Tutorials & Resources Making Your Own Translation Site - Choosing Plugins

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by AliceShiki, Oct 19, 2018.

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Do you use a plugin for next/previous chapter button?

  1. Yes!

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  2. No...

    35 vote(s)
    31.5%
  3. I wasn't using one, but now I will! \(^^)/

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  4. I'm not a translator, but I want to vote on this poll.

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  1. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Aspect of Destruction』

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    Because he knows how to do it and because he is actually willing to put the hard work to do it. Also because he earns 30% of your ad revenue, so he gains something from it.

    As for the comments, I actually worked with him before, and I can say that I don't really get why anyone would say he is not a good choice. He is a really honest and professional person and you can rest assured that things will work out properly if you join his network.

    Most people that dislike him do so because he is really honest about his thoughts and because he has some controversial opinions about this community as a whole... Which is understandable I guess? Though that doesn't say anything about him as a professional.

    In any case, if you're worried about working with him because you think he might pull your leg, don't be. He really is honest about how he works with others.
     
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    Rosescent Active Member

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    sorry @Wujigege ....sorry to judge u like this but now I'm clear, thanks to @AliceShiki ...so I'm really sorry.

    PLEASE help me in creating translation site!!
     
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    I am lost here, why do most translators release their chapters as pages?
     
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    Ral Well-Known Member

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    Because posts are nested into dates.
    It's much better to have a parent page with Table of Contents and child pages with chapters.
    It's easier to manage more series this way. And you don't have dates in the links - makes it easier for you should you ever decide to move sites(/domains)/graduate from Wordpress.
     
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    Thank you!
     
  6. AliceShiki

    AliceShiki 『Ms. Tree』『Aspect of Destruction』

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    You can actually change that in wordpress settings... I genuinely have no idea why some people never bothered to change that.

    Even if you don't change in the settings, you can actually change it manually on each chapter if you want, I actually did it for a series before because the autonaming of wordpress didn't fit the URL I wanted for my series.
     
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  7. Gandire Alea

    Gandire Alea [Wicked Awesome Translator]

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    I’m probably the weird one here who releases chapters as posts instead of pages. I haven’t tried anything like migrating my site, so I can’t comment about that, but I can say that most codes for “Previous TOC Next” plugins are developed for the page formate. So unless you have a specific way of naming chapters with their titles when making said links, that’s another thing to consider.

    That said, doing things as posts isn’t unorganized in the slightest. For 1, they all link back to a parent page. And 2, whenever I need to find something, it’s right there as well under categories.

    (@LysUltima ’s jaw detached upon discovering my wicked awesome method~)
     
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  8. LysUltima

    LysUltima Riichi! Tsumo! Toitoi! Suuankou!?

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    You mean wickedly esoteric method?
     
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    Gandire Alea [Wicked Awesome Translator]

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    You say that, but it works quite well for me. From my pov, I don't understand how you find specific chapters of specific series with your method.
     
  10. LysUltima

    LysUltima Riichi! Tsumo! Toitoi! Suuankou!?

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    You find it in order as child pages under the TOC or use the search bar.
     
  11. Gandire Alea

    Gandire Alea [Wicked Awesome Translator]

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    That sounds... a bit messy in regards to having them all show up in a list to make quick edits to each of them. This is just speculation on my part though
     
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    • Edit your posts, do not spam
    To backup without plugin.
    IF HAS CPANEL
    Go to phpMySql and export your database.

    WITHOUT CPANEL
    On wordpress. There is already an export tool presented once download so use that. You can decide from which date to export when you DO NOT check ALL.

    Plugin to download to avoid crawlers from taking your content.
    BBQ- Blocks those people with bad intentions using bad queries
    Blackhole- Automatically block crawlers from your website while white listing those good crawlers.
    NOTE THESE FUNCTION ONLY FOR CRAWLERS so if an Agregrator uses copy paste,
    Download WP content copy pasted protection
    Now, if they want to copy your website post, they will use the traditional method of manually writing them.

    Other plugins.
    Search&filter- makes the search simple by adding filter through tags or category.
    User Submitted post- If you plan to create a translation group use this so other people can post from frontend.

    Easy way to create table of contents by posting chapters as POST.
    DOWNLOAD PLUGIN
    List post category- List down chapters from the same category
    WP next post navi- Makes buttons for next and previous post.

    There is actually an in-built function on wordpress that let's you list down post from the same category.
    On the block editor, search latest post. Go to block settings and filter out by categories.
    Didn't know most of the translators uses page for chapters.

    There is an in-built function on wordpress using the block editor that let's you create a look-a-like TOC link at the button.
    Use reusable block.
    Just crete the block with the paragraph that has the link and add it at the button after that save it as a reusable block.
    I don't usually add TOC, novel Updates can be that already.
     
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