New version is here!
Please upgrade! Please, Please upgrade! Please with some sugar on top.
Why you should upgrade?
- This version fixes the Google proxy support, which means that the automated Google Translation will work again.
- This version updates the database format, which means wordpress 4.2 is supported, and you are expected to save ~40% of the current table size
- We finally have an initial version of a backend translation editor, it will show you the strings real people have translated and allow you to quickly review and delete those.
How should you upgrade?
With some luck, you have the option to simply upgrade in your wordpress dashboard. It is recommended that you backup, as there’s no way back after the database upgrade has completed.
Any quirks, issues, problems – the contact us form is your friend.
What is that SuperProxy and why should you enable this?
SuperProxy is our new “Get rich quick” scheme. hmm…
Actually, we are using the end nodes to allow companies and individuals to have distributed access to the web. We will be paying for this traffic, so if you bought a hosting service and you have tons of data transfer you are not using, we will really appreciate that you enable this feature, it will support us and will probably be worth your while. We will publish more details about this as they become available.
And – to the rest of the changelog:
- Woo integration fixes
- Ditch the base64 encoding and reduce size of translatable pages
- Widget fixes makes flags show correctly when wrong box sizing was used
- Removal of front end progress bar, it was rarely seen or used and caused more trouble than it was worth
- 3 new languages supported by bing
- locale shortcode en_US
- avoid translation of non text/json content fixes issues with some download addon plugins
- Support the placeholder attribute, thanks Mark Serellis
- Some support to the business directory plugin
So – Enjoy this version, and don’t be a stranger, let us know how it works for you.
Just wanted to do a quick writeup about what features are planned for the coming year:
- Backend string editor – this feature is about 80% complete by now, it allows you to see strings inserted to the database and perform some actions on those. Things that are now very hard such as removing all translations from a single translator will become a snap. This feature is expected for release in a few weeks.
- Support for widgets in uploads directory – custom widget writers have been complaining (and rightly so) about the fact that upgrading forces a reinstall of the widgets. The basic idea will be to allow some files to stay there and avoid that hassle. This might also open up the option of a downloadable widget directory which will allow us to give more choice of widgets without inflating the plugin file size.
- Frontend string editor – this will create some interface to the strings on the page, that while not being “wysiwyg” will allow some better workflow, mainly with regards to editing meta strings and other hidden strings, with some luck, ajax translations will also be editable after this upgrade. This one will take a few months to come.
- Numeral system support – this feature will automatically translate numbers from the European numeral system to Arabic and Hindi systems (and maybe vice-versa). Not a critical feature but a nice feature coming soon to a parser near you.
- WP Menu integration – not very keen on actually doing this, might happen, might not.
Any comments and ideas will be welcomed below, if they make sense we’ll add them to our workplan. If you really wish to promote a feature you may sponsor the coding, contact us via the form.
Happy new year!
This version adds the new ten languages Google translate has recently added. The release focused on fighting the warnings and bugs that have crept into Transposh in the last year.
One may ask himself, if the software hasn’t changed, how comes bugs have crept in? The answer to that is simple, the software does not exist in a vacuum, things change all the time, new versions of PHP added strict warnings which disturbed some users, there were new releases for wordpress and other software component, as well as changed to the almighty Google translate engine. Those changes created situations that current code was not able to handle, but we wish this new version will be a bit more capable of doing.
Other new stuff includes Yoast SEO sitemaps integration (You need to patch it, instructions are in our code).
A small feature to remove useless auto translations (where the Translations were equal to the original strings, which happens when some sites got blocked by Google)
more stuff, the readme.txt file is your friend.
Hoping to get things more up to speed and rolling
Version 0.9.5 was released not too long ago, and the full version 0.9.5.1 was released as well. You may ask yourself, I am looking for updates in my wordpress dashboard and I don’t see anything, how comes?
This is the exact reason 0.9.5 came to life, there was a critical bug related to a change made in the upgrade api by wordpress 3.8 which made transposh block all updates (including its own) from the dashboard.
So, what to do?
In order to upgrade to the latest full version, there are a few options:
- disable the current Transposh plugin, check for updates, update to version 0.9.5 from wordpress.org, activate the plugin, mark “allow update to the full version” and update again
- delete your current version of the plugin and install the version from wordpress.org and follow the update procedure
- manually download the latest version and just replace the files on your server.
We are truly sorry about this inconvenience
What else is new?
More languages were added to the Google engine, changing the total number to 82 supported languages!
What about 0.9.4?
It was a lovely version, fixed issues with the Google proxy support, we should have written a full post about it too, so 0.9.4, please accept our apology 😉
Enjoy the new version, and don’t hesitate to inform us about any issues
They didn’t go very far, please watch this video or read the instructions below.
What should you do to get them back?
Just upgrade to the full version using the following instructions:
- Upgrade to the latest version from wordpress.org (which will be the last, there)
- Check “allow upgrade to full version” in the settings
- Check for upgrades and perform the upgrade, that’s all!
What’s new in version 0.9.3:
- Update will work from our site
- Some bug fixes
- Ability to remove the rel=alternate which was not always useful
- (0.9.3.1) We have released a sub version to incorporate the new languages supported by Google, making our total count – 73! (If anyone here speaks Hmong, please contact us)
We hope you’ll enjoy this version.