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Translatable WYSIWYG Widget 1.0.0


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------  READY FOR IPB 4.2 ------



This custom widget will allow you to provide WYSIWYG content, with an optional title, customized per language anywhere in the suite.

The IPS Pages application is required for this widget to function, and this should be considered a large enhancement of the widget contained thereof.

Purchase entitles you to use, support, and updates for any site your account has suite licenses purchased for.

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· Edited by Yurri


Very useful on multilingual sites.

Please, update this for 4.3, do not live us)

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This widget is an essential feature for people running multilingual sites.

IPS has gone to great lengths to deliver a suite which easily allows us to translate headings and descriptions but there is a massive, gaping hole for those of us who need to offer more than one language: it's not possible to add language-specific content within articles or blocks. If you offer more than one language, you'll want your users to be able to see not only the items in the navbar change, not only the headings in your forums or Pages databases, but also certain infrastructure content.

Imagine, for example, that I had a menu item About. I can easily translate it so that it displays in the other language if the user selects it, but the same page content will load irrespective of the language choice of the user if he clicks on it. The same is true with WYSIWYG blocks; whatever I happen to type will be the same. My headings, navbar, on-screen prompts and so on will switch with the language, but this content stays the same.

Thanks to Marcher's translatable widget, we can now work around a chunk of this problem very easily. All you have to do is drag a block into the page and click edit to configure it. It asks you whether you want a title. If you do, great - you can enter one for each language your site uses! Magnificent - no more displaying English titles when my visitors are viewing the site in Esperanto!

Best of all, and the reason you'll be wanting to purchase this, is the presence of a WYSIWYG editor for each language. Just type what you want. When your users switch languages, the content displayed switches accordingly. Magic! Check out the block on the right-hand side:


And then when I switch from English to Esperanto I no longer have that incongruous chunk of English text on the side:


Of course, this hasn't changed the fact that I was compelled to write the blog in only one language (WHY?!) but it makes a heck of a positive difference overall. It's easy to use, requiring no coding knowledge whatsoever. Piece of cake.
If you're running a multilingual site then this is an essential piece of kit, given that the suite doesn't contain those necessary core features for us. Thanks, Marcher!

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