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Global Translator

Automatically translates your blog in 48 different languages!


  • Fixed url fragments cleaning


  • Removed N2H Link
  • Fixed regexp patterns


  • Added new option "Not yet translated pages management": you can choose between a 302 redirect and a 503 error on not yet translated pages
  • Better flags layout on admin page


  • fixed some 404 issues reported by Google WebMaster and related to bad parameters attached to the url (usg and rurl)


  • Added 6 new languages


  • Improvements on link cleaning
  • default cache expire time switched to 15 days
  • replaced 503 HTTP code ("Network Temporarily Unreachable") with a 302 redirect on not yet translated pages in order to remove the warning messages on GooGle WebMaster Tool

  • some fixes on the new cleaning system


  • updated page cleaning system in order to prevent new Google updates on the HTML sources


  • Fixed trailing slash issue
  • Replaced 404 errors with 302 redicection for better SEO
  • Other fixes and optimizations


  • Fixed sitemap integration for blogs not installed on the root path
  • Fixed encoding problems related to the introduction of the new Google APIs

  • Hacked new Google URL structure
  • Added support for older PHP versions


  • Added seven new languages: Albanian,Estonian,Galician,Maltese,Thai,Turkish,Hungarian
  • Improved caching performances
  • Added Show/Hide button for statistics on options page
  • Optimized connections to google translation engine


  • Fixed Chinese (Traditional) translation


  • New configuration feature: flags bar in a single image (based on contribution by Amir - http://www.gibni.com)
  • Translated Portuguese languages array (Thanks to Henrique Cintra)
  • Added Chinese (Traditional) translation
  • Fixed "division by zero" error
  • Fixed image map configuration error

  • Better IIS url rewriting support
  • Fixed Norwegian configuration
  • Moved shared function to header.php

  • Changed HTTP error for not yet translated pages from 404 to 503 (Service Temporarily Unavailable)


  • Added 404 error code for not yet translated pages
  • Added support for IIS rewrite rules (based on the usage of "/index.php" at the beginning of the permalink)
  • other performances improvements

  • little fix for cached pages count on options page


  • general performance improvement
  • added check for blocking nested translation requests (i.e. http://www.mysite/en/fr/...)
  • fixed A tags rendering
  • moved cache dir outside the plugin dir
  • fixed options page access problem
  • fixed trailing slash issue

  • removed call to "memory_get_usage" on debug method because it is not supported by certain php versions


  • Added cache compression
  • fixed layout bugs
  • fixed link building problem (internal anchors not working)
  • Added 11 new languages to Google Translation Engine!


  • Added new optional cache invalidation time based parameter


  • Random User Agent selection for translation requests
  • Hacked new Google block introduced on (27th of August 2008)


  • Performances improvement in cache cleaning algorithm
  • fixed the sitemap plugin detection function
  • fixed javascript errors on translated pages


  • Added Debug option on the admin area
  • Added Connection Interval option on the admin area
  • Added more detailed messages and info on the admin page
  • Updated new Promt translation url
  • Fixed some issues about cache cleaning for blogs not using the permalinks
  • Added experimental sitemap integration


  • Fixed cache issue with blogs not using the pemalinks


  • Fixed tags issue with older WordPress versions (2.3.*)


  • Improved cleaning system for translated pages
  • New fast, smart, optimized, self-cleaning and built-in caching system. Drastically reduction of temporarily ban risk
  • Added Widget Title
  • Added 404 error page for deactivated translations

  • Bug fix: Google translation issue


  • Added file extension exclusion for images and resources (they don't need to be translated)
  • Activated new Prompt configuration
  • Fixed little issue with Portuguese translation
  • Fixed Swedish, Arabic and Czech flags icons (thanks to Mijk Bee and Nigel Howarth)
  • Added new (and better) event-based cache invalidation system


  • Added support for 10 new languages for Google Translations engine: Bulgarian, Czech, Croat, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Polish, Rumanian, Swedish, Greek, Norwegian
  • Updated flags icons (provided by famfamfam.com)


  • Updated Prompt engine
  • Added experimental translation engines ban prevention system
  • Improved caching management
  • Improved setup process
  • Fixed a bug on building links for "Default Permalink Structure"


  • Fixed other bug on building links for "Default Permalink Structure"
  • Optimized translation flags for search engines and bots
  • changed cached filename in order to prevent duplicates
  • added messages for filesystem permissions issues
  • updated Google translation languages options (added Greek and Dutch)


  • Fixed bug "Call to a member function on a non-object in /[....]/query.php". It happens only on certain servers with a custom PHP configuration
  • Fixed bug on building links for "Default Permalink Structure"


  • Added two new translation engines: FreeTranslation and Promt Online Translation
  • Added USER-AGENT filter in order to prevent unuseless connections to the translation services
  • Added support for Default Permalink Structure (i.e.: "www.site.com/?p=111")
  • Added widgetization: Global Translator is now widgetized!
  • Fixed some bugs and file permission issues
  • Excluded RSS feeds and trackback urls translation
  • Fixed some problems on translated pages


  • Updated in order to handle the new Babelfish translation URL.(Thanks to Roel!)


  • Fixed some layout issues
  • Fixed url parsing bugs


  • Fixed compatibility problem with Firestats
  • Added the "gltr_" prefix for all the functions names in order to reduce naming conflicts with other plugins
  • Added new configuration feature: now you can choose to enable a custom number of translations
  • Removed PHP short tags
  • Added alt attribute for flags IMG
  • Added support to BabelFish Engine: this should help to solve the "403 Error" by Google
  • Added my signature to the translation bar. It can be removed, but you should add a link to my blog on your blogroll.
  • Replaced all the flags images
  • Added help messages for cache support
  • Added automatic permalink update system: you don't need to re-save your permalinks settings
  • Fixed many link replacement issues
  • Added hreflang attribute to the flags bar links
  • Added id attribute to Tag for each flag link
  • Added DIV tag for the translation bar
  • Added support for the following new languages: Russian, Greek, Dutch


  • Added BLOG_URL variable
  • Improved url replacement
  • Added caching support (experimental): the cached object will be stored inside the following directory: "[...]/wp-content/plugins/global-translator/cache".
  • Fixed japanese support (just another bug)


  • Better request headers
  • Bug fix: the translated page contains also the original page


  • The plugin has been completely rewritten
  • Added permalinks support for all the supported languages
  • Added automatic blog links substitution in order to preserve the selected language.
  • Added Arabic support
  • Fixed Japanese support
  • Removed "setTimeout(180);" call: it is not supported by certain servers
  • Added new option which permits to split the flags in more than one row


  • Bugfix version
  • Added Options Page


  • Initial release

Requires: 2.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.*
Last Updated: 2010-7-25
Active Installs: 20,000+


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