There is a Joomla! Day in Vancouver this Saturday. I’ll be giving a brief presentation, on as an example of a multilingual Joomla! website, with human-friendly URLs.

Joomla! Day Vancouver is a one-day grassroots conference about the Joomla! content management system (CMS). It will be held in the Alice McKay room at the Library Square Conference Centre, Vancouver Public Library Building, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, from 09h-17:30h on Saturday, June 14, 2008. There are a number of Joomla core team members and superstars attending. There are schedules at and the Facebook page for Joomla Day Vancouver.

I’ll be presenting in a 15-minute “Project Spotlight” session at 11:25h. If my presentation had a title, it would be “ a multilingual Joomla site (with human-friendly URLs too)“. The abstract: It’s straightforward to make a Joomla! site in any one language. Having multiple languages at once takes special tricks. Keeping the URLs friendly for humans and search engines demands more tricks. Vancouver consultant Jim DeLaHunt spotlights his site, It operates in English, Japanese, and German. It uses Joomla! 1.0.x, Joom!Fish and sh404SEF. Joomla! 1.5 and newcomer Nooku are working towards providing the same capabilities, but aren’t quite there yet. For more information, see my blog earlier in 2008, “Human-friendly URLs for a multilingual Joomla! site (“.

You can attend too, for a $25 registration fee. See the registration button at I hope to see you there. Many thanks to Wendy Robinson for organising the day, and to the day’s sponsors.