Version 0.5.3 – Ability to translate URLs

This new version allows urls on the site to be translated to given target languages. We would like to thank Hans from Cosmedia (a website about cosmetic surgery and treatments) for sponsoring the work done on this feature, as well as sponsoring a patch to support the custom permalinks plugin. If you are missing a feature, create a ticket for us at the development site and we’ll add it to our todo list. If you want to help us, sponsoring a feature development will help us make it happen faster, and the community to get a more complete product.

There are also further improvements included such as the fact that comments made at languages that are different than the default one are marked as such and become translatable at the default language (you need to mark the translate default language option in the settings), better support for wordpress super cache plugin, and a small upgrade in the jQueryUI version used that helps with wordpress 3.0 coming support.

Last item on this notice agenda is that we want you to know that we have a page on our development site where we maintain third party plugins compatibility list (with patches if required). On our wiki plugin support matrix page, as its a wiki, just create a user on the site and feel free to edit and improve this.

Version 0.4.0 – Happy new integrations

This new version provides integrations with two of the most popular wordpress plugins. The first, google-xml-sitemaps provides a way to create sitemaps for use with google and google webmaster tools, the integration creates for each url in the sitemaps additional urls for the translated pages. This integration needs a simple patch to be performed on the original plugin, read how in the FAQ, or contact us to receive the patched file. We hope that future versions of google-xml-sitemaps will include this patch by default.

The second integration is with wp-super-cache which provides a caching mechanism for wordpress, this plugin is not for the faint of heart and provides a strong caching mechanism in exchange for tons of problems on the way, installation is hard and integration is even harder. However, this integration provides this plugin user a simple change which delete the cached page upon translation action, this prevents translations from happening multiple times and from users to see non-translated content (and in the case of auto-translation, translating again and again).

If you have more plugins you want integration with, and you have ideas on how (and maybe some code), just drop a note here. And yes – happy new decade to us all!


Update 2010/1/3 – It appears there was an error with the patch instructions, the new instructions are updated on this site FAQ section (thanks myatus). The patch can also be directly downloaded from this link : sitemap-core-322-patched