double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

05.01.2012 18:26
#1
ciccio3
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: ciccio
07.09.2011
Posts: 47
Quote
double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

Hi
I have this problem I can't figure out:
I installed xmap componenet and related plugin for joomshopping.
Everything worked fine installation etc.
But when I create the map for my website it only creates map for english language. When I have installed italian and english.
I created menus for both italian and english.
I directly set my italian and english homepage as joomshopping menu item so that when somebody enter my website joomshopping is in first page.
I have sef enabled and choose as an alias "english-shop" for english home (joomshopping item) and "negozio italiano" as alias for italian home menu item.
Now first problem is with xmap generating only english map.
Second problem is that xmap generates map for products like this (for example): http://www.mywebsite.com/en/english-shop/french-wines
While on my frontend website links appear like:
http://www.mywebsite.com/en/component/jshopping/category1

What am I doing wrong? Why is alias showing as component/jshopping instead of "english-shop" for eng and "negozio italiano" for ita?
Actually I'd rather prefer the two alias not to appear at all and show links like http://www.mywebsite.com/en/category1
http://www.mywebsite.com/it/categoria1 for example.

Hope i managed to explain what I meant!
Thank you in advance, I'm going mad with this issue


Letzte Änderung: 12.05.2012 02:17
 
05.01.2012 23:37
#2
swissa
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: swissandy
10.10.2011
Posts: 166
Quote
Aw: double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

I have a dual language site too and had a similar problem.

Create two xmaps. One for each language. Then submit both to Google.

Easiest way to do this? Not sure what xmap generator you are using but I did it in admin by generating one (which came out in English just like yours) and then I made a new one and guess what it? It tried to do it in english again so I replaced in the url the /en/ for /de/ and let it run. I now have two maps - 1 in English and 1 in German. Both are now registered with Google.

Hope that helps you.

 
05.01.2012 23:52
#3
ciccio3
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: ciccio
07.09.2011
Posts: 47
Quote
Aw: double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

Thank you very much!
Anyway I used a similar solution pasting everything to one sitemap and uploading it to google, but my italian links are not indexed by google for some reason although they are correct. Now I managed to make alias work but only the english one so also for italian I have english-shop/category even if typing negozio-italiano/category in the browser links me to the right page.
Do you have working aliases? do you mind if I take a look at you website to see if your aliases work?

Thanks :-)


Letzte Änderung: 05.01.2012 23:54
 
06.01.2012 01:15
#4
swissa
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: swissandy
10.10.2011
Posts: 166
Quote
Aw: double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

Prego! Figurati!

Take a look it you want.

http://david-online.ch/en/?option=com_xmap&view=xml&id=5

http://david-online.ch/de/?option=com_xmap&view=xml&id=6

I have it set up that both shops use /shop/ and I let JoomShopping take care of the multi-language. For the rest of the site I use Joomla to do the languages. Maybe not normal I don't know but I found it to be the best way to do it.

Like your site map there is some funny stuff in there including /login/ and /logout/ but this is because it lists every single page. I have products on lots of pages so it includes them all and where they are even if it is the same product. It doesn't just take them from joomshopping. Your site is probably the same.

Egal. Google scans both the site maps so I'm happy! :-)

If I can help you more just ask. There is a link at the bottom of that site - eCommerce. Or use the contact page on the site if you want to.

Ciao


Letzte Änderung: 06.01.2012 01:54
 
07.01.2012 05:10
#5
ciccio3
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: ciccio
07.09.2011
Posts: 47
Quote
Aw: double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

Ciao! ho visto il tuo sito, Nice look!

Anyway It looks like you have the same "issue" of mine

For example in both english and swiss language if you click on the category "business shirts" or in swiss "business-hemden" the link you can see in the browser is /shop/business-hemden for swiss and not shop-de/business-hemden

But if you look at the sitemap is

http://david-online.ch/en/shop/business-shirts for eng

http://david-online.ch/de/shop-de/business-hemden for swiss (with SHOP-DE).

I'm not sure If I've been clear on what I meant nor actually I'm sure this is an issue... but my site reacts the same way; always using the english alias

boh! :-)


Letzte Änderung: 07.01.2012 05:15
 
07.01.2012 09:59
#6
swissa
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: swissandy
10.10.2011
Posts: 166
Quote
Aw: double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

Ciao!

Think its to do with the xmap scanning both the menu system, shop-de, and the component joomshopping.

I'm not sure it is an issue for me. Google lists them all and if clicked it brings people to the site and in reality that's what we are interested in - traffic! :-)

Good luck with the site.

 
07.01.2012 23:35
#7
ciccio3
Joomshopping forum user no avatar
Name: ciccio
07.09.2011
Posts: 47
Quote
Aw: double Problem with xmap plugin and multilanguage

I updated to 3.3.2 and it seems issue has been fixed now!

 
Copyrights MAXXmarketing GmbH. All Rights Reserved