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03/18/2015 at 6:55 pm #323438Steven ZahmKeymaster
re: I used Say What? to change: Biographical Info > xxx.
In the backend it has changed, but on the site, it reads “Biography”.
“Biographical Info” does not equal “Biography” they are completely different strings. In this specific case, this is a template specific string (I’ve mentioned those previously) which can be changed using the relevant shortcode option.
re: The text you quoted here
This is specific to cMap, does not apply to Slim Plus.
re: What text domain should I use in order to change labels in the Slim Plus template? And how would I find that out myself?
None, Slim Plus has not yet been updated to be translation ready. Use the shortcodes.
re: The text you quoted here
Still pretty much true… in the quote, I did say “basically” which does not imply “all”. That said, and more importantly, that answer is specific to the user’s questions in that thread.
re: PS: It would be good with some QuickTips describing this…
It’s in the FAQs on the Slim Plus template page.
Here’s how to make it simple…
If you want to make it easy on yourself… use Say What? and set the shortcode options. There’s no guessing because you’re covered.03/18/2015 at 7:43 pm #323444AndersParticipant
Ok, I’ll go with Say What? + short code. I gotta say, customizing this plugin is a little difficult. I still think it’s pretty normal in many plugins that you can easily change the label…03/18/2015 at 9:56 pm #323449Steven ZahmKeymaster
There’s another way of looking at it…
I design for plugin and play… the only setting you have to configure is the directory home page, nothing else. The other options on the settings admin page are completely optional. Honestly… there’s probably already too many options available. I’d love to take some away.
All the shortcode options… they are provided for users who wish to do “advanced” tweaking/configuring.
I could “lock” everything down and not provide the more advanced config options (ie, the dizzying number of shortcode options) like most, nearly all, other plugins do.
That said… I’ve found it easier user to use shortcode options for the strings (* template specific*) and Say What? for core plugin changes. I guess we run and use different plugins because I’ve only run into a handful which allow changing labels at all. So my experience is that is rare, not common.
Could you show me examples? I always keep an eye out for how other plugins solve problems.
The alternative… you would have to deal with a POT file, translating it with Poedit to create the PO file that can be compiled to a MO file which has to be named precisely and uploaded to the correct folder via FTP.
Which sounds easier to you as an end user?
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