Bilingual Linker

Description

The purpose of this plugin is to allow users to add a link to a translation version of a page or post in the admin and print this link on their blog, on a single post or or a page.

Installation

  1. Download the plugin
  2. Upload entire bilingual-linker folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin in the WordPress Admin
  4. Add links to posts or pages in the WordPress editor
  5. Use the OutputBilingualLink function in the loop to display a link to the item translation.

OutputBilingualLink($post_id, $linktext, $beforelink, $afterlink);

When using in The Loop in any template, you can use $post->ID as the first argument to pass the current post ID being processed.

FAQ

There are currently no FAQs

Reviews

Good But Cryptic

I have been searching for a simple and supported method for switching between a 2-language version of the same site; 2 WordPress installations, 2 databases and NO multisite.

I’m giving this 4 stars because it works and does exactly what I need. The ONLY reason I’m NOT giving it 5 stars is because it’s cryptic as hell.

I realize the plugin developer has freely donated his time to create and share the plugin. Yay. Thanks!

If the developer really wants it to be accessible and user-friendly, I suggest doing one or more of the following (bearing in mind that many people using the plugin are not professional coders):
– Provide up to date written documentation, including examples of how the plugin can be used in a theme.
– Provide some screenshots of how to properly configure the plugin settings.
– Provide some FAQs reflecting some of the common questions being asked in the support forum.
– Provide a basic bilingual demo.

If you’re like me and you only need basic switching between 2 sites, pop this into the header.php file on each site:

<?php
the_bilingual_link();
?>

…despite what it says in the “instructions”.

Thus endeth my rant.

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Contributors & Developers

“Bilingual Linker” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.3.2

  • Adds language selection option in menu builder to be able to create menu items for multiple languages
  • Adds text name to menu items in menu builder to facilitate managing multiple Bilingual Linker menu items

2.3.1

  • Fixed issue with adding Bilingual Linker menu in Menu editor

2.3

  • Added alternate language tags to page header based on user suggestion

2.2.4

  • Correction in donation link

2.2.3

  • Added support to display translation link when posts page is not front page

2.2.2

  • Code fix to use bilingual link set in page editor if page is used as site front page

2.2.1

  • Fix for Bilingual Linker Menu item

2.2

  • Added support for custom post type archive pages

2.1.2

  • Fix for potential XSS vulnerability

2.1.1

  • Fix for menu items all showing translation link

2.1

  • Added new item in WordPress menu builder to be able to easily add Bilingual Linker link to menu

2.0.8

  • Modified the_bilingual_linker function so it can accept arguments as an array
  • Added new option url_only that only echoes or returns the translation URL. This option is only available when sending options as an array.

2.0.7

  • Corrected issue preventing users from specifying HTML in link test, before and after fields in admin panel

2.0.6

  • Corrected issue with new menu suppression options

2.0.5

  • Added options to hide translation link on front page, search page, archive pages and category pages

2.0.4

  • Added option to be able to hide translation links on pages that don’t have a translation

2.0.3

  • Added shortcode [the-bilingual-link]
  • Added field to configure hreflang

2.0.2

  • Corrected PHP Warnings

2.0.1

  • Corrected problem with category meta table creation code

2.0

  • Added support for multiple languages
  • Added ability to assign translation links to categories
  • Translation display link now works on all page types (front page, archives, search results, categories, tag)
  • Created new display function (the_bilingual_link)

1.2.3

  • Added option to specify whether the link should be echoed or sent as a function return value

1.2.2

  • Added option to OutputBilingualLink to be able to provide a default URL to display if no translation link is found

1.2.1

  • Fixed problem with posts extra field getting deleted

1.2

  • Updated Bilingual Linker to support network installations
  • Changed data storage method to use post meta data instead of custom table

1.1

  • Added code to display Bilingual Linker on all post types, not only on posts and pages

1.0

  • Initial functionality
  • Ability to add custom link for translated text in post and page editors
  • Ability to query this address from WordPress theme