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  • Resolved magdiczka


    Hey! First of all, congratulations on a very nice plugin, I was already frustrated with what WooCommerce offered in this case and I discovered your plugin that saved my … patience 🙂

    I have one problem though. I translated the plugin to Polish, created .po and .mo files and so on and it seems the translation lives its own life. The translated words appear in the Menu Cart when there is nothing in the cart, but when I put something, I can see polish version during refreshing the page, but it’s back to english after refresh (if you know what I mean). You can check my half finished page here: I give up. Do you have any idea what’s wrong? I have a feeling it’s some small and stupid thing but I’m not able to figure it out…

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  • Plugin Author Ewout


    Thanks for the compliments! I think it’s indeed something very small: AJAX.
    Try closing and re-opening your browser/tab. For me it’s all Polish!

    BTW, the WP Menu Cart comes with Polish translation files by default and includes a few other improvements!

    Let us know if this solves your issue.

    Unfortunately didn’t help 🙁 I reopened the browser, rebooted the computer, deleted all cookies, installed WP Menu Cart instead of the Woocommerce Menu Cart… and no change 🙁 It’s still like that, that I see the polish version of “item” only during refreshing the page, and after refresh it’s back to english.

    Btw, how does the plugin know which language to use? 🙂 I know, it’s probably a stupid question…

    Plugin Author Ewout


    Hi Magiczka,
    I’m sorry that didn’t help. The plugin doesn’t determine the language, it just supplies the appropiate files and it’s WordPress that ‘knows’ which language to use according to your site’s settings.

    I have checked again and after some browsing I see what you mean. I also noticed that the URL takes an argument for a language. Does that mean you are using some sort of third party plugin to do translations? This might be the root cause of your issue…

    I also noticed that when I added a product to the cart, the message was in English, whereas all other WooCommerce buttons and text is in polish. This might have the same cause, though of course that could just be a missing translation.

    Let us know so we can help you figure out this problem.

    Yes, I use Polylang plugin – I’m going to translate the page into different languages. When I deactivated polylang, everything became totally english. You think it’s possible that the problem is caused by WordPress being set up to us english? (it drove me crazy that parts of the dashboard were in polish, the rest in english, and I rather think in english while working on it – that’s why I changed it)

    Yep, that was it… Seems like one of us needs to get crazy – either me using “almost polish” translation of wordpress dashboard, or the page trying to figure out what language I want from it.

    Well thank you for your time and directions what to do! 🙂

    Plugin Author Ewout


    Good to hear you found the issue, though I can imagine how frustrating that must be. So yes, our plugin defaults to the WordPress language. Apparently the Polylang plugin doesn’t play very nice with AJAX: Polylang does its thing and translates everything and then AJAX (we hook into the WooCommerce AJAX system) comes in and loads the ‘future version’. Idially it should be the other way around, but we haven’t found a proper way to control that behaviour. That also means that although it works for you now, once you start using Polylang to enable other languages on your site too, you will face the same issue again.

    Hope that explains everything. Let us know if you have any other questions!

    Well, seems like there are some issues waiting for me in the future 🙁 But now I finally understand what was causing this weird behaviour of the plugin. We’ll see if I can figure it out for other languages, but that’s for some other time.

    Thanks a lot! Hopefully, I won’t be back to you with other questions 😉

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