One of the best new features in WordPress 3.0 has to be the new menu system. And now, it’s multilingual too.
We’ve already gone through two developer releases and are thankful for the help we got testing it.
In a nutshell, menus now have languages. When you view the public pages, you’ll see the menu for that language. Got several languages? Add menus for each.
I’m going to recycle Mihai’s how-to video and show it again. If you haven’t yet seen how to translate menus in WordPress, check out the following video:
We know that there is room for improvement, but not having multilingual menus at all is a bit of a pressing issue. We checked and cleaned this version with the basic functionality and will consider adding more multilingual power to menus in the near future.
Next Up – Systematic Translation Process
The next (huge) leap for WPML is a complete translation process. We wrote a bit about that before highlighting side-by-side translation. This is going to take a while to complete, but when it’s done, you’ll get a brand new WPML.
Web developers are not going to feel much difference. The folks who will enjoy this are the actual content managers and translators. They’re going to have a world-class tool for managing translations. With WordPress turning into a real CMS, we believe that now is the time.
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