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When we started working on our Multilingual CMS plugin for WordPress, we tried to look for a good name.

It turns out that the name we picked was a trademark of a different product. A simple search would have revealed it, but we just weren’t aware.

To avoid any problems, we’ve changed our name to:

WPML

(stands for WordPress MultiLingual).

We hope that this name doesn’t upset anyone. We’re unfortunately drilled and pretty effecient at migrating everything, but we’d hate doing it again. Not during 2009 at least.

And, just to let you know, the new release of the plugin, version 0.9.6 (now called WPML Multilingual CMS) includes fixes for several bugs which were kindly reported to us:

  • Custom domains per language work correctly (forced to WPML defaults before)
  • Prevents from being activated on PHP4 (WPML only runs on PHP5)
  • Fixed search in different languages
  • Fixed page edit links in different languages
  • Custom language domains don’t change back to default when switching to different language negotiation scheme.

All these fixes were made possible through error reports from users. We test the plugin before any release, but can sometimes miss problems. Next week, we’ll be launching a technical forum, which will make discussions between us all much easier. We’re looking at bbPress. If you have other ideas, let us know.

5 Responses to “Same plugin, new name”

  1. hello!
    i like this plugin because of its lightness… im using it on my test blog page (still locally on my PC) but im planing to go online soon.
    though i have one problem:
    i’ve noticed that when i choose to use one of a pages i created to show my post’s, that page doesent show up on menu? am i right?
    i disabled all plugins i have but WPML and still that problem exists. is that a bug or what?
    ( Settings – Readdins – Post Page )

    Ok i got it!
    I can use a option Show Categories menu to show posts automagically… Thats cool
    But maybe u could emphasize that more so that people recognize that..
    Thx though!
    cheers!

    • Hi Mario,
      Thanks for your notes. We will consider your suggestion for the later releases.
      Any other suggestions you may have are always highly appreciated.

  2. Your plugin is very good to translation and useful, but I want something translation about Text in Widget, Hope soon. Thank you.

    • Good point. We’re adding support to texts in widgets and other places (like tagline). The next post will describe that a bit more and we’ll be most interested in feedback.