Have you ever heard of a theme has built in front-end and back-end multilingual support for over 14 languages? No? Me neither, but there’s one out!
Langwitch has just launched, exclusive to ThemeForest. Feedback is good till now, with a good number of satisfied customers. It also seems to be generating a lot of interest. It is one of those do-everything themes, so it will most likely garner split-feedback, as many people in the WordPress community are advocating for a return to simplicity in WordPress themes.
The WPML plugin is one of the most successful ever in the WordPress ecosystem, and the team behind it is now looking for full time remote plugin testers.
This is a great opportunity for those of you who have PHP skills and are looking for a job that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
WooCommerce Multilingual is a newly released plugin from WPML, the developers behind the popular WordPress Multilingual plugin. This free plugin allows you to use the great features of WPML to build a multilingual WooCommerce powered eCommerce site. If you want to combine the best multilingual plugin for WordPress with one of the most popular store builders then this plugin is just for you.
When it comes to building a multilingual site in WordPress, it’s necessary to turn to one of the third party plugins out there. Thankfully there are a couple of high quality options available, ranging from free offerings to premium plugins.
When it comes to creating a multilingual WordPress site there are two main approaches to consider. One is the creation of a partially multilingual site where either the published content is available in more than one language, or the WordPress admin dashboard is displayed in multiple languages. The other option is to create a site that is fully multilingual where both the published content and the admin area is available in more than one language.
WordPress 3.6 is not quite ready for production sites yet, but WPML 2.8.2 is out already, with full compatibility for upcoming WordPress 3.6 features.
The major new feature in WordPress 3.6 is the post formats. This is a new (and much improved) GUI that makes the existing post formats feature a lot more usable and fun.
Many plugin and theme developers fail to properly prepare their plugins and themes for localization.
I suspect that rather than an unwillingness on their part to do this important task, it’s instead a case of getting confused about what’s needed.
So let me give you some examples to show how easy it is to prepare strings for localization.
As the usage of WordPress continues to grow exponentially on a global level, so does the need for proper multilingual capabilities on WordPress websites.
Having your site’s content available in several languages makes business sense, after all. In a time where businesses are competing in a global market, you don’t want to leave any potential customers out in the cold just because you haven’t provided content in their native language.
Luckily, WordPress can be a joy to use when creating multilingual content, chiefly due to the presence of a fantastic plugin, aptly named WPML.
If you’re building e-commerce sites with Jigoshop, we have good news for you. Jigoshop Multilingual 1.0 fixes bugs and lets you translate more of your store.
Unfortunately the free qTranslate multilingual plugin has been playing up with version 3.5 of WordPress. If you have a multilingual site based on this plugin, you’re probably scratching your head or praying that an update will be released soon.
Want my recommendation? Move to WPML, the best multilingual plugin for WordPress, guaranteed.