Allows a complete uninstall and cleanup of qTranslate meta-tags or importing translations into WPML
End of development: as of version 1.5, we're not continuing the development on this plugin. This doesn't mean that it's broken. The plugin works well for most of the people and helped thousands of people to migrate from a free multilingual plugin but without enough support and features to WPML, a more complete solution that also offers great support.
This plugin can either cleanup the qTranslate meta-HTML tags from your site and leave just one 'clean' language, or migrate all languages to WPML's format.
Very important: This plugin will modify the entire content of your database. You must backup your database before attempting to use it.
For complete documentation, please refer to the qTranslate uninstall and WPML importer documentation.
This mode is intended if you just want to keep one language in your site and you want to clean up the language meta-tags that qTranslate added. For this mode, you don't need WPML.
In this mode, the QT import plugin will convert the language information from qTranslate's language tags format to WPML's post-per-language format. For this to work, you must have WPML active in the site (but not necessarily configured).
The import runs in small batches so it doesn't have timeout issues with large databases. You can run it on sites of any size.
During the import process, the plugin generates a set of URL redirect rules. These rules tell visitors and search engines that the URLs in your site have changed (from qTranslate's format to WPML's format). When the import completes, you'll be able to export these rules either as rewrite directives for your .htaccess file or as a PHP file to add to the theme.
You can skip the redirect rules, but then, incoming links to internal pages may lead to 404 pages.
The import tool converts posts, meta data and taxonomy. We tried to take every possible scenario in mind, but there's no alternative to manual testing. Please consider spending time reviewing the final result and possible doing some last touch-ups before relaunching the site with WPML.