Actually, we’re pretty happy with how WPML 2.5.1 and WordPress 3.4 came out. For 99% of the sites, everything is working great. We did find some glitches that affect several sites and we decided to make this release of WPML 2.5.2.
What’s fixed in WPML 2.5.2
- ‘Get Quote’ from ICanLocalize – well, that’s embarrassing. Out of all things, we had to break the quote mechanism for our own translation service. It’s fixed
- Slug not auto-generated correctly - If you leave the slug (post name) empty, you’d get the post ID and not the name. Fixed.
- RTL support not complete – we added a DIR attribute to HTML when displaying RTL (Right to Left) languages.
We’re going to update WPML’s official version to this in a couple of days. Please install this 2nd beta version and see that everything is running smooth for you now with WordPress 3.4.
To get this beta version, log in to your WPML account and go to Downloads. Scroll all the way to the bottom, to where it says ‘Beta’. Download and extract the ZIP. It includes all of WPML’s components.
WPML 2.6.0 Features Preview
Just in case you’re wondering, fixing bugs is fun, but it’s not the only thing on our mind. We’re working on WPML 2.6.0. Here’s our wish-list for WPML 2.6.0:
- Auto-download translations for WordPress core, directly into WPML String Translation mechanism (no need for .mo files anymore).
- Support languages in domains in multisite installs (very experimental feature)
- Allow translating slugs of custom post types and taxonomy (also, super-experimental)
As always, when we’re starting new versions, we set ambitious goals. We really hope that we’ll manage with these features. I’ll let you know how it goes.