[wp-hackers] Looking for testers/contributors for multilingual plugin

Nikola Nikolov nikolov.tmw at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 14:26:15 UTC 2013

Well the first and obvious difference - it's free, compared to WPML. As far
as I'm aware - WPML creates additional tables in the database - and
honestly I'm kind of really annoyed by such plugins(especially when you
end-up with double the number of tables just by one plugin). Of course just
the fact that it's free doesn't make it better. Actually I would probably
recommend WPML for a company, since their CMS version is very affordable,
especially if used in multiple projects. And it has one year of support and
upgrades - which is pretty cool.

Like I said - initially I started working on it as a replacement for
qTranslate - since it was buggy and slow and all of that. Initially I'll be
targeting mainly users of qTranslate - offering them a way to move on to a
better-working and better-supported plugin. That's why I've created a
migration tool which automatically moves the content from qTranslate to my

Honestly - I haven't intensively used almost any other multilingual plugins
- I've tried a couple of them and I can't say they're bad at all.

Another aspect - by creating my own plugin I get:
    a) better understanding on how WordPress works
    b) experience in developing in PHP

So, you can also look on this as a self-improving project, besides
everything else.

Now - to answer your actual request - I will do my best to try out multiple
plugins in the next couple of weeks so that I can gather information and
make that comparison.

Thanks for your input,
Nikola Nikolov

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 4:35 PM, Leho Kraav <leho at kraav.com> wrote:

> On 28.06.2013 15:28, Nikola Nikolov wrote:
>> About 7 months ago I started developing a plugin for multilingual content
>> -
>> with the intention to replace the now slow and buggy qTranslate. I've been
>> working on it mostly in my free time and when I had nothing to do at work.
>> I'm glad to say that it's finally getting into a presentable shape and I
>> would love if someone wishes to help me with testing the plugin in various
>> configurations.
>> You can find the code on GitHub -
>> https://github.com/nikolov-**tmw/multilingual-wp<https://github.com/nikolov-tmw/multilingual-wp>. You can download either
>> version 0.1(it's tagged), or download the latest code(which I would kind
>> of
>> recommend in order to explore the latest features - well not that many
>> compared to the "stable" version 0.1, but still).
> I would really appreciate some comparison table type thing on "how is this
> any better than WPML (or other established multi-lingual plugins, there are
> more than just qT)"
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