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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 3 weeks ago #41925

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The problem I have now is that the default menu with language:all does not appear as a language option in my site as I am obliged to indicate one default menu to language:all in order for several things to work out how can I go around this? Thanks in advance for your help
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 3 weeks ago #42049

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Hi Mike,

Could we get a link to your site to take a quick look?

The home page's language should be automatically detected depending on the user's browser language settings. Give our "Multi-language Sites in Joomla" tutorial a try:
www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/multi-lan...-sites-in-joomla-17/

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 3 weeks ago #42254

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Hello Nick yes the site is www.vecos.es/jupgrade it is in six languages and therefore has six top menus (dropdown) for each language. I have created one menu for each language and joomla does authomaticle asignes a flag! But as Joomla did request one topmenu with the designation language:all I have created a menu with just one time: the sitemap indicating language:all like this everyting works well and as this option is not a language this menu shouldn´t appear to the user. Is this a good way to get around the problem?
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 3 weeks ago #42294

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Hi Mike,

That's an interesting workaround. I assumed that the home menu item always needed to be set to "all", but if you got it working then you can leave it as it is :)

By the way, Joomla automatically detects the home menu item based on the browser's language settings.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 3 weeks ago #42303

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Yes Nick but remember the reason I did this is because the the home menu item that is set to ´all´ doesn´t appear as a language option. I am not sure if I am explaning myself, let put an example:
I put my english menu to all
If my browser setings are set to spanish the spanish menu will appear but if at that moment I want to choose english it doesn´t appear as an option because there is no english flag....the home menu that is set to all doesn´t appear as a language option..
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 2 weeks ago #42880

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Hi Mike,

Sorry for the delay! We accidentally missed this post somehow :( Could we get an update on where you're at with the issue? Thank you!

Looking forward to helping! Our apologies once again!

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 2 weeks ago #42963

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Everything seems to work well with the languages except that for that I have had to create one menu item set to language all, idicated in menu manager with a star and which doesn´t never appear is this normal?
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 2 weeks ago #43111

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Hi Mike

Yes, that's sounds reasonable. I've not created a six-language site with Joomla but if you don't want a default language, setting the home link to All seems like a practial solution.
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 2 weeks ago #43187

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I wanted all the banners of my languages to appear so that is the only way I found to do it. I have set language selection based on the preference of the browser
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43343

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Hi Mike,

Checking through the posts, I can't tell from your last one if your question is actually answered.

You did find the correct solution. Creating a "phantom" menu is the only way to do it. If there's anything else that you need. Let us know.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43477

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Ok thanks I justed wanted to know if this was the right way
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43480

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Hi Mike,

Yes, it is. The home menu item will either default to the browser language or to the site default language depending on the "System - Language Filter" plugin settings.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43491

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Thanks nick I have choosen browser language I thought this would be nicer for the user.

Also what do you think should I Remove URL Language Code NoYes ??
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43492

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You're welcome, Mike!

Better to leave it "No" so that languages can be distinguished.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43584

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But with this be information usefull for SEO or for the end user? The thing is that my links are rather long as I tend to put as much information in them as possible so i am no sure the en/ es/ etc.. are really noticable
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43593

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Hi Mike,

It's useful for both. Here's a good short article on Multilingual SEO and it talks about URLs as well:
www.searchenginejournal.com/multilingual-seo/19903/

I hope this helps!

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43791

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Thanks Nick that was a very good link and very intersting do you have some other tutorials or links of SEO with joomla 2.5 that you can recomend?

Does joomla this authomathicly in urls?
Use UTF-8 encoding for non-English characters
Make sure your UTF-8 encoded URLs are properly escaped when linked from within your content

what does this mean?
Avoid redirects based on user’s perceived language: they could, in fact, prevent both users and SEs from looking at more pages on your site.

and what does this mean? Cross-link page by page

Also Nick how important do you think this is (my business is located in spain but my server is polish)
Local hosting: In addition to the domain extension, Search Engines also consider the IP address location of your server to determine the geographical relevance of your website. You may want to target another country but your service provider may be based in a different region. Using a local server to host your website may increase your chances of being indexed for that particular region and improve your global SEO.
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 week ago #43797

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Hi Mike,

You're welcome!

Good questions!

1) Yes

2) It means allow the user to select which language that they would like for the site rather than always forcing them (by redirecting) to one particular language (e.g. their default browser language)

3) Take a look at the following article for internal cross linking:
www.dotservant.com/knowledgebase/build-w...torelatedpages.shtml

4) It only plays a tiny role and search engines don't give it much weight (I'd imagine especially for Europe). Take a look at the following discussion:
groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums....bmasters/ekkowjmHfIo

Hope this helps! :)

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 2 days ago #43976

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Does this mean that it is prefered to select a default language for the site rather then based on the language of the browser?
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 2 days ago #43980

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Hi Mike,

For the home page it's fine to go based on the browser, however you shouldn't force redirects for the other pages.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have follow-up questions.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 day ago #44121

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what does it means force redirects to other pages? how do you do that?
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 2 years 1 day ago #44124

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Hi Mike,

For example, if person accesses your site with the browser language setting as "Spanish" then clicks on an English article or flag, the person shouldn't be redirected to a Spanish version of that article.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 1 year 11 months ago #44966

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I think this is not the case in my web page but how can I make sure? where is this option indicated?
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 1 year 11 months ago #44968

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Hi Mike,

Just try it yourself :) Just go to the front end of your site then click on some of the links and language flags to see if you're redirected or not.

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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 1 year 11 months ago #45142

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Ok I think www.vecos.es does work well when I change the languge and browse around it shows articles only in that language this is what I had to try out isnt? I am not sure if I understood right
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The default home menu with option language:all doesn´t appear in the language selector 1 year 11 months ago #45145

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Hi Mike,

Yes, perfect. You should be set :)

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