We are very happy to release WPML 3.1.5 today, with complete compatibility for WordPress 3.9, PHP 5.5 and a great list of improvements.
After a first and second beta, we are finally ready with a production release of WPML 3.1.5. This version works smoothly on WordPress 3.9 and covers PHP 5.2.4-5.5.
While WPML 3.1.5 doesn’t include any major functionality, it comes with over 100 stability and performance improvements, so it’s a recommended update for WordPress 3.9 and also for earlier WordPress versions.
Please note that all of WPML’s components have changes. When you upgrade WPML, be sure to update all the components that you’re using.
Upgrading WPML to 3.1.5
If you are using our Installer plugin, this upgrade will be available directly in your WordPress admin. Automatic updates should appear in 12 hours from now.
You can always install WPML manually. This new version is available to download from your WPML.org account, under Downloads.
Next for WPML – Translate complex content easily
WPML lets you translate everything that WordPress creates. This includes pages, posts, custom fields, taxonomy, menus, widgets and strings. But, WordPress has grown and standard content is not everything today.
Plugins like Visual Composer, Gravity Forms and event calendars, as well as themes, such as Headway, DMS and other builders store content in their own unique ways. We want you to be able to translate all this with WPML.
We are starting to work on a major improvement to WPML’s String Translation, which will allow you to do just this. Strings will no longer be just isolated items. When needed, strings will be grouped to form entities (like texts in a form). This update will include a new API for registering strings, so that themes and plugins can register all translatable texts, as parts of complete entities.
To translate these entities, you will go to the Translation Dashboard, select what you want to translate and use WPML’s Translation Editor.
I will write a lot more about this major new feature when we have something. We are also in contact with these major theme and plugin authors, to review the new API and use it in their products.
As always, stability comes first. If you encounter any problems after upgrading WPML, please let us know immediately. The best way is to report issues in our forum.
Idea? Questions? Suggestions? Leave your comments here and we’ll get back to you.