If you’re running a blog farm and wanted to use WPML, you now can. This release fixes a few problems which prevented WPML from running MultiSite with WordPress 3.0.
MultiSite Support boils down to sitewide activation. Until now it just didn’t work, producing all sorts of errors. As of WPML 1.7.9, sitewide activation works just fine, so you can power a multilingual blog-farm with WPML.
WPML now also scans plugins in the MU plugins directory for texts to translate.
Theme Localization for Sites With no English
If your site has a default language other than English, it was pretty much impossible to use WPML’s theme localization. WPML assumed that the theme’s texts were in the default language of your site.
On the surface, this makes sense, but since almost all themes are written originally in English, it was a mistake.
It’s fixed now. You can have a site in any language(s) and still translate the theme from English.
We’ve fixed a fair number of bugs in this release. Many of them are very rarely noticed but some are more ‘popular’. Here they are:
- Pagination for custom types didn’t work.
- Search returned everything in all languages.
- Thickbox popups were broken.
- post_parent function with auto ID adjustment was broken.
Next Up – Multilingual Menus
We’ve been planning to add multilingual menu support for a few weeks now, but it kept getting pushed back. No more. This release of WPML closes the bugs that we know of and we’re finally back on track.
We hope to have WPML 1.8.0 with multilingual WordPress menus in about 3 weeks from now. Hang in there, it’s not so long!