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Happy new year 2015 – What’s in store?

Hello everybody,
Just wanted to do a quick writeup about what features are planned for the coming year:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

 

 

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Version 0.9.6.0 – Longest overdue, released on shortest day

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 :)

Enjoy.

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Version 0.9.5 – The lost upgrade

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:

  1. 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
  2. delete your current version of the plugin and install the version from wordpress.org and follow the update procedure
  3. 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

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Version 0.9.3 – Where did my flags go?

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.

 

 

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Goodbye wordpress.org

Goodbye wordpress.org

So long, we were the suckers… :(

Four years after going to the wordpress repository, and 189,795 downloads later, Transposh will be leaving the wordpress.org repository.

Apparently, all this time our widget had a link to our site, and although it was possible to remove it, this was against the wordpress.org guidelines.

This is a guideline that we can not accept, we believe that we deserve credit for our work. Not less than twitter, facebook, or any other well known company providing third party widgets out there.

We also can not accept the fact that our plugin will be removed without notice, and without any time to make changes, right out of the blue.

We can not accept that messages that we post on the plugin forum will be removed just because the moderators don’t like them, or decide that they are against rules that they have created themselves. Rules they don’t want to reconsider.

They are free to make any decision they like, after all, its their hosting and their rules. Can’t ignore that, luckily enough we don’t have to accept them.

If you want to complain, don’t complain here, try and complain on the forums, but my guess is that you will be moderated, wordpress.org is not a democracy, nor is it a GPL compliant site, everything there must be free, in cost, and in speech, that is the reason you got tons of crippled plugins that only serve as promotion to a pro version. This is also what they suggested that we do with Transposh. And we don’t like it, not one bit.

If a next version will ever be uploaded to that site, it will be a crippled version, (without any links here, for sure) and not the most usable version. The latest version (non crippled) will be served right here on the download page. To which we will now have to add an update mechanism.

Feel free to discuss this in the comments here.

So long wordpress.org, and thanks for all the fish.

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