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qTranslate

Adds userfriendly multilingual content management and translation support into WordPress.

13 reviews
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1 star
Warning: One way street - no way to uninstall safely
By , for WP 3.8.1

Warning: Once you install this plugin there is no safe way to de-activate or uninstall it. I know. I tried and it left me with an unusable site. I tried to fix it but the problem was so bad that in the end, I re-installed it. That fixed the problem but now I have a plugin I don't really want.

The reason I wanted to remove it was that I discovered that this plugin had a conflict with another (easy modal) that I wanted to use. I understand that this can happen but you would expect to be able to de-activate a plugin without impact. Not so for qTranslate. When you do, it changes all of your pages. It saves ALL of the language versions of each page by appending them all into a single page! It wrecks your menu in a similar manner. It also left two of my critical plugins (justified image grid and meta slider) non-functional. In effect, my site became crippled.

I realise that this plugin has a huge following but be aware that if you install it, you will have to keep using it forever. There is no way to remove it safely. I'm facing a complete rebuild.

1 star
Stay away. Do not use. Your site will probably break.
By , for WP 3.8.1

Unfortunately the author, Qian Qin, is often too busy to busy to test the plugin with new releases.

He has also included some code that automatically disabled the plugin at every core update. Now that updates are automatic, this will automatically break your site.

Many people have offered to contribute or help and he has ignored them.

This could be a good plugin, but instead it is a serious pain. With ove a million downloads at the mercy of one negligent author, this is a disaster

Save yourself a lot of trouble an use WPML, polylang or some other better supported solution.

1 star
Worst plugin ever
By , for WP 3.8

Like in the title. Please, users, don't use this! (Paid) WPML and (free) PolyLang are much better.

1 star
wordpress 3.8 qtranslate broken
By ,

The backend is broken. There is no control of languages after updating wordpress on 3.8 and no way to contact the creator of this plugin :(

1 star
No support when there are errors
By , for WP 3.7.1

I was using a previous version of qtranslate and everything worked fine. I updated to the newest version released few days ago and now I have a problem. I posted the problem on the Forum and I received no help. I can't understand they are developing a plugin and they don't even try to check what people say about it in order to fix errors. Good tool, disappointing development & support team.

1 star
Not working at all and in config version change not helping
By , for WP 3.7.1

Not working at all and in config version change not helping

1 star
Not compatible with 3.7.1
By , for WP 3.7.1

Disappointing, because it looked so promising! Maybe some of these work-arounds posted would solve the issue of qTranslate not being updated. But frankly, I don't want to jeopardize my site for one plugin, and I don't want to spend a lot of extra time to make it work and most of all, I am not going to revert to an older Wordpres to accommodate a plugin! That makes no sense at all. So I'll continue to look for a multi-lingual plugin that works with the current WordPress.

1 star
Poor support
By , for WP 3.6.1

Broken.

1 star
Advertisment message on activation
By , for WP 3.6.1

I'm waiting for the next update. Message after installing the plugin told me on my website that this version is not compatible with wordpress 3.6.1 as I read the opposite on wordpress.org

1 star
no updates, not working with 3.5
By , for WP 3.5

no updates since x month. Autor not available. No answers in his forum.

Very bad!

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