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  • Resolved tastenmeister

    (@tastenmeister)


    Hello dear meta-slider team,

    in a given project I need to have more than one language on the website. For that I use the plugin Polylang. I read somewhere that Metaslider can handle multi-language sites.

    So I prepared every picture with two languages with polylang.
    But I was not able to find a documentation about the best way how to handle different languages with metaslider. At the moment I clone and translate every slideshow, but that’s not a comfortable way. F.ex. I cannot move slideshows on the top-bar to hold original and cloned slideshow together.

    Do you have any hints or tips for me?

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Tastenmeister

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  • Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @tastenmeister,

    Can you show me a URL with an English version of the slideshow? We just use the built in post_content or post_excerpt to grab the caption, so it should work out of the box.

    Are there specific rules on how to query posts with this language plugin? if so i can write a new query for you. Can you link to that part of the documentation?

    tastenmeister

    (@tastenmeister)

    Hey kbatdorf,

    thanks for your reply. See here a slideshow (copy) using media images which are managed with polylang (polylang can handle media images by cloning them):
    http://blackman-art.de/en/trapped/

    In media overview all images have title and description texts and are marked as english or german by polylang.

    My hope is to get some recommendations about how to handle all that multi language stuff.

    In polylang every post or page gets an language version selector so we can comfortably switch between english/german without leaving the post editor.

    In metasilder this doesnt work (I know, metaslider works independently and very different). But here some switch for changing language would be nice.

    Or as an alternative moving the order of slideshows would be nice, so we can put german/english slideshows next to another.

    Maybe I should send you credentials so you can have a look yourself.

    Have a nice day!

    Regards, Tastenmeister

    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @tastenmeister

    I think I understand now. You’re just looking for an easier UI to edit the captions.

    Can you edit them easily from the media library? If you set a slide to use the image caption/description as the slide caption source, it will pull directly from there. Does that work?

    tastenmeister

    (@tastenmeister)

    I can easily edit caption and description in media library. Polylang let me select for every image the corresponding language to display. But the problem is, that polylang is cloning the image for every language version. That’s why I think my plan will not work.

    The point is that (for now) I have to set all slideshows twice and put the short code on the corresponding landing page (english slideshow on english page version, german sildeshow on the same page in german version).

    My question was to find a better way to handle all this doublettes because of language (best practice advice?). If we have in future a third language, we need to clone every slideshow once again.

    That’s why I’m asking you if there is any way to handle this language issue.

    But making it easier to manage the slideshows, a good idea could be to let the admin sort the sildeshow titles by moving them and maybe some group functionality would be nice, so that I could group similar slideshows together.

    Do you see any chance to adress such a functionality in metasilder development?

    Thanks for help!

    Regards,
    Tastenmeister

    Plugin Contributor kbatdorf

    (@kbat82)

    Hi @tastenmeister

    But the problem is, that polylang is cloning the image for every language version.

    I think this is the issue. What is the filename of the new image? I might be able to give you a function to use this new image based on which language is selected.

    Do you see any chance to adress such a functionality in metasilder development?

    Yes and no. I’m planning to update how the slideshow selection is handled, but more likely it will be organized by most recently modified, with search.

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