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Since WPML is not free anymore and still one of the most used Wordpress Translation Plugins, is there an open source project that keeps development going? Or something similar that replaces it?

I know there are other alternatives out there, but most have different approaches or features. I for example like the fact, that every translation is in it's own post.

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forgive me for asking, but what I don't understand is that when you like WPML so much, why not just pay the license fee and be done with it? –  Piet Jun 29 '11 at 15:39
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We are a translation agency and we would like to include our own translation API into an existing plugin. With the commercial version of WPML this is not possible. –  Remy Jun 29 '11 at 15:56
    
Let's put is this way: WPML.org is ripping of it's users, asking for a anual fee of 79$, so I am looking for an open source replacement, other that I could switch to with minimal effort and one that is it not going commercial. –  sorin May 10 '12 at 8:04
    
@SorinSbarnea why don't you roll your own then? –  Piet May 11 '12 at 2:06
    
@Sorin Sbarnea that is utterly ridiculous , first off WPLM is open source. Secondly 79$ is a nominal fee to pay for such a well written and comprehensive plugin. Go ahead and write your own and get back to us in 5 years with what you can accomplish. As a real developer WPML has saved me and my clients tens of thousands of $ –  Wyck May 13 '12 at 17:07

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Try qtranslate...I use it religiously. Has some issues like with dates and times, but I always find a solution.

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Thank you dew. I've looked at it, but don't really like the way it stores all translations into the same post. –  Remy Jun 29 '11 at 14:16

There is another solution being developed at the moment:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multilingual-press/

Looks pretty good, but haven't tried it out yet.

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Polylang seems to be a direct alternative to WPML.

From the plugin description:

Polylang allows you to create a bilingual or multilingual WordPress site. You write posts, pages and create categories and post tags as usual, and then define the language for each of them. The translation of a post, whether it is in the default language or not, is optional.

It even can import WPML settings with the WPML to Polylang plugin

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