jPageTranslator will allow your Joomla visitors to translate the texts on your Joomla website to almost any language with a single click using the Google Translator service.
SiteGround has created this module to help you add a simple but very useful functionality to your Joomla website. After you install and enable it your visitors will be able to read your pages in their preferred language using Google Translate.
On this page you will find detailed information about:
The SiteGround jPageTranslator module can be installed in the same way as every standard Joomla extension.
First, the extension package should be downloaded on your local computer. In order to do this press the Download button above and follow the instructions.
If you are installing the extension to a Joomla 1.5 site go to Extensions -> Install/Uninstall page. If you are using the Joomla 2.5 (or the older 1.7/1.6) version click on the Extensions -> Extension Manager menu.
In this page, click on the Browse button and locate the extension package on your local hard drive. Then click the "Upload File & Install Button". The module will be installed and added to your Joomla application.
Last, go Extensions -> Module Manager page. On it locate the jPageTranslator module and click on "enable" icon next to it. This will activate the module.
For more information on how to install the extension check our Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5 tutorials depending on the version you are using.
Advanced jPageTranslator configuration
In order to open the configuration page for jPageTranslator go to the Module Manager and click on the jPageTranslator module in the table. Following this link will take you to a page where you can configure different aspects of the module behavior. In addition, here you can select the position where the module will be published.
On the configuration page there are several settings that you can adjust to make the module fit your needs.
- Your site language - Select the default language of your website.
- Allowed Languages - Choose the allowed languages you want your visitors to select from.
If a visitor hovers with the mouse pointer over a translated paragraph the original text will be shown. The user can always switch back to the original text by clicking on the Show original button or by reloading the web page.