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qtranslate and search engines (6 posts)

  1. mediacorestudios
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm interested on using this multilingual plugin in a large scale blogging system. I've just installed into a test blog and I did a translation, everything works fine but the permalinks don't change (to the post title specified in the qtranslate title input text) and when my sitemap (Google Sitemap Plugin) is updated, I don't see my new translated page there. I wanted to do this to have the advantage of having just one blog with same content in different languages than several blogs. Can somebody tell me know if Search Engines will index the translated page? It is possible to translate menu links too?



  2. arnee
    Posted 6 years ago #


    thanks to Qian Qin, the current development version of the plugin is able to generate sitemap entries for the different languages. I hadn't time enough to test it yet, so it's still disabled at the moment.

    To try it, download the latest development release here:


    Then open sitema-core.php and go to line 1904 and replace:

    $useQTransLate = false; //function_exists('qtrans_convertURL');


    $useQTransLate = function_exists('qtrans_convertURL');

    Rebuild your sitemap and the additional pages should be included :)

  3. mediacorestudios
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you very much for your answer.
    I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I had installed the latest version of Google Sitemap Generator but there is no sitema-core.php just the localized files, a txt file and xml file and the only php file is sitemap.php that doesn't have the function described by you, I've also looked into qtranslate folder but there is no sitema-core.php anywhere.

    I will really appreciate if you can tell me what I'm doing wrong.


  4. mediacorestudios
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Nevermind, I'm really dumb for not paying attention to your post, I had the stable version but now I've download the latest beta and I've found the sitema-core.php.

    Everything works great and I see the new language pages added to the sitemap.xml.

    Do you think Google will take this as duplicated content as is the same permalink (only with the /es/ added) but different content language.

    Do you know if there is a way to put permalinks in other language ala Gengo?

    Thanks again!

  5. mediacorestudios
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Also with qtranslate installed, when I do a search in other language, I get the result page in english, the result is correct but it should show the other language version as I was searching for the keyword in the secondary language. In this case I get the result in the main language and I have to switch to the secondary language in the sidebar flags.

    Any thoughts?

  6. mediacorestudios
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Arnee, after playing around with your latest beta plugin and qtranslate, I have around 200 pages and just 2 posts translated but when I have enabled this function for qtranslate in sitema-core.php I got ALL pages duplicated with the \es\ for spanish even if they don't have the translations, I thin this is s no-go for google that will find double pages duplicated content. I thought sitemaps will append to to the list of links only the posts that have translation.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong or do you have a fix for this?

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