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12/13/2018 at 12:07 pm #479339
I know you could translate the Connections Form with Loco Translate, but that make the form ALL Chinese. I want to keep both language versions of the form and switch the language according to which language on the front end is detected.
Is it possible to a Chinese translated version of the form to show when you switch to the Chinese version of my website and have the English version of the form show on the English version of my site?
I am using WPGlobus translation plugin for my site and works similar to Polylang where you have two language versions of your Pages in ONE website and it switches the language which is detected when you use switch the language on the menu.12/13/2018 at 1:00 pm #479340
Connections and its addons are translation ready like most other plugins.
There are no Chinese translations available for Connections or Form, so, for them to show in Chinese, the translations need to be created.
I would suggest focusing on the strings that display on the page. Otherwise it would be daunting task. You can use Loco Translate (or POEdit) to search for those particular and translate them. You will only see English until you do.12/13/2018 at 1:07 pm #479341
Steven, I understand that part, I mean after I add Chinese translations, will I be able to have BOTH English form visible for English detected language and Chinese translated form show when detected language is Chinese?
That’s all I need to know, if it works in compatibility with multilanguage switchers like WPGlobus and Polylang12/13/2018 at 1:11 pm #479342
I don’t want to do all the translation work and later find out it doesn’t work compatible with what I want or plugins I am currently using.12/13/2018 at 1:13 pm #479343
Actually, I am using the WPGlobus translation plugin at the moment (it works similar to Polylang but not using Polylang)12/13/2018 at 1:18 pm #479344
I started 3% of the Chinese translations in Loco translate already, but I want to confirm if after I integrate the translation PO/MO if I would be able to use the Chinese translations visible ONLY in the detected language and still see the English Connections form in the English detected language for my website.
I don’t want to waste too much effort doing something I know doesn’t work what I was going for.12/13/2018 at 1:23 pm #479345
Yes, good advice, I was also thinking about translating only the visible strings, but still would like to confirm if I would be able use BOTH English and Chinese translations of the Connections form on my site.
English Connections form for only the English detected website and Chinese Connections Form for ONLY the Chinese ZH detected language of my website.
I just need a yes or no before I finish off the strings.12/13/2018 at 1:28 pm #479346
RE: after I add Chinese translations, will I be able to have BOTH English form visible for English detected language and Chinese translated form show when detected language is Chinese?
It should be, there is nothing special about Connections or its addons in this regard. There are coded to be translation ready … so, if the translation switcher switches the language, it should switch just like any other plugin that is also coded to be translation ready.
You do not need to do all the work to even test this … translate the strings found in the Name metabox. And then test your switcher.
The only thing I can think you might have to investigate is … I do not know how Polylang (or similar) translate category names. You may have to reach out to their support team. If Connections needs a tweak, then that can be done. I’ll just need to know what tweak, if needed, will need done. But, I imagine all fields names and labels will just work.12/13/2018 at 1:42 pm #479347
Even if you use the shortcode [connections_form] for both the English and Chinese language pages, it will automatically use the translations for the form?12/13/2018 at 1:44 pm #479348
Okay, after I translate to Chinese, how do I apply the PO/MO, do I have to send you the translated PO/MO files in order to see the updates?12/13/2018 at 1:57 pm #479349
RE: Even if you use the shortcode [connections_form] for both the English and Chinese language pages, it will automatically use the translations for the form?
I don’t see why not. Other plugins switch there language too if the language is switched by the switcher, correct? Assuming the other plugins have a T. Chinese translation.
RE: how do I apply the PO/MO, do I have to send you the translated PO/MO files in order to see the updates?
Well,if you use the Loco Translate plugin, you simply search for and translate the strings you need right in the WP admin. It takes care of creating and placing the files in the correct location. However, you should send me the PO files (not the MO). That way I can include them in updates so you do not lose your work.12/13/2018 at 3:10 pm #479351
I’m translating directly in Loco Translate, but my form is still in English even in the Chinese version, if I save my translations and sync, shouldn’t I see the changes already? I translated all of the first row from Prefix to Suffix and in between.12/13/2018 at 3:20 pm #479352
Not all strings are listed in from Connections Form in Logo Translate
From Image and down, none of the strings are listed to be translated12/13/2018 at 3:27 pm #479356
Where do I send you the PO/MO files to review?
There’s no attachment options here and I don’t see a contact form on this website
Actually, I start to see the translations, but opposite of what you stated seems to work, ONLY the Category translations are appearing and the form labels don’t seem to apply and Loco translate translations.12/13/2018 at 3:52 pm #479360
RE: I’m translating directly in Loco Translate, but my form is still in English even in the Chinese version, if I save my translations and sync, shouldn’t I see the changes already? I translated all of the first row from Prefix to Suffix and in between.
Which plugin did you translate the strings? You should start with the Connections Business Directory plugin. Most strings in Form will be pulled from it and not Form.
RE: Where do I send you the PO/MO files to review?
If you login (use the username/password you used when purchasing Form), you will be able to attach the PO file. Do not attach the Mo file. Also, rename the
.txtotherwise the form might reject it.12/13/2018 at 5:15 pm #479368
Umm…you told me to use Loco Translate12/13/2018 at 5:16 pm #479369
Oh, okay, I’ll start translating the Connections Business Directory plugin too and see if that helps12/13/2018 at 5:29 pm #479370
Yes, use Loco Translate to translate Connections Business Directory.12/14/2018 at 2:11 pm #479454
I made some translations in Loco Translate on the Connections Business Directory such as “Prefix”, “Logo”, and “Images”, but they aren’t showing up after Save and Sync12/14/2018 at 2:51 pm #479458
My best guess is that you might being using Loco translate incorrectly. But, I’ll take a look. Please create a temp admin account using this plugin:
Reply back, as a private reply, with the link link. If you get a spam error, please use the contact form link at the bottom of the page. Unfortunately some users get a spam flag when trying to post the login link.
Also include a few the Chinese for:
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Last Name