Create, share and deploy foreign language translations files

JV-LinkDirectory is an extension suite with 1 component and many supporting modules and plugins. There are multiple extensions in this suite which have English language files.


The language files are,

  • {Joomla}/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_jvld.ini
  • {Joomla}/language/en-GB/en-GB.mod_jvld.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_jvld.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.com_jvld.sys.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_app_user_jvld.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_jvextensions_jvldactivities.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_jvextensions_jvldarticle.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_jvldpayment_paypal.ini
  • {Joomla}/administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_xmap_com_jvld.ini

JV-LinkDirectory comes packed with the English language file by default. There are several providers and customers who have shown interest and contributed with foreign language files for JV-LD. You may use them for JV-LD, or create one for your own language, if one for your language is not available already.

Create a translation file for JV-LD component

  • To create a translation, please translate all the the English language phrases available in the above files and store the translated files into your language folders.
  • When you create your language file, you must prefix the filename with {lang_prefix} instead of en-GB. For example, if you are translating en-GB.com_jvld.ini to Russian, then the filename will be ru-Ru.com_jvld.ini and must be stored in ru-RU folder. For spanish, it will be es-ES.com_jvld.ini and must be stored in es-ES folder.
  • Please do not translate any text that appears between { and } in the english file. These texts will be dynamically replaced with their values by JV-LD
  • Please save the language files in UTF-8 format without BOM. For more help, please refer to
  • Please review the translated file for errors, correct them and save the file

The language files must be saved in UTF-8 format without BOM.

Sharing translations with JV-LD Community

  • To share the translated files, zip them first and go to Community Forum area at You may submit the translations at the Support Forum.

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