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Progress report: I’ve been working on the the plugin compatibility issue and now have rss_suparchive working nicely in an MLP site. I haven’t tried unlimited categories yet but I suspect that it will not be easy to integrate as it uses its own table and MLP will probably know nothing about it.
However, please don’t expect anything for at least a week as I want to do work on the other 2 areas I posted above for the next release too.
Unlimited categories works after small fixing… You can see it in work here (but site is in development – english and deutsch version isnt complete at all – only one article is pushed in english version but works as expected):
Last edited by beztak (2008-01-06 21:40:45)
Does anybody try and run succesfull wfCart based eshop on MLP? I have got several problems with wfCart class… On a site without MLP works perfect but with MLP doesnt work…
|ID||Fix / Feature / Idea||Status||Reason|
|001|| Add a checkbox to the
||Released||I often use this feature to locate snippets that already have the strings I want and then insert that string reference as a snippet in a page or form — only to have it fail to render on the public interface! That’s because I’ve found a string that Txp only loads on the admin interface and referenced that. Putting in a checkbox limiting the search output to public strings would avoid this hassle.|
|002||Improve the implementation of the language code handling.||Open||It has been noted that the pack cannot handle two different dialects of the same language on the same install. Whilst it may not make sense for a site to have Australian and British English, it is more likely that some sites will need to support this ability — particularly those wanting to support both simplified and traditional Chinese.|
|003||Fix for subdirectory installs.||Open||They just don’t work — especially on form submission|
|004||Provide a page/form localiser.||Open|| Not sure exactly how this might turn out but the basic idea is to really streamline your work in replacing fixed strings in pages & forms with snippets. Currently I can think of a simple version that requires you to highlight text in the page/form textarea and then hit a ‘Snippetize This’ button that will take your highlighted text and turn it into a snippet — your original highlighted text being replaced by this snippet.
The older brother of this feature would attempt to do it automatically to your entire page or form.
|005||Add better support for installation of the pack into existing multi-lingual sites.||Open||Several people have contacted me about this and I’d like to see it done. Problem is that there’s no single way to handle language tagging of articles and then marking the relationship between such tagged articles as translations. Some people use categories, some use sections and others use custom fields. Hence, any such solution will have to be highly flexible and will need some considerable user interaction. I currently see this as something like another wizard which would walk the user through defining these mappings and then applying them.|
|006||Allow sorting on all fields||Open||The way the pack works right now means that some localised fields (eg, file descriptions) cannot be sorted as they give rise to ambiguous SQL statements. I need to revisit this area — but may not be able to fix it|
|007|| Drop the
|008||Automatically populate fields and append their language name||Open||e.g. Category title fields would all be pre-populated with the category name + name of language. So category of “examples” on an English / Greek site would be given an English title “examples [English (GB)]” and in Greek “examples [Ελληνικά]”. The idea being to easily see which fields remain un-translated.|
|009||Add localised section titles to the output URL||Closed||Requested here and here by Maniqui,|
|010||Allow the linking of renditions within an article, not just cloning.||Open||This would allow certain articles to appear in all renditions of the site.|
|011||Allow cloning by Rendition ID||Released||Requested here by ultramega.|
|012||More robust URL rewrites.||Done||The pack injects the language code into URLs that are sourced from itself. However, there are some situations it doesn’t yet handle correctly (relative URLs and those delimited unusually.)|
|013||Better plugin compatibility||Done||Some folks (Andrija and Kjeld) are starting to report incompatibilities with some plugins. Whilst I can’t fix them all, there are some steps the pack can take to improve the situation.|
|014||Show the localised category and section titles in the admin pages||Open|| Kjeld has noted that the admin interface doesn’t show localised categories on the categories, renditions or write tabs. The public side works fine. I intend to make the categories and renditions page localise based on the language of the admin interface.
|015||Remove whitespace before DOCTYPE||Done|| This was due to some trailing newlines after the closing
|016||Provide flag icon output from the l10n_lang_list tag.||Closed||The language list tag outputs a css class on each item in the list. You can use a stylesheet to add images if you desire to do so. Personally I think this doesn’t make sense as flags represent countries, not languages.|
|017||All the site name to be localised just like the site slogan||Closed||You can do this by simply replacing the Txp tag with a snippet called ##site_name## and then translating it.|
|018||Permlinks to images incorrectly get language marker inserted||Done||Kjeld found that his thumbnails’ popup links weren’t working due to the MLP pack rewriting the permlink urls pointing to images.|
|019||Urls to third party software on same domain not working||Done||Similar to 018, jano noticed the link to his domain’s forum not working. I have added an ‘exclude sections/areas” preference in the MLP preferences. You can now list any section or area that you want the MLP pack to exclude from the rewrites. This works well for external areas such as /css or /js and any other area (like Jano’s forum) you with to exclude.|
|020||l10n_lang_list limited to unordered list.||Done||Merged Stef’s code to provide wraptag and break attributes to the language list. Now you can have a select-box as a language picker.|
|021||Incompatible with glz_custom_fields when adding additional fields.||Done||This was due to glz_cf altering the structure of the textpattern table (adding or deleting extra custom-field columns.) In fact any plugin that alters textpattern would cause this incompatibility. Added a way to regenerate the per-language tables to match the changes whenever the textpattern table is detected as ‘changed’. Current implementation requires some knowledge of the plugin causing the problem. Future fix might be able to do this regardless of the source of the change.|
|022||Cloning limited to sticky or live renditions.||Done||Removed. Any rendition can now be cloned.|
|023||Feeds not working||Done||4.0.5 and above broke the MLP Pack’s method of injecting language markers into the feeds. Tentatively fixed but may not work for everyone. New preference added to control the feed behaviour.|
|024||Cannot hide WIP languages from the admin language list||Done||Added a hide_langs argument to the l10n_lang_list tag. This allows you to hide a specific list of languages from the public side but still add them to your site and work on getting the translated renditions ready.|
|025||Allow mass cloning||Done||See item 030.|
|026|| No admin language picker if the
||Done|| Fixed it to know how to insert into the
|027||Finding your form or plugin string can sometimes be hard work — if you have a lot of them.||Done||Added an extended live filter based on michaelb’s filter. This shows a filter box in several useful places (and in the case of strings, only if there are more than 10 items in the list.)|
||Done||I agree with Jirka on this one.|
|029||Confusing logic for selection of language to serve to the visitor including, a session variable, browser accept-language headers and the site default language. Any way to simplify it?||Done||Adding a preference to take the browser accept-language headers totally out of the decision.|
|030||Allow some form of mass cloning||Done|| Added a clone-all-from icon to each non-full language in the
|031||Better admin-side searching for articles based on titles||Open||Requested here by ultramega. This can be partially solved with Stef Dawson’s smd_where_used plugin which can be made to locate based on title. However, finding the related renditions is not presently possible.|
|032|| Admin language not switching from the
||Open||Reported here by azw. When navigating out of the page, the admin interface switches back into whatever you had before. Seems the site-wide change made from the prefs > lang is not being seen by the per-user admin language selector.|
|033||Possible to use normal cookies rather than session cookies for language choice?||Open||Reported here by AndrijaM. Perfectly possible.|
|034||Please add localisation of the custom field names.||Done||Requested here by Redbot.|
|035||The description field labels need reworking for files (images too?)||Open||Requested here by Redbot.|
|036||Add sub-directory installation check||Open||Could help reduce support posts by fixing expectations or educating in this area.|
|037||Inconsistent snippet counting||Done||Snippet counts reported in the left-hand columns in pages and forms don’t always match the number of snippets shown when you click through to edit them. LH column was counting all occurrences — center column was counting unique occurrences.|
|038||Support for aro_myadmin||Done||Made the routine to rename the “articles” tab accessible and allowed snippet substitutions in admin-side dashboards|
|039||Support for zem_event||Open||Update the MLP Pack mechanism to allow fields in other plugins’ tables to be localised too.|
|040||l10n_permlink||Done||Requested here by Julián|
|041||l10n_inject_lang||Done||Force language injection into non-relative, contained URLs. Requested here by Julián to make Postmaster work.|
Last edited by net-carver (2008-09-04 13:09:35)
Unlimited categories works after small fixing…
For my own reference, can you either post your fix here or get in contact via my website with your fixes so I can compare notes.
Wow, looks very good. If you drop the ‘l10n_articles’ table from the SQL database, will you make a wizard for removing the existing table or do we need to do that manually in MySQL-admin?
That would be considered part of item 007. Not sure on the actual implementation — maybe a link from the help section, a new wizard or maybe just done automatically via a check on the admin side.
Remember that some of those items are “dreams” that may never happen.
Last edited by net-carver (2008-01-07 06:28:29)
All sound fine. As I have told you many times, I love what you’re doing and am a great fan of MLP. This just makes it even sweeter.
Steve, thanks, looking forward for the next release.
Btw, sorry to bother you again, but my whole blog page is not showing, which is not related to those plugins. Can you point me in some direction, where to look?
Last edited by AndrijaM (2008-01-07 20:08:31)
Steve – you’re amazing.
And that comes from someone who is currently not using MLP, but still thinks you’re amazing.
Anyway, you got the point :)