Backend Language Switcher - Joomla! Module - Logo


Name: Backend Language Switcher - Version: 3.1.3 / / / - Type: Module - License: GPLv3
Description: Changes the language directly in the backend - Joomla! Extensions Directory

Overview of all downloads of the extension: BLS - Backend Language Switcher Downloads

Switches the language in the backend directly, without having to leave the opened page!

Module: BLS - Backend Language Switcher
Function: This module allows you to switch the backend language directly.
Languages: English and German

Enhance your backend administration experience with our Language Switching module, designed for instantaneous language changes. This module integrates a convenient dropdown list featuring all available languages, making multilingual management a breeze.

Select your desired language from the list, and it will be loaded instantly, allowing you to continue your work seamlessly on the same page. This feature proves invaluable when validating language files or capturing screenshots in different languages.

Opt for our Language Switching module and transform how you manage multilingual content, streamlining your tasks with quick and easy language transitions.


  • Change the language quickly and directly in the backend
  • All available languages are automatically detected and added to the selection dropdown list
  • Changes have only temporary effect on the session, the default values are loaded after a new login
  • Languages: English and German


Install the module in the backend. Activate it in "Extensions" - "Modules" - "BLS - Backend Language Switcher"

Steps after the installation:

  • 1. Select 'Extensions' - 'Modules'
  • 2. Change the module type of 'Site' to 'Administrator' (at the top in the drop-down lists on the left)
  • 3. Choose 'BLS - Backend Language Switcher'
  • 4. Set or enter the position status or menu, and set the status to 'Published'

Screenshot Bls Backend Language Switcher Joomla3

Installation Tutorial for Joomla! 3.x

Youtube Preview - Video ID MbvhTkFLWy0By clicking the "Play" button, the video is embedded by the provider YouTube. Personal data may be sent to YouTube and cookies may be set by the provider. Therefore, it is possible that the provider stores your accesses and can analyze your behavior. The privacy policy of YouTube and Google can be found at Google Privacy PolicyWatch on YouTube

BLS does not change the default language in the settings of your Joomla! website, but only for the current session.


+ = Added - ! = Removed - ^ = Changed - # = Fixed

Latest release

Version - 2023-11-17

  • + First Pro release for Joomla! 5.x based on BLS Pro version
  • + The plugin "Behaviour - Backward Compatibility" is not required. The extension only uses supported classes in Joomla! 5.


Overview of all downloads of the extension: BLS - Backend Language Switcher Downloads