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Kunena 5.1.15 Released (27 Oct 2019)

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.15 [K 5.1.15] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1.

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Question Trigger forum navigation/actions per users language setting

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4 years 8 months ago #1 by Supporter
Hello,

Our website is multilingual with more than 60 forum (sub-)categories per language and nearly 20 languages.
The problem we face is more than 1K forum categories to choose from when posting a topic if we don't find a trick...

What we would like to achieve is:
- translate the categories (fairly simple)
- show topics only in the user selected language (joomla user profile language selection)
- when user creates a new post it must be created in the same joomla user profile language selection
- search will only retrieve topics in respective joomla user profile selection

In other words;
when an English speaking user visits the forums he will only see, post and search in English
when a Spanish speaking user visits the forums he will only see, post and search in Spanish
...and so on for all languages

Any solutions / propositions are welcome !

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #2 by sozzled
Basically, you will need to create different menu items depending on which language people prefer to use. It's not "easy"; that is, it will probably take you several hours (depending on how many languages and how many categories are involved) but it's relatively straightforward.

As you can see, by looking at the language specific categories here at this website, there's one approach. By using an index, people can select a specific category that may be more appropriate to their circumstances.

However, if you want some kind of automated method to produce an index of categories, selectable and based on the preferred language used by your users when they register at your site, that is going to be a lot more tricky.

Kunena, itself, does not have mechanisms to "trigger" forum navigation/actions based on a per-user language setting, sorry.
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4 years 8 months ago #3 by Supporter
Hello sozzled,

Creating the categories will require time I know...

The very problematic issue is that we will create nearly 1200 categories (divided by 20 languages) and when a user will need to select a category for posting he will be asked to scroll the 1200 categories to find the right one...

when I searched for a solution this is a link I found:
www.kunena.org/forum/114-User-written-ha...-where-clause#150683

but the access is denied...

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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #4 by sozzled
Another idea is to create a "top level" site and then create separate subdomains under it. In this way, a user will visit the "main site" and then choose their preferred language.

For example:

Top site: mysite.com

English "site": mysite.com/en

German "site": mysite.com/de

Spanish "site": mysite.com/es

(and so on)

For each "site", install Joomla, Kunena, the Kunena langage pack, etc., and set the default language correspondingly.

It's a lot of work but this is one way to achieve a multilingual website.

As for the "topic" that you may have found using Google, the "user written hacks" category was removed from this site about 2½ years ago.
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4 years 8 months ago #5 by Supporter
Thank you for your input sozzled ;)

I believe I will have to find another suitable component or opt for another platform than joomla...

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