Senff has been creating websites for about 18 years and can be found tinkering with WordPress at the most unusual times of day. His (somewhat) blog can be found at Senff.com.
In part one of this series, we looked at WPML, the popular translation/multilanguage plugin. Part two focused on the plugin’s more advanced features and extension options.
But what if WPML is just not for you, for whatever reason? Here are some alternatives to consider.
In part one of this series, we saw how WPML can help you to serve the main contents of your site in more than one language, and how those various translations can be linked to eachother, so that a translation of anything is just one click away.
But, that was just limited to posts, pages, categories and menus — really just the core WordPress functionalities. It’s really just the tip of the iceberg, and we can go much further with that. Let’s look at some options that will make a site truly translateable, with some WPML add-on plugins that are either very handy, or apply to very popular plugins.
So, I live in Montreal, Quebec (that’s Canada). You might wonder why that is relevant information on a site like this, where we deal with WordPress development.
Over here, English and French are spoken. And so the issue of having a fully bilingual site comes up more often than not. Using WordPress, do we tackle this by creating 2 separate websites, each in its own language? Or maybe just create one site but have 2 versions for each and every individual post/page?
While NextGen Gallery currently rules as the most popular gallery plugin for WordPress, Envira Gallery takes it on by claiming to be fast, simple, and efficient. Does it live up to its promises? It sure looks like it…!
Of all the form plugins out there, it seems that the mighty Gravity Forms is the undisputed king. But of course, that doesn’t mean you should blindly use it just because “everybody else uses it”. How do other plugins compare? Are there any others that are worth considering? We’re going to take a look at two others: Formidable and Ninja Forms and see how they measure up against the current top choice.