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cp/wp plugin: google language translator NOTES                  rev 26 aug 2021

Category: language
cp/wp: classicpress and wordpress 
webwalker: useful

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description: 

  Adds widget or shortcode to pull translation from Google Translate. <br /> 
  Settings include: inline or vertical layout, show/hide specific languages, hide/show Google toolbar, and hide/show Google branding. Add the shortcode to pages, posts, and widgets.

  It's great!
  Can use shortcode or widget.
    widget is pretty but i don't like it cause it uses country flags.
    also like shortcode because i have more choice where to put it.
    [21 apr 2018] 

  CP compat: YES CP v1
  CP support: unknown
  Version recommendation: FREEZE at n.n | UPDATE OK


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sources:

  Plugin page:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-language-translator

    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/google-language-translator
    https://wordpress.org/search/classicpress+google-language-translator/?forums=1

  WordPress forums:
    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/google-language-translator
    https://wordpress.org/search/classicpress+google-language-translator/?forums=1
  ClassicPress forums:
    https://forums.classicpress.net/search?q=%22google%20language%20translator%22

  Other support:
    https://gtranslate.io/ - owning it as of august 2019
    explain setup, settings:
    https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-add-a-google-translate-button-to-wordpress
    http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-google-translate-in-wordpress/
    https://cloud.google.com/translate/attribution

    author: Rob Myrick, edo888
            Now part of gtranslate

    changes: 6.0.8 - rebuild for paid version.
    changes: 6.0.7 - servers list
    changes: 6.0.6 - servers list
    changes: 6.0.5 - security fix.
    changes: 6.0.4 - small fixes.
    changes: 6.0.2, 6.0.3 - fixes; now a part of GTranslate family,
                    has paid features.
             6.0.1 - bug fix.
             6.0.0 - settings - google analytics on by default.


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➽ Install/config/uninstall:


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install:

  the usual.


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settings: under Settings sidebar menu.
  make sure google analytics is OFF.

  10 aug 2019 8.10pm IST:
    after update to 6.0.1, don't see google analytics setting.
    contact support through their new onpage messenger 
    (which i don't like either.)
    Go to wordpress plugin support page, log in, and enter
          my same request there. 
          They reply if google analytics is not enabled,
            the setting will have no effect.


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uninstall:

  - just deletes the plugin.
  - nothing in database.


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➽ Notes:


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Privacy: 
  Only sets two cookies indicating the languages to/from.
                  Did a search and can't find anything about privacy. 
  Does not seem to have any privacy issues, even though it's Evil-Google -- 
    just sets two cookies to indicate the languages to/from.
  However if you are using Google Analytics, it does tie into that:
    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/disable-google-analytics-2/
    and then you are screwing your users. 


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Internationalization:

  - issue with text domain makes GlotPress unable to find strings
      https://wordpress.org/support/topic/about-the-internationalization-of-the-plugin-4/
      [27 feb 2021]

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License:

  - License is not set
      https://wordpress.org/support/topic/about-the-internationalization-of-the-plugin-4/
      [27 feb 2021]


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more info:

    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-the-Google-language-translator-so-useless-and-doesnt-work-well



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other plugins of same type:
  google website translator
  maybe some others.
  This one has by far the most users.



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