Smug Translate

January 14th, 2012

Smug TranslateSince Google discontinued the Translate API on Dec 1, 2011 I had to create a module using their new code.

All it does is sit in a module location and translates the site into the language the visitor chooses (depending on Google availability and accuracy). Very similar, if not exactly like every other translate module.

No settings, it just works. Install it. Place it in a Module location. Enable it. Ensure it is visible on all pages. Refresh. Done.

Not rocket science. Simple and effective. Created and tested for Joomla 1.7.3 (and now J1.5!)

New as of Jan 25, 2012 – Thanks to Chris Potter ( for modifying the code to work with Joomla 1.5! Woot!

Both versions are included with the download. Files are named appropriately.