Some background information: The multilingual plugins could be divided into 4 groups (You can make a search: Multilingual WordPress in WordPress.org Documentation), and there this amazing but almost forgotten plugin belongs to the first group: 1) Manage multilingual posts in one post per language (e.g. WPML – paid, xili-language, Polylang, Bogo or Sublanguage).
A rare advantage is that the language of a certain page of the website can also be left undefined; then it will be displayed regardless of the selected site language, whether the page is opened via the Menu or with the “Pages” Widget.
One moderate drawback for me is that I have not been able to translate the site’s Tagline. And as of May 2023, this plugin doesn’t support php 8.x. Everything works fine with Php 7.4. It was in my WP install littlebit slower than Polylang or Bogo. Instead of language flags, it is possible to put a Language Changer entry in the Menu, which can be easily reworded.
If you use a plugin that displays a tree of pages on WP admin pages (eg Admin Menu Tree Page View or F4 Post Tree), unlike Polylang or Bogo, the tree displays pages or posts in all languages at once (this can be annoying if there are hundreds of pages, but however convenient if there are a few dozen of them.)
Unfortunately, it is characteristic of several multilingual plugins (e.g. Sublanguage and Falang) that if the multilingual plugin is deactivated, even for a while, for example to detect the incompatibility of some certain plugins (e.g. with the corresponding plugin Meks Quick Plugin Disabler), the site “locks” to the Home Page. And it only helps if, in addition to clearing the web browser buffer, you briefly change the Homepage from the WP settings, and then back to the original. Fortunately, nLingual does not have this drawback (as well as other plugins belonging to group 1.
Also, when deactivating, with nLingual annoying parentheses will not remain in pages or menus (as in the case of the 2nd group plugins WPGlobus and WP Multilang).
However, for the sake of truth, it should be noted that, like all group 1 plugins, nLingual is little slower compared to those that do not create new pages for additional languages (up to 33% additional server time). This means that we will probably never see a win-win situation in this area.
I hope this trustful multilingual plugin gets also in future updates!
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