OTGS March News

April 2, 2021

In March, we kicked into high gear and entered the finishing phase of our next big projects. Toolset is on the verge of a new release while WPML is wrapping up the main development for the next major update.

Toolset News

March has been a long and productive month for the Toolset team. We are very close to releasing a huge beta version, closely followed by the official release. This will be a major update, focused on WooCommerce compatibility, along with extended and improved dynamic sources, and a renewed focus on theme compatibility.

This beta version will also include our response to Google’s Core Web Vitals metrics, bringing an improved management of styles and scripts. Finally, we started an ambitious process to bring better usability to our Views, WordPress Archives and Content Templates.

Of course, a large number of bugs and glitches have been addressed, as our internal automated testing suite continues growing.

For more news, visit our Toolset blog.

WPML News

We are getting closer to wrap the development for this major release of WPML 4.5.0.

Our last internal demo brought a lot of feedback that we are addressing to improve the usability of the new features. We are also performing usability testing with users so that we see how the new features work in real-life situations.

In the meantime, we released a minor version of WPML (4.4.10) with the following highlights:

  • Fixed some compatibility issues with WordPress 5.7.
  • Handled several bug fixes.
  • Added a slight improvement in page rendering speed by setting a fixed size of the languages flags.

Visit our WPML blog to follow all the latest news.

Partnerships, Compatibility and Affiliates

It was a busy March for our partners, old and new. 

Compatibility

We released the 1.3.0 version of our WPML glue plugin for compatibility with the Yoast SEO plugin. This release addresses all known bugs.

Partnerships

We welcomed six new partners to WPML’s Go Global compatibility program. These authors will work with our compatibility team over the next few weeks to get our components working seamlessly together.

Speaking of, we wanted to give a special shout out to some partners who have recently announced WPML-compatibility, including WP Google Maps and Revive Old Posts. A big thanks to their teams for working on this! Another big thanks to the devs from Enfold who worked with our team on making their latest feature WPML-compatible before it was released. 

Other honorable mentions this month go to our friends at Stackable, who recently reminded their clients of all the different ways you can translate their blocks. We’d also like to thank Formidable Forms for this fantastic tutorial on creating multilingual forms in WordPress, and All in One SEO for sharing their top tips for avoiding multilingual mistakes

Lastly, we were delighted to see Toolset used in this tutorial for building real estate sites with Astra. Look out for some changes coming to our recommended themes for Toolset-based sites soon…

Translation partners

This month we have rebranding news!

Our long-time translation partner OneHourTranslation is now BLEND. The new brand and visual identity are designed to reflect what they do best – empower companies to natively blend into distinctly different markets worldwide. BLEND is already visible in WPML.

Another partner with big news is RWS, who completed the acquisition of SDL, in what will be a transformational combination for both companies. 

The transaction benefits RWS and SDL customers alike, combining complementary strengths of RWS’ specialist technical translation and localization capabilities with SDL’s software, machine translation and AI capabilities.

We will soon have more news and integrations coming. 

Want to join us? 

Visit our jobs page and contact us to find out about working at OnTheGoSystems. We are a 100% remote working company and our employees work from over 40 countries worldwide. We do not mind where you work, just that you have great internet access, you work well in a team but can also carry out tasks independently. So if you meet our requirements, please go ahead and apply. 

Thanks for reading…

And stay tuned for next month’s updates!