I have been searching for a simple and supported method for switching between a 2-language version of the same site; 2 WordPress installations, 2 databases and NO multisite.
I'm giving this 4 stars because it works and does exactly what I need. The ONLY reason I'm NOT giving it 5 stars is because it's cryptic as hell.
I realize the plugin developer has freely donated his time to create and share the plugin. Yay. Thanks!
If the developer really wants it to be accessible and user-friendly, I suggest doing one or more of the following (bearing in mind that many people using the plugin are not professional coders):
- Provide up to date written documentation, including examples of how the plugin can be used in a theme.
- Provide some screenshots of how to properly configure the plugin settings.
- Provide some FAQs reflecting some of the common questions being asked in the support forum.
- Provide a basic bilingual demo.
If you're like me and you only need basic switching between 2 sites, pop this into the header.php file on each site:
<?php the_bilingual_link(); ?>
...despite what it says in the "instructions".
Thus endeth my rant.
I've used this plugin for sometime and it has only gotten better over time. The plugin files are concise and well coded. It's versatile and powerful. Could maybe do with better documentation, but I can't let that get in the way of me giving this 5 stars. It's really excellent.
I tried out several bilingual link plug-ins and this was by far THE BEST plug-in out there. Works great for our bilingual hospital website. Excellent documentation, easy to use and speedy support from Yannick the developer. Keep up the great work! HUGE THANKS!
As an independent band with no budget at all (we couldn't pay for any of those pricy plugins like WPLM), We where pretty much forced to developed our bilingual site using two WordPress installs mirroring each other.
The Bilingual Linker plugin was the perfect tool to dynamically link our two installs. Not only is the plugin great, but the developer behind it really went out of his way to help me on a particular request. Very recommended.
It's a shame, this is exactly what I need for my bilingual blog, but I just can't get it to work.
I tried every code possible, all functions I could, researched other people with the same issues and tried all the solutions suggested, tried to put the code everywhere and it just doesn't work. :(
I hope someone takes this idea and turns this into a better, more "modern" and easy to use plugin, or that the developer updates this plugin, because it's something we can't find anywhere right now. :/
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