Language Domains

Language Domains

  • Easy to install and use
  • Use a separate domain per language
  • Flexible and to the point

This plugin allows you to switch the domain-name as soon as a specific language is selected. Each domain is bound to a language, by configuring the plugin parameters. Once enabled, the plugin detects the current domain name, checks the current language, and redirects to a new domain if needed.

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Current version 1.0.18 (Stable)
Requirements Joomla 2.5 (supported until June 2015)
Joomla 3.0 - Joomla 3.4
PHP 5.4 or higher
Joomla! multilinguality configured
PHP 5.4.0 or higher
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License GNU/GPL (General Public License)

Getting started

  • Install the plugin in the Extension Manager
  • Enable the plugin in the Plugin Manager
  • Configure your languages plus domains in the plugin settings

User Reviews

I just tested this plugin and I recommend it! Very simple to set up and immediately effective! Thanks :)
Robert Gastaud


  • Configure one domain per language
  • Plugin redirects to applicable domain when language is switched
  • Plugin modifies HTML-code to alter all links on the fly

Quick steps to get it working

  • Install this plugin using the Joomla! Extension Manager
  • Disable the core-plugin Language Filter in the Joomla! Plugin Manager
  • Enable the plugin using the Joomla! Plugin Manager
  • Configure the domain-bindings within the plugin parameters

A valid entry for domain-bindings could be:

Credits & Contributions

This plugin has received great improvements from various contributors for which we are very thankful: Jisse Reitsma, Ruud van Zuidam, Sérgio Alves.


Make sure to remove all cookies when you are testing with this plugin. Alternatively restart your browser.

Make sure to disable the System - Language Filter plugin, when this plugin is enabled.

When using caching, beware of using the Sytem - Cache plugin. Under Joomla! 2.5, that plugin does not cache content on a domain-level, so therefor all cache is the same for all domains. Simply put, plugins like ours are not compatible with the System - Cache plugin under Joomla! 2.5. Under Joomla! 3, using the cache-plugin is definitely possible. Test things first with the cache-plugin disabled. If you are enabling the plugin, make sure its ordering is higher than this System - Language Domains plugin - so that the cache-plugin is loaded after this plugin. Also make sure to wipe out the page-cache by using the Cache Manager.

When using the System - SEF plugin to translate links in your content, make sure it is loaded before the Language Domains plugin.

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