multilingual management: Speedy Translate vs Falang

How to configure Speedy Translate

First, you need to subscribe and download Speedy Translate from this page.

Then install it on your Joomla site using Joomla Installer Manager, just like other Joomla extensions. Please note that Speedy Translate only supports Joomla 3.x, the latest version is always preferred.

After successful installation, you can access Speed Translate in Joomla backend via menu Components → Speedy Translate. The dashboard will give you a quick overview of your current system and what needs to be done in order to use this extension. After that, you can go to Speedy Translate's Configuration and make your desired option.

How to configure Speedy Translate

The first option is "Enable inline translation", this option will allow you to work on multiple languages concurrently via a convenient user interface (for dynamic content). If you turn on this option, then you need to choose the multilingual mode in the option "Multilingual mode", there are 2 choices including Joomla and Falang. With the Joomla integration mode, the supported extensions are Joomla core components: com_content, com_categories, com_contact, com_newsfeed. With Falang integration mode, the supported extensions are Joomla core components like com_content, com_menu, com_categories, com_banners, com_modules, com_tags and other 3rd extensions like Solidres, JEvents, K2, J2Store.

NOTE For Joomla integration mode, if you add new or edit an article, for example, make sure that you choose the default language (the default language is set in Joomla back-end → Extensions → Languages) in the language field so that it can work properly.

The second option is "Enable context translation", this option will allow you to translate the static content by directly clicking on the text that you want to translate. Note: you need to log in as superuser first, then you will see a switch button to turn on/off the context translation mode so that you can both work and translate and the same time without any interruption.

There is also an option called "Download ID", you can enter the download ID that can be seen in your My subscriptions page at solidres.com. This download ID will allow you to do an automatical update from within Joomla back-end, please note that this download ID will expire when your subscription expired.

How to configure Speedy Translate
NOTE If you have any questions, you can always contact us via our support ticket system which can be found under top menu Support - Tickets.

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