[Plugin: Polylang] BUG: Creating new language doesn't copy original's metadata
You may have a philosophical argument with how I believe this should work, but hear me out…
If I have a post written in one language, I’ve probably set all my tags, some custom fields, a category, and probably a number of other details from 3rd-party plugins.
Creating a new translation of that post should really mean creating a *DUPLICATE* of the original post in all respects, except the body of the post and the excerpt.
(i.e. the metadata relating to the post – it’s category, fields, etc. hasn’t changed, only the words themselves).
However, clicking “Add New” creates a blank post with merely a relationship to the original language.
I’d like to suggest that this is an extremely necessary feature that’s not yet in Polylang – clicking “Add New” should duplicate the post, then blank-out the value of the editor and excerpt textboxes.
This way, we’re really *re-creating* the post in a new language, rather than starting completely from scratch…
This would save a LOT of work, and ensure consistency across languages (i.e. search results and SEO would work properly, etc.)
Perhaps integrating code from plugins like “Duplicate Post” (or other clone-post plugins) would be a helpful start…. I’d be happy to assist where I can, as I intend to use this plugin on a complete encyclopedia reference site I’m working on!!!
Great work tho, keep it up.
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