I’ve been using qTranslate for quite a lot of time, but since it’s author no longer has the needed time and basically no one is running the project any more(well the forums are still active and bugfixes get posted there from time to time), I decided to start working on a new Multilingual plugin for WordPress.
So far, I’ve reached the point at which I think is ok for people to alpha test the plugin. It’s at the very basic stage yet – a lot of features have not been implemented yet, but it’s generally working.
If someone is interested in testing the plugin, here are the requirements that you need to meet:
- Free time – this is more or less required, since in order to track down bugs, you’ll need to play a bit with the plugin.
- You can set-up a test WordPress installation – this is really important! You should not install the dev plugin on a live site!
- GitHub account – since this is where I host my code right now, you’ll need a GitHub account in order to post bug tickets(GitHub account is easy to create).
I think that’s the main stuff – if you meet those requirements, I’d love you to be a tester. If you don’t meet them, then I’d suggest you wait until a stable version is released
Here’s what you need to do if you’ve decided to join the beta testing:
- Create a test installation of WordPress – if possible, make this a fully-functional installation(with all plugins, content, etc).
- Get the plugin files – go to GitHub and download the files(there should be a “ZIP” button on the left).
- Once you get the zip – install it like a normal plugin on your WordPress site.
- Go to the Multilingual WP page in the WordPress administration – under the “General Settings” tab, you will see the enabled languages, post types and general settings. Under the “Language Settings” tab, you can change the settings for each currently registered language.
- Under Multilingual WP > Add New Language you can add a new language.
- Try different plugins and themes to see if things work properly
When you activate the plugin and select which post types you want to have multilingual support, you can go and edit each post type. While the page is loading, you won’t see anything(since the default editors are hidden). Then you’ll see something like this.
Also, you need to know the things that have not been implemented yet.
For now I want to see if there is interest in the plugin and whether I can find people to help me with the testing.
Thank you for your time,
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