Support » Plugin: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin » Great tool – but 18 mb big

  • i like this plugin, it works great. but it is also the biggest plugin i use. it has about 18mb of size, it is also bigger then my themes … your guys should work on this, problem is the language-folder

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  • Plugin Author David Anderson

    (@davidanderson)

    What’s your suggestion? Unfortunately the wordpress.org system doesn’t allow the unbundling of translations unless they are 100% complete. So, if someone’s produced a 99% complete Polish translation, then our options are: 1) No Polish for anyone, or 2) Bundle the 99% complete translation in the plugin.

    David

    i don’t now, i’m not a developer – i only think that 18mb is very big – you could maybe concentrate to a few languages

    Plugin Author David Anderson

    (@davidanderson)

    All the languages in the plugin are provided by volunteers, who wanted to see UpdraftPlus in their language, and who took the time to translate it…

    Unfortunately, it’s one or the other; these are the technical restrictions imposed by wordpress.org: either a translation is 100%, or it has to go in the plugin.

    i don`t wont to criticize your great work – i was only wondering why other plugins are less smaller and are also in differen languages …

    Plugin Author David Anderson

    (@davidanderson)

    Hi,

    This is likely to be because we’re in 35 different languages, and there are 1444 translatable phrases. The amount of space used by the PO/MO translation files scales linearly with both of those numbers.

    David

    Plugin Author David Anderson

    (@davidanderson)

    By the way – for the paid version, we’re able to deliver translation files from our own servers. As such, the paid version doesn’t contain any language files; they’re all downloaded on-the-fly as/if needed.

    David

    Plugin Author David Anderson

    (@davidanderson)

    Having said that…. once a translation does reach 100%, it can be removed from the plugin itself. 3 that were bundled have reached that mark – as a result, the next UD release will be 1.2MB lighter. 🙂

    hi

    perhaps make langs as install options? that’d save wp.org’ rules and allow users to get just what they need

    thx

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