Finally, WPML 3.1.4 is released. This has been a bumpy ride, but I think that we only came out stronger. WPML 3.1.4 delivers much improved performance, new features and greater stability.
The premature release of WPML 3.1, almost 3 weeks ago, had introduced a number of critical bugs, which shouldn’t have slipped our testing. In the time since then, our entire development team worked on handling these bugs and anything else anyone had problem with. The result of this intensive work is WPML 3.1.4, which includes very significant performance improvements, a new capabilities system and a very smooth ride.
It’s a major update. As such, we recommend to back up your database before updating. You should really back up your DB before any round of theme, plugins or WordPress update. Usually things go smoothly, but having that backup from before the update will make life easier, if you need any help later.
Download and upgrade
If you are using our Installer plugin, you will receive this update automatically to your WordPress admin. You can always download manually from your WPML account.
Again, this is a pretty major upgrade, with almost every file in WPML edited. We backed up our database before this release and you should too.
WPML 3.1.4 is the result of very hard work from the entire team. Want to meet them?
Andrea is WPML’s lead developer. Many of the excellent database caching improvements in WPML came from Andrea’s brain.
Many of you might have run into Konrad in the last few weeks, working on bug analysis. Right now, Konrad is working to further improve WPML performance.
Paweł is the newest member in WPML development team. His work on WPML 3.1.4 was relatively small, but he it taking responsibility for major development in WPML 3.2.
Mihai had led WPML development from its inception and until last year. Now, Mihai is leading WooCommerce Multilingual. Mihai and the entire WooCommerce Multilingual team worked on WPML 3.1.4, crushing bugs and optimizing performance.
Alex has worked on WPML for nearly two years and is now in WooCommerce Multilingual team. Alex worked on critical issues for this release and helped with complex debug for compatibility issues.
Bernat is the newest member of WooCommerce Multilingual team. He helped many clients and focused on compatibility problems with WooCommerce 2.1.
Bigul is our QA specialist. Bigul ran extensive testing for WPML 3.1.4, found last issues and helped ensure that you receive a stable product. Did you know that a complete QA cycle for WPML takes three days, includes different browsers, PHP versions and web servers?
Next for WPML
Remember we talked about opening WPML to other translation services? It’s finally coming in WPML 3.2. Also planned for this release are great improvements for RTL sites, more performance boosting and compatibility with the upcoming WordPress 3.9.
Ideas? Suggestions? Leave your comments and we’ll get back to you.