Nooku is a new open source content translation solution made for the Joomla 1.5 Content Management System (CMS). A major advantage of doing business online is the ability to attract clients around the globe. Take your website worldwide with Nooku to manage as many different languages as you need.
Nooku was launched to change the way people manage multilingual websites. Nooku was developed by a group of experienced software architects lead by Johan Janssens. Driven by the Nooku Framework, Nooku brings Web 2.0 development to the Joomla CMS. Nooku is the phonetic spelling of the Swahili word “Nuku”, which means “translate” or “to translate”. This name is right in the spirit of the Joomla name, which is derived from the Swahili word “Jumla” meaning “all together” or “as a whole”.
Designed to go beyond the expectations of a basic user, Nooku delivers results without unnecessary complexity. The Nooku architecture seamlessly integrates into the Joomla framework. It fits in so smoothly you’ll barely notice Nooku is there. Translate content, menus, extensions and content all from a familiar Joomla environment without learning a complicated interface.
The multi-level power brings your website into a variety of active online marketplaces. The multi-lingual capability makes it a breeze for publishers to communicate in more than one language based on audience need. Enjoy full management of different language versions of the same website. Nooku is super fast to make Joomla 1.5 sites even faster.
Gauge the success of your site with ease. Nooku gives you statistics so you have a realistic overview of a site’s activity and progression. Know what works and what doesn’t to make updates right away. Track the stats to develop a website for all places and markets.
You don’t have to be a whiz to make your website professional in any language. Nooku works right out of the box with any native Joomla 1.5 extension. No extra extensions are required to get the performance power you want from Nooku.
Gone are the days of convoluted and confusing URLs with Nooku. Your URLs are fully translated and readable by human beings. Make it easier for visitors to find what they need with URLs that make sense in any language. If you have any difficultly with Nooku, they have an international network of partners to help you get up and running right away. Certified integrators help you harness the full capabilities of Nooku to make the most of the translation experience.
Phillipe Chabot, ICT Coordinator at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), stated, “If you are thinking multi-language; Nooku is a must have! Without it we couldn’t even think to migrate to Joomla 1.5 As our website needs to drive 13 different languages. People who will use it won’t believe the features and it’s perfect integration with Joomla. For us this made a giant step forward to improve our web presence. It’s just brilliant!”
Partners such as the UNRIC will have the first opportunity to harness the power of Nooku.