Technology Insights

How to Customize Taragana Translator Plugin Pro, English Flag Has Incorrect Link

The Taragana Translator Plugin is the best translation software I have found for WordPress . Not only is it easily customizable but for only $30 you can have your entire blog translated into 13 languages in less than 15 minutes. It is however beneficial to customize some of the settings and especially to add a bit to the design. I prefer having the flags appe ar at the top of the center column of a three column WordPress layout. Below I have listed some tips on how to easily customize the display of the flags.

The first thing to do is have display the actual flags. The major holdup I had was the home flag, in my case the English or US flag, was not displaying the correct link. No matter what I did it would display the URL of the translation I was currently using. So if I was viewing a German translation page then the US flag would display / de . I finally figured out that you have to wrap your flag display with text to not translate a section of co de . The text to use for not translating is shown below in an example.

Technology Insights

Add Google Adsense Ads to WP-PDA WordPress Plugin

It is fairly easy to add Google Adsense ads to the WP-PDA plugin for WordPress. If you follow the easy steps below you will have Google ads showing up in no time with WP-PDA. You will be required to edit the source code for the WP-PDA WordPress plugin so make sure to back things up before you start. One thing to note is the fact that you can only have one Google Mobile Adsense ad at a time currently.

Adding Google Adsense Ads for WP-PDA iPhone/Touch Browsers:

  1. Backup Files: Backup any file before you attempt to modify it.
  2. Create Google Adsense for Mobile: Visit this link and follow the instructions to create the Google Adsense ad for your mobile content. Be sure to specify PHP for the last step.

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WordPress Blog With Mandigo Theme Not Displaying Via Firefox

As you can see we have the Mandigo theme installed for this WordPress blog. Earlier today I was doing some testing I and noticed the site was not displaying when trying to view the site with FireFox version 3.0.1 which is the newest release at this time. I was running Mandigo version 1.36.2 and a new version (Mandigo 1.3.7) had been released so I decided to start my troubleshooting by upgrading. After the upgrade the problem still existed so I had to dig deeper.

I went through all sorts of steps to locate the issue but ended up contacting Tom at OneHertz.com the creators of Mandigo and he provided a resolution. He thinks that Google may have changed the Adsense code thus causing the problem with Mandigo and Firefox. The true issue is not with Mandigo but with Google Adsense ads JavaScript conflicting with jQuery use in the Mandigo Theme. The fix was to replace code in the Mandigo theme footer.php as follows.