Translation Cache WordPress Plugin speeds up language translation by 75%.
WordPress blogs that use a language translation plugin such as the WordPress Multilingual Plugin (WPML), GTranslate (gtrans), qTranslate, Transposh WordPress Translation, Global Translator, or any other plugin, will find translation slows down blog speed by 75%. Under moderate traffic this means a blog that may not respond to visitors, and it means costly RAM upgrades to keep up with memory hogging language translation.
The simple solution is to cache the .mo files. Even if you are using the native WordPress object cache feature, the .mo files that provide Machine Object translation are not cached.
Translation Cache adds the ability for .mo files to be stored and served from an object cache, which speeds up blog speeds by 75%, and eliminates the need for costly RAM upgrades.
An object cache is a section of a the RAM where objects from WordPress are stored (cached), and can be served much faster than if they were stored on the disk (hard drive or solid state drive). The two types of persistent caching software that are required are either Alternative PHP Cache or Memcached. The object cache can be used to significantly speed up the entire blog since it can serve .mo files, database queries (reducing database load), and web pages (reducing web server load). All large blogs on the internet use an object cache to save money, and significantly speed up their sites. Even toddlahman.com uses an object cache.
To install the object cache software the WordPress installation must be self hosted.
The Translation Cache WordPress Plugin has a readme.txt file that provides directions for installation. There are two plugins included. One plugin provides automatic plugin updates, and the second is installed in the /wp-content/mu-plugins directory as a must-use plugin that stores and retrieves the .mo files from the object cache. There is no configuration necessary. Just drop-in the plugin.
Installing, configuring, and testing an object cache might beyond the skill level of some blog owners, so there are two options below. The first is purchase of the Translation Cache WordPress Plugin. The second is the optional purchase of professional installation of the plugin and the object cache software. If professional installation is also selected you will be contacted by email for server login credentials.
Once Translation Cache is installed you will be notified when there is an update available on the plugin page, and the plugin can be upgraded automatically with a single click just like any other WordPress plugin.
WordPress 3.1 or greater
PHP 5 or greater
Support is available by using the Support Request Form, which is accessible with your toddlahman.com account and license key.
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