KM FasTrans 2.3.0 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.3.0 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.2. Please install this version as soon as possible.

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.3.0 contains new features and fixes some bugs as described below:

New features

  • Trashing an element.
    • When an item is trashed, in the Translation Management Dashboard screen, it is dissociated from the set of translations to which it may belong. Thus, no set will contain trashed elements unless manually associated.

  • Creating sets of translations during installation.
    • From this release, when a new KMFasTrans PRO installation or an upgrade from KMFasTrans FREE is done, the installation process automatically creates sets of translations based on existing Joomla item associations.

      The process can be time consuming especially in websites with many items so you can override it by modifying the installation file (see installation documentation). The process can be performed at any time manually.

  • Support of menu items type 'Tags'.
    • Support of menu items of type 'Tags' that were not supported in the previous version is now added.

  • Memorization of the active tab in the edit form.
    • Until this version each time you reload the edit window in Joomla 3.2 the default tab became the active tab. From this version, the last visited tab (in each type of element) will be the active tab when the window is reloaded.

  • Informing why the native Joomla Language Manager is disabled.
    • A tip has been added to the native Joomla Language Manager link (Extensions->Language Manager) informing why it is disabled.

Fixed bugs:

1. Changing the language of an element sometimes causes an element association errror.

2. The overriden administrator language strings are not shown in the Overrides screen.

3. Remove warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in C:\DATOS\DWSites\Joomla3x\libraries\cms\helper\content.php on line 121, that occurs when a translation of a category is created.

4. The Cancel button in Language Manager Options screen in Joomla 3.x does not redirect to the correct page.

5. Correctly display the drop-down lists for menus and categories for the language in process in the Options tab of the editing modules screen. (J3.x).

KMFasTrans 2.3.0 FREE

Kmel-Joomla-Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans FREE version 2.3.0 for Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.2 (Note that this version is not compatible with Joomla versions below 2.5).

This is the first KMFasTrans FREE version that is fully functional. To know its features, please check the list 'FREE vs. PRO' in

Joomla!® Language Manager - KM FasTrans FREE

KM FasTrans 2.2.2 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.2.2 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.2. Please install this version as soon as possible.

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.2.2 supports Joomla 3.2.2 and also fixes the following bugs:

Fixed bugs:

1. When the Micrososft translation service returns an 'Abnormal response' error, the error is not correctly displayed. Instead the translated text [object Object] is showed.

2. Avoid processing of supported components whose folder under com_sup does not begin with 'com_'. ( As previously fixed in patch 131224-2.2.1).

3. Clear Notice 'Array to string conversion in .... com_kmfastrans/models/translations.php on line 304 and 306'.( As previously fixed in patch 131224-2.2.1)

KM FasTrans 2.2.1 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.2.1 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.2. Please install this version as soon as possible.

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.2.1 is a release to fix the following bugs:

Fixed bugs:

1. The inconsistencies detection process detects erroneously an inconsistency if the id of translated item is lower than the id of the source element.

2. The list of menu items on the Translation Management Dashboard screen is not correctly ordered according to its hierarchical structure.

3. The installation process does not remove some files that should be removed. As a consequence tags are not saved when editing an item containing tags in Joomla 3.x

KM FasTrans 2.2.0 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.2.0 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.2 (Please note that 2.2.0 version is not compatible with Joomla versions below 2.5).

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.2.0 contains the following new features:

  • "Tags" component support.
    • This version allows the translation of 'tags' in the same way as any other native Joomla component, including automatic filling of fields 'tag' in the translation of the elements that support them, as well as the detection of inconsistencies.

  • Support for items versions.
    • When you translate an item you can access the version control available in Joomla 3.2 without leaving the KMFasTrans editing screen. This allows to create new versions, compare versions, delete old versions and restore versions, all without leaving KMFasTrans.

  • New Category Filter in the Translation Management Dashboard.
    • In previous releases you could do a search for category name. This version has been replaced that by a categories dropdown list so you can choose an existing category. The dropdown list is sensitive to the language selected in '- Select "From" Language -'. If a language is selected, the dropdown list will only show categories whose language equals the selected language.

  • Language Flags images.
    • In almost all screens in which is necessary to show a language, the language flag image is shown with a 'tip' which also shows the language title. This saves space and facilitates the reading.

  • New configuration option to hide the titles of the languages.
    • In the languages tabs of the translation editing screen the flag image is now shown along with the title of the language. This option allows you to hide the title of the language and leave only the flag image, thus saving the space occupied by the title. This is useful when working with large number of languages simultaneously.

Fixed bugs:

1.Show appropriate texts for inconsistencies of type 'Not equal to the source'.

Joomla 2.5.16

Joomla 2.5.16 has changed the way URLs are computed. This has impacted the way KMFT language switcher module works resulting in weird URLs in some cases. To correct this, please download and install patch "FasTrans_patch_131108-2.1.2" from Downloads->KMFasTrans PRO->Patches KMFasTrans PRO downloads section.

Joomla 3.2.0

Joomla 3.2.0 has been released but KMFasTrans still does not support this version. In a few days we will publish a new KMFasTrans version that will support Joomla 3.2.0, but until then, if you have installed KMFasTrans in Joomla 3.1.x, please do not upgrade to version 3.2.0 or install KMFasTrans in Joomla 3.2.0 beacause it will not work.

KM FasTrans 2.1.1 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.1.1 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.x (Please note that 2.1.1 version is not compatible with Joomla versions below 2.5).

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.1.1 is a release to fix the following bug (Please install this version as soon as possible):

Fixed bugs:

1. If you disable the plugin 'System - KMFasTrans PRO' a fatal error occurs in module 'KMFasTrans Translate' because this module does not check if the plugin is activated. As a result you lose the access to the Joomla administration.

KM FasTrans 2.1.2 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.1.2 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.1 (Please note that 2.1.2 version is not compatible with Joomla versions below 2.5).

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.1.2 contains the following new features:

New features

  • Microsoft Bing translator service support.
    • A few days ago the Google translator interface we were using in KMFasTrans stopped working and it's not possible to use it any more. Instead, this version implements support for the Microsoft Bing translation service which is currently the only one that is free up to 2 million characters per month. Later on we will also implement the Google translate paid service for those who prefer this translator.

      Instructions for registering and using the Bing translator are in User Manual: Configuration chapter

  • New button "Translate All".
    • A new button "Translate All" is available in the edit screen. Clicking this button will translate the contents of all translatable texts in one go. It's like clicking all buttons 'Translate' at once.

  • Special process for strings contained within one or several pairs of selected tags.
    • This is a KMFasTrans configuration option. Using this option you can choose to perform a special process for the translation of strings contained within the selected tags. If for example you choose '{ }', it indicates that all the content after the opening tag '{' and before the closing tag '}', will be subject to a special process.

      In the current version the only special process available is 'No translation', which means that the original content will be preserved after translation.

      More info in User Manual: Configuration chapter

Fixed bugs:

1. Show the appropriate image for each language when the first two characters of the image prefix are identical (eg pt and pt_br).

2. Do not open a new window or tab by clicking on a source language in the edit form.

3. Do not show item associations for unpublished languages or for elements that do not support them.

4. Show the current value of the item associations correctly for every item in the edit form.

5. Check that the Default Home Menu Item for language All (Menu Item-All), if it exists, is really a default home.

6. T3 Framework based templates loose some editing toolbar buttons in certain circumstances.

KM FasTrans 2.1.0 PRO

Kmel-Joomla Extensions is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KMFasTrans PRO 2.1.0 for Joomla versions 2.5 and 3.x (Please note that 2.1.0 version is not compatible with Joomla versions below 2.5).

KMFasTrans PRO version 2.1.0 contains the following new features:

New features

  • New administrator module 'KMFasTrans Dashboard link'.
    • This version contains a new module that places a link to the screen 'Translations Management Dashboard' to the right of the administration menu. This way the main KMFasTrans management screen can be reached from anywhere with a single click. The module is published and positioned in the 'menu' position by default the first time you install this version. Then you can unpublish it, and if done, it will not be published when installing new versions.

  • New administrator module 'KMFasTrans Translate'.
    • This module inserts a drop-down list of languages to the right of the administration menu to translate elements from the Joomla item listing or from the Joomla edit form. The module is published and positioned in the 'menu' position by default the first time you install this version. Then you can unpublish it, and if done, it will not be published when installing new versions. You can consult the documentation in User Manual - Productivity Tools

  • A 'New' button to create items from the KMFasTrans Translations Management Dashboard.
    • A 'New' button is available in the toolbar of the screen 'Translations Management Dashboard'. Pressing the button redirects to the Joomla native editing form with some preselected parameters. You can consult the documentation in User Manual - Productivity Tools

  • The field module 'position' has been added to the inconsistencies processing.
    • From this version, if the field 'position' of a module in a specific language has a different value to the source module in the reference language will cause a translation inconsistency.

  • Displaying the installed version.
    • The KMFasTrans installed version is now displayed on the title of any KMFasTrans screen.

  • Displaying module type on the default Administration Language.
    • In all the places where the module type is shown, it's now displayed on the default Administration Language.

  • Changing Filter to Drop-down list.
    • The filter for extension, menu and module type on the Translation Management Dashboard has been changed to a dropdown list. In Joomla 2.5 the new dropdown list is located at the same place than the filter but in Joomla 3.1 it's located on the left sidebar.

Fixed bugs:

1. The language is truncated to seven characters in the lists obtained when pressing the button 'View Last Report' on the 'Verify Inconsistencies' screen.

2. In Joomla 2.5, if the PHP setting "magic_quotes_sgc" is set to "on" all the quotes, double quotes and backslashes are preceded by a backslash when saving any text string. (In Joomla 3.1 is a requirement that "magic_quotes_sgc" is set to "off".

3. In Joomla 2.5, on the KMFasTrans articles editing screen, categories assigned to Language 'All' are not shown.

4. Several Joomla language strings used by KMFasTrans, that were deleted in Joomla 3.1.4., are now added

5. Sometimes you get messages saying "Could not load JToolbarButton ..." for the buttons 'Copy All' and 'Hide Left Side'.

6. In Joomla 3.1, in the template editing screen you get the message 'Warning: simplexml_load_file () [function.simplexml-load-file]: I / O warning: failed to load external entity'.

7. In Joomla 3.1.5, some dropdown lists are not displayed correctly on the menu items editing screen.