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  • Hello folks,

    Firstly awesome work to everyone working on the WP project, its a quality and just works unlike a lot of other off the shelf software!

    I’m new to WP and was hoping for some plugin advise from the more experienced members here. Basically im developing a site for my up coming wedding, yes there a lots of posts on similar sites but nothing quite what im after, hence the post.

    Heres my requirements and the plugins i’m currently using (with the issues im facing). So if you can suggest a better free plugin please do so. *Note I havent touched PHP in 9years so am rusty to say the least!!*


      Multilingual Site (en_GB / pt_BR) – Plugins used: xili-language, xili-dictionary, xili-tidy-tags, xili-xl-bbp-addon – Problem faced: Setting flags on 3.8.2 rather than text language selection. I’ve seen lots of posts on previous versions but havent managed to get this working on 3.8.2
      Multilingual RSVP (en_GB / pt_BR) – Plugins used: Google Docs Guestlist – Problem faced: This does 90% of what I want but I wanted to write into a Google Docs Spreadsheet but I wanted to have dual language writing back into the same spreadsheet and the plugin is English only. Also I wanted to gather further information from the guess, i.e. contact telephone number, address, these fields aren’t there by default but I guess I could hack around in the code to add the extra fields / columns etc
      Multilingual Paypal Gift List (en_GB / pt_BR) – Plugins used: Woocommerce, Paypal for Woocommerce, Paypal Currency Converter BASIC for Woocommerce – Problem faced: I wanted to have a multi lingual site with prices on the en_GB page in GBP(£) but when I go to the pt_BR page it shows the price in BRL(R$) along with the Title/Description in the respective language. Also how does this work with the re-direct to paypal? Would it send all purchases to a English version or how could I ensure it forwards to the regional site?
      Multilingual Googlemaps link (with directions options) (en_GB / pt_BR) – Plugins used: Comprehensive Google Map Plugin – Problem faced: I cant find a good free one that allows directions and im unsure how to do the multilingual part

    Any help would be much appreciated from a stressed out groom to be!!

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  • As author of xili-language, I understand your long beginning road. xili-language trilogy is free published since more than 5 years in a contributive approach where I feedback my experience (and long period of works) with WordPress in multilingual context – see this text explaining…

    Flags, for us is a style approach depending of context strategy (flag means country or language ?? ), design and selected theme (from huge available list). The solution is currently in css. In menu or widget, xili-language adds class available for css designing. As in twenty fourteen xili child theme presented as free example, more powerful mechanisms are implemented. (see previous cited link).

    Hey @pete-l,

    what do you mean when you say “Setting flags on 3.8.2 rather than text language selection.” in regards to XILI? You want to have images instead of text links?


    Hi @michel – xiligroup dev – thanks for you reply, basically im using the twentythirteen theme and was looking to get the flags (images) showing in the menu bar rather than “English” “Portuguese”, I’ve uploaded the images into /images/flags/en_gb.jpg and pt_br.jpg then updated the style.css with the following –

    /* xili language flags */
    #xili_language { width: auto; color: #666; height:35px;  padding:0px 0px 20px 0;
    #xili_language .xl {
    	font-size: 13px;
    	line-height: 18px;
    	width: 100%;
    	display: block;
    #xili_language .xl ul {
    	list-style: none;
    #xili_language .xl li {
    	float: left; display:inline;
    	padding:1px 2px;
    #xili_language a {color: #666;
    	text-transform: uppercase;
    	font-size: 10px;
    	display: block; text-decoration: none;
    	letter-spacing: 1px;
    ul#menu-languages li.lang-en_gb, ul#menu-languages li.lang-pt_br {text-indent:-9999px; width:18px; }
    ul#menu-languages li.lang-en_gb a {background: transparent url('images/flags/en_gb.jpg') no-repeat center 5px;}
    ul#menu-languages li.lang-pt_br a {background: transparent url('images/flags/pt_br.jpg') no-repeat center 5px;}
    /* li#menu-xlang-separator a {display:none;} */

    I’ll take a look at the twentyfourteen theme if things are more powerful in it 🙂

    @yogieanamcara – Yep sorry I should have been a bit clearer, I was referring to the country flags (.jpg’s) rather than Text languages in the menu bar.

    Have you analysed the example multilingual twentythirteen-xili child theme available and based from series of embedded themes in WP ?
    The sources are now downloadable in GitHub.
    It is a very powerful implementation based on a php class provided by xili-language plugin.
    Good work !

    Just installed the child theme and its all good now! Thanks!

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