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10 January, 2010

qTranslate and multilingual META tags

I use WordPress with qTranslate, but I needed to have multilingual META tags which qTranslate doesn’t support – so I wrote a plugin to do the job myself. It’s pretty basic, but I thought I would share in case anyone else needs something similar.

Plugin can be found on WordPress’ Plugin site here: qTranslate Meta at WP Plugin Directory.

For users of qTranslate META 0.9.1 and older, to make the plugin work on a “static” homepage you should change the title hook used from single_post_title to wp_title (in qtranslate-meta.php, line 29). As of version 1.0.0, you can now set this directly from the plugin’s setting page, without having to edit any PHP code.

Thanks

I’d like to thank the following people for their contributions (in chronological order):

  • Victor Berchet — Help with initial localisation; French translation
  • Benoit Gauthier — autosave bug fix
  • Filippo Pisano — Italian translation
  • Marcis G. — Belorussian translation
  • Almaz — Russian translation
  • Renate Kramer — German translation
  • Rene — Dutch translation

4 January, 2010

WordPress NextGEN Gallery – Thumbnail Generation PHP Memory Limit

The name says it all, if you use NextGen Gallery and have problems with GD thumnbnail generation, you might want to consider upping the PHP memory limit. You probably already suspected it, and it can be done by simply uncommenting one line of code.

Link here: Thumbnail Generation PHP Memory Limit NextGEN Gallery » Visser Labs.

12 October, 2009

qTranslate Widget Validation Fixer – No longer necessary?

So after upgrading to qTranslate version 2.5 I am not longer getting the validation error I used to get, ie meaning the small plugin is no longer needed.

Can anyone else confirm this?

25 August, 2009

qTranslate and Theme Hybrid: Multilingual META fields

So I wrote this code for allowing multilingual editing of the META fields when using Theme Hybrid (the “Hybrid Settings” panel on any add/edit post/page.

Here is the functions.php file, this should of course be combined with whatever else you’re using..

This is still an early version, so if anyone tries it out let me know if you have any issues/feature suggestions!

Download: functions-example.zip

23 August, 2009

qTranslate Widget Validation Fixer

This is a small plugin which fixes a validation error I was having with otherwise brilliant qTranslate plugin. Basically there were duplicate ID’s on the page, and I kept getting this error:
ID "qtranslate-3" already defined
For more, refer to this thread.

To date this doesn’t seem to have been fixed (I suspect not everyone experiences this issue), so I wrote a small plugin which manually re-writes on the qTranslate plugin files to get around the error.

Instructions:

  1. Copy into your wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate it (with qTranslate already activated)
  3. You can de-activate immediately afterwards.
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 each time you update qTranslate

Download v1.1: qTrans Fixer Plugin

25 July, 2009

External Linker – My first public WordPress Plugin!

I’ve done quite a few WordPress plugins but this is the first one I’m making public, because I think others might find it useful. Basically, you know how target=_blank is invalid in XHTML strict? Well, this uses a Javascript hack to get around this.  The code was originally taken from this thread I came across: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/11165.htm

More to come soon, meanwhile if you have any comments whatsoever about the plugin just let me know!

Go to WP Plugins Directory page