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Multiple languages blogging. A core solution?

  1. Ihor Vorotnov
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    So far almost all multilingual plugins authors and developers have joined the working group and participate in meetings and discussion. There's a good conversation with Core team as well. Matt Mullenweg is still not convinced, but hey - the initial proposal isn't ready yet. Once it's ready, I'm sure Matt will be convinced (because we are working on a solution at API level, the full implementation should be made by plugins). If you care about it - follow the linked blog and see if you can help. Even if you're not a developer, you can help with use cases, ideas, real world examples etc.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. ChrisFo
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    It depends if I will setup a WP ML page in the next weeks. I care for ca. 3 WP pages, two of them ML. Sincerely it costs me much time to get deeper and understand more then the basics since I do not setup WP pages often, maybe one once a year. I only remember how much of a pain a ML solution in WP is if it should run over years. I had to quit updating WP for keeping the ML functions for the first one I did, the second one runs on MS/ML and hopefully will not break soon...

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  3. Ihor Vorotnov
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    I hear you. I'm setting up ML sites twice a week and know everything inside out. It's a pain in the a$$, whatever available solution you choose.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  4. Stefsi
    Member

    Great idea! Hope that the implementation will be asap!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. Schlauchboot
    Member

    I always install two wordpress and interlink them ... there is the hreflang problem but its quite ok to handle it like this.

    But I can imagine that it becomes pretty annoying with more than two languages so maybe there should be some better solution to that.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. flipside
    Member

    I think it belongs in core. I don't see the advantage of every plugin having its own implementation. Some plugins will do it well, others badly. It will lead to duplication of effort. It would be better for all effort to be concentrated on having a solid implementation in core WP.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. To my mind there is certainly a place for machine translations but not if you want to "help increase the authority level of your blog." Maybe to those that can't see the translation that may think you're an international man of mystery but you will lose any credibility if you rely on software to do what a human should. Could you imagine only using software to do your seo for you? I didn't think so.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. Testsieger
    Member

    I'm using qtranslate and it works good for me. Currently blogging in german and english. I'll check your blog.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  9. It would be pretty nice to actually have some sort of additional tab with the language one configured earlier.

    So when I just have to hit the tab with the specific language I can start writing for the post in this language - way easier than using polylang and all sorts of stuff...

    cheers

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  10. potenzdoc
    Member

    Polylang is my plugin of choise. But yeah a core solution would be great, because from time to time there are some bugs with polylang and not everything works the way i want to.

    Posted: 6 months ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it