WordPress does not support a bilingual or multilingual blog out-of-the-box. There are however Plugins developed by the WordPress community which will allow you to create a multilingual blog easily. Creating a mulitlingual blog is basically installing WordPress in more than one language and letting ...

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Change language by clicking a button

The goal is to offer a button/select drop-down or similar to switch the public interface1) language on the fly. What I'm searching for Plugin or Theme Code... ... or Ideas Using a work-around with ...
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Best Wordpress Multi-language Plugin? [closed]

What is the best multi-language plugin for WordPress? WordPress does not have multi-language support itself, so you need to use a plugin to obtain multi-language functionality. Do not suggest the ...
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Best practices for localizing WordPress content?

A client asked for a blog that will have localized content (i.e. en.blogname.com for English content, fr.blogname.com for French content, etc). Being new to building such a blog, we recently ...
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Best Wordpress Localization Plugin? [closed]

We would like to translate our Wordpress installation into multiple languages. I found the following 3 plugins: ICanLocalize GTS Translation Straker I heard the ICanLocalize is a bit of a mess. ...
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Multilingual WordPress plugins [closed]

I've been using WPML to have multilanguage capabilities in my WordPress implementations. Now WPML has gone commercial, and I'm looking for a open source non-commercial replacement. My main concerns ...
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How to keep plugin translates after updates?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/ bbpress' language folder ( wp-content/plugins/bbpress/bbp-languages ) have that warning: /** * Do not put custom translations here. They will be deleted ...
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HTML inside __() or _e() language translation string

What is the proper approach to building translation strings? For example, echo __( 'Hello ' . $first . ' you owe me money.' ); echo __( '<div><p>Top: ' . $t_margin . '</p>' . ...
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qTranslate get content by language [closed]

How do you get the content by id and by specific language? I need to display two specific language content in a page, regardless of the session's language. So far, this is my progress: this works ...
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Setting WPLANG from a plugin

For a single site wordpress, the language must be set from wp-config.php's WPLANG, but is it possible to set from my plugin which override the default value?
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Change admin language based on user (in single-site)

I'm trying to make a small plugin to install in some sites of a german client. I can make my way around WordPress in german, but would be easier if it was in english. There's a plugin that manages ...
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What are options are there to implement a multi language site

What is the best way to have multiple languages on a site? I was thinking of using WP3.0 and then having each language of the site being a seperate blog in a sub directory. I.E. example.com ...
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What is the best page ordering plugin that works well with WPML?

The title says it all. What is the best page ordering plugin that works well with WPML? It seems that may are reporting issues with different plugins such as my page order and WPML page order. ...
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Rewrite Rule for Multilingual Website, Like qTranslate?

I would like to write my own little plugin for language switching. For that, the very first thing would be to get the rewrite rules running. I have been looking around the web for 2 hours, but I ...
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How do I change the language of only the login page?

My wordpress blog is set up as de_DE. This means that my login page is also displayed in de_DE. I would like to only have the login page in en_US. So, How would I programmatically change a single ...
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How to set back-end language per user?

I would like to use the english interface for the back-end but I would like to set it to native language for an editor. I know WPML has this feature, but I don't want to install the unsupported WPML ...
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Localization: I want the backend: english and frontend in defined language

I'd like to have the backend of Wordpress in English and use a different locale for the frontend so far I figure out perhaps I could do it by setting in the wpconfig the locale I want to use in the ...
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What is better for wordpress performace?

I'm developing a website using the WPML plugin. And I would like to know which is the better option, or even the correct way to change classes or IDs between the languages. Sample code: <ul ...
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WPML: getting page title in different language

i'm running my web in english and german using the WPML plugin. my question: when in english mode - is it possible getting the page_title() but in german? thanks
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Having two different versions of the same post?

I'm currently working on a site that's targeted for beginners in a new language. Now I'm looking for something that can ease my work with having two different versions of the same post. One "easy to ...
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Wordpress | Sub-domain switching

I'm finding a way to redirect to a sub-domain. Sub-domains contain instances of multiple languages, say for an example -: http://mysite/?p=7694 This is the English site and I want it to redirect to ...
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Multi-language permalink in qtranslate

I am using qtranslate plugin for my WordPress site to make it a multi-language site. Now I have got a requirement like For English the url should look like www.sitename.com/contact-en For French the ...
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Multisite - how to remove the root '/' site?

I want to install WP in 3 languages: en, ro, ru mysite.com/en mysite.com/ro mysite.com/ru I was not sure, but installed WP in the root folder. Now I need to redirect visitors to default language. ...
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What is the purpose of adding a .po file?

I added the below code to the function.php of a .po file and finished localization and edited the webconfig.php to add Arabic language but nothing happened. I want to know what should happen. Will the ...
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Titles in my sidebar widget appear in all languages - with qtranslate

So here's my code, using the qTranslate plugin: query_posts(array('post_type' => 'uk_blog', 'numberposts' => 2)); $i = 0; while(have_posts()): the_post($post);?> <div ...
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Does changing 'WPLANG' in wp-config.php just effect the admin language or does it have other consequences?

I am curious to know if setting 'WPLANG' in wp-config.php just effects the admin language or does it have other consequences? I run a blog in a foreign language but use English in my admin. I ...
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Integrate post tags in Post Edit page with qTranslate

Summary In the tags widget in the Post Edit page, I need to know a way to filter through: the tags suggestions the tag terms update when saving or updating the post At least that is what I think ...
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Disable qTranslate by post type in admin + disable per page / post ID on front-end [closed]

I'm trying to find a way to selectively disable qTranslate - I would like to be able to show certain static content on my site in 4 languages, but to then only have a single language (and a simplified ...
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How to add just one page in Arabic

Hi I have a WordPress site where all the content is in English, however I need just one page to be in Arabic with left to right text, plus some bullets which obviously appear on the right instead of ...
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One of the messages in .po file doesn't show up

I've changed a file wp-content/languages/pl_PL.po #: bfa_header.php msgid "notice" msgstr "napis" msgid "Online Information Website" msgstr "Internetowy Portal Informacyjny" msgid "something" ...
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Setting up partial Right-to-Left admin interface

I am building a custom theme WordPress instance, which needs to be Arabic at the public face and English on Admin site, but with RTL (flush right) in editing fields. My theme takes care of the public ...
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Multi-language module in Wordpress or Google sites

Which is an easy software for creating a simple multi-language website? I'd like a button to switch from English to German, for example. I don't want to write code, possibly. Thanks, Carlo
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Qtranslate displays empty categories with get_categories()

I am using qtranslate (Wordpress Plugin) on a website and I don't want to display categories that don't contain posts for a language. So when I do get_categories() (without qtranslate) the ...
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Post and Page Inheritance to subsites in a WordPress Network

I have to develop a multi-country, multi-lingual website. One country may have multiple languages. I have setup a WordPress Network and created subsites for each country like following. abc.com/ > ...
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How to change ?lang=cn into /cn/

I'm trying to add languages to my wordpress driven website and i installed xili-languages plugin. Unfortunately it uses lang param to differentiate between languages and i rather have seen something ...
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Qtranslate + Advanced Custom Fields: how to have a multilanguage wysiwyg editor? [closed]

This is my setup: Wordpress: 3.4.2 qTranslate: 2.5.32 Advanced Custom Field: 3.5.1 i've also installed qTranslate extension: 1.1.1 but I don't know how/if it works... How can I have a ...
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Creating custom permalink structure for languages

I've written a simple multi-language system, whereby clicking on a flag icon sets a one year cookie containing a two letter language code (e.g. nl, de, etc). I hook into the wp action to read the ...
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How to change language?

Sorry for this complete newbie question, but I googled it and cannot find this simple information. I just installed Wordpress today. Right now all text on my Wordpress Blog is in English: "Home", ...
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Separate backend “Widgets” page for each language

Im currently trying to make my backend work with multiple languages. Im using qTranslate as my translation plugin. So far I have accomplished a custom option page with multi-language support. When ...
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How to use both British and American English?

I've taken over a website targeting different markets using five language versions, each is setup as it's own site within a multisite network. The main website mainly targets a British audience and ...
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Setting up a multilingual wordpress site

I am trying to set up a multilingual site using wordpress. I went through Each language in its own WordPress installation and decided to use this option: Plugins like Multisite Language Switcher ...
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How to change menu according to the language?

I want to change primary menu according to the language of the user. I have reviewed multi language plugins such as WPML and qTranslate. They have lots of features but what I want is much simpler than ...
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Custom Meta Field not Working with qTranslate [closed]

I am running the newest WordPress and qTranslate. I have made a page that enables some custom fields that are working ok. qTranslate enables languages like tabs when editing a page. But this ...
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Redirect one of two domains on one Wordpress installation

I have to domains: mydomain.dk and mydomain.de. Both are showing the same page in danish. I have a plugin that takes care of the languages, but I need to connect the .de domain to the german 'language ...
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How do you install a .MO (language file) to use as part of a theme?

I have my own theme that I've created and I need to support 3 languages. I started by adding the gettext functions to my template _e("string","namespace") etc, generated the po file with Poedit, and ...
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Is there a way to localize role labels?

I'm using Justin Tadlock's Members plugin to create new roles and WP Role on Registration to display them on the registration form. I've got a multilang site (English and Spanish) and I've localized ...
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How to manage multiple domain with different languages on each domain with single wordpress installation?

I need to manage multiple domain with different content on each domain. For each domain I need to manage content in different languages. I found we can use WordPress MU Domain Mapping to manage ...
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Should multi-language site using multi-site architecture have default language in base site?

I am setting up a multi-language site using wordpress multi-site and wanted some feedback on the best approach/best practice. I will have the following languages: en, sa, de, ru. en is default. ...
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Making a theme multilingual by adding a custom taxonomy to posts and pages called “Languages”?

Recently, I've been thinking of implementing an easy and simple localization feature in my WordPress site. I thought about adding a custom taxonomy to my posts, and pages called "Languages." So ...
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TinyMCE - Add button that changes direction of selected text

Ok, I am going to create website in Urdu(rtl) & English(ltr) language that contain paragraphs like this: <p style="direction:rtl">کیا حال ہے buddy? سب خیریت ہے؟</p> You can see that ...
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How to update records using $wpdb?

I am migrating non-wp database to Wordpress (for the first time in my life, and hopefully the last). As both new and old websites are multilingual, one of the tasks for me is to connect the articles ...