Oct 08 2012

Howto: Updating WPML From Free to Commercial

I tried to manage with WPML – the last free version of WPML. It works great with WordPress up to version 3.2.1. However, I soon discovered that I need to update my WordPress because of some security fixes introduced in the newer versions. This also meant that I needed to buy the commercial version of the great plugin.

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Feb 24 2012

Howto: WordPress reCaptcha Plugin Localization

The Background

CAPTCHA is a technique where an input (a.k.a. web form) is protected by a picture challenge to prevent bots from writing spam messages to forums, blogs, etc. Google digitizes books and old newspapers using scanners and OCR software to convert the images into text. Sometimes the software cannot interpret the word correctly due to a typo, bad quality in the printing, etc.

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Dec 05 2011

Howto: Multilingual WordPress

Installation of WPML

After having tried several different multilingual plugins, I found out that two of the best plugins were qTranslate and WPML. I wasn’ t quite satisfied with qTranslate so I decided to try WPML. However, WPML has gone commercial so it is difficult to find an older version that is still free. The latest free version is and all releases after that are commercial. Continue reading