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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.

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There are a bunch of WordPress plugins that claim to make your blog mobile friendly but after looking through a couple of them the WP-PDA plugin is the best. This plugin support multiple themes such as an iPhone theme and a PDA theme. The cool thing about this is the iPhone and Touch display things completely different than the typical PDA browser so this makes it easy to modify content specified on these two main mobile groups. You can download WP-PDA here. Trust me when I say that iPhone and PDA users that read your blog will appreciate this plugin.

In the admin of WP-PDA you can specify what browsers will use the mobile theme easily. Just visit the plugins link on the top right and you will see a link near plugin editor that is titled PDA. Just update the list and click submit for changes to take affect.

One thing to note is you will need to add your Google Analytics code to the footer of the iphone-theme and the pda-theme for those users to be tracked by Google Analytics. I have also posted an article relating to mobile Adsense ads with this theme so if you want ads check out this link.

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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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I have been adding some additions to WordPress to lock it down a bit and keep regular users away from wp-admin. There is a bunch of stuff out there to do this type of thing but I found the best combination to upgrade your register/login system and to keep the average user away from wp-admin so they stay on the site was to use Register Plus and WP Block Admin. They both serve different purposes but combined together they provide a much nicer user experience.

Register Plus: This WordPress plugin will allow you to create custom emails to users, a custom registration form, a password strength meter, a captcha, user registration verification emails, and more. When creating the custom registration form you can add custom fields, add custom CSS, etc. All in all in provides complete customization of the registration form and process.

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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.

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