Empty List of Language Switcher Module in Joomla 1.7
In Joomla 1.7 you may face an issue when the language switcher module list is empty. This problem might occur even if Joomla is newly installed and does not have any upgrades or modifications, but with an additional language installed.
This issue may be caused because of these reasons:
- The content was added in both languages that are installed in Joomla. It means you have the same content added in the pages but in different languages and it turns out to be a conflict in Joomla language settings.
- Menu items for both languages were made within one menu with an anchor feature. In this case, menu items were connected to each other.
If you have exactly the same language and menu settings in the Joomla website, most likely that is what causes the empty list in the language switcher module. To fix this issue, you should create separate menus for each language and set a default menu item for a particular language.
Create a new menu by going to Menus -> Menu Manager -> Add New Menu.
Click on any of them to get to the page for menu editing. There you will be able to adjust various settings which include changing menu language.
Now you should be able to select languages in the language switcher module. If there is a different problem causing this issue, you should use additional sources that describe Joomla Multilanguage.