Support » Plugin: Polylang » Works great but lacks a few features

  • Nick

    (@luxmedesigner)


    I normally use WPML for multi-language sites, but I decided to give PolyLang a try. Works very well (free version) but lacks a few features. Still, I highly recommend it!

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  • Plugin Author Chouby

    (@chouby)

    Hello,

    Which features do you believe Polylang is lacking?

    Nick

    (@luxmedesigner)

    Hi Chouby,

    For instance, not all strings that need to be translated appear listed under the strings translation tab, therefore, there are sections of the site that still appear in the original language.

    Another option that is missing is the ability to copy the existing content from the default language page while creating a page in a different language (+). This could help expedite the translation process and bring assets that may not need to be translated anyway.

    I encountered other issues while creating a post linking to a brochure in a different language. I updated the link field, but unfortunately, the link was also changed in the original language as well, which is not what I wanted of course.

    Hope this helps!

    Plugin Author Chouby

    (@chouby)

    Hello,

    1. Don’t expect that all the strings appearing in WPML table will appear in Polylang table. WPML combines the features of Polylang and Loco Translate. Polylang strings translations focus on the translation of the dynamic content (mainly to translate options that you entered in the backend). Loco Translate focus on the translation of the theme and plugins (static strings coded in PHP).
    Some themes/plugins are not multilingual ready out of the box, but if you can translate a string with WPML, you can with either Polylang or Loco Translate.

    2. Not available in Polylang, but available in Polylang Pro.

    3. Probably you activated some synchronization and Polylang does the synchronizations that you requested. Another possibility is that your link comes with a theme or plugin which requires this synchronization (for example with a wpml-config.xml file). In that case, Polylang and WPML both honor the same synchronizations and you should ask the theme/plugin developer how to deactivate it.

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