Translate Toolbar

JomSocial fully support multilingual sites and this article will explain how to properly translate the Toolbar navigation

Wrong Approach

The first thing many users will try to do is to create another menu in Joomla Menu Manager replicating the JomSocial Toolbar on their respective language. This practice, however, is wrong, and it won't work

Proper Approach

Translating Toolbar will involve some modifying of JomSocial language files. If you already have multilingual site, we will assume you know how to manipulate with language files of Joomla and extensions that are installed.
With your favorite code editor, open default JomSocial language file which is ROOT/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_community.ini and open language file for your respective language. It should be this file ROOT/language/xx-YY/xx-YY.com_community.ini where xx-YY is your language code
Scroll to the bottom of both files

Next, go to Joomla Menu Manager and open the JomSocial Toolbar Menu. Select the menu item you want to translate and click on Edit
For this example, we will edit the Profile menu item


In Menu Title option, replace the word Profile with the language key you want to use. You can use basically any key you want but for the sake of uniformed design we will use this schema
Following this schema, we will enter the 'COM_COMMUNITY_TOOLBAR_PROFILE in Menu title as indicated on the picture bellow


  • Note: - we entered the COM_COMMUNITY_TOOLBAR_PROFILE in that field, only it is not fully visible.

Save the menu item and at the bottom of language files add the proper translation.


Navigate to the site Front End and you will see your new translation in effect


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