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how to avoid losing language files in an upgrade?

  • Avatar of Dwenaus
    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    I followed this very helpful guide here about how to customize buddypress words. (for example, our beta testers get confused by ‘Leave Group’ thinking it is just a way to leave the page, so I want to change it to the less attractive Quit Group.)

    but I realize that by putting the language translation files in the buddypress folder itself, it will get overwritten in the next buddypress upgrade. is this true? and i so do people know of a work around? perhaps a symlink to a folder outside the buddypres folder. ideas?

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  • Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
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    @djpaul

    This is true, but a symlink would still get deleted. I know improving this is on the cards, maybe for 1.3. I’ve no magic solution for you at the moment :(

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    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    but at least the sym link would be easy to re-create, rather than losing your custom files in case you lack a back-up. but i don’t like sym-links. I guess I’ll just remember to keep that folder duplicated somewhere. thanks.

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    Dwenaus
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    @dwenaus

    it turns out you can just define a different place to put the language file, so it’s no big deal really. for example, put the bp-languages folder outside of the buddypress directory and load it like so

    `if ( file_exists( WP_PLUGIN_DIR . ‘/bp-languages/buddypress-custom.mo’ ) )
    load_textdomain( ‘buddypress’, WP_PLUGIN_DIR . ‘/bp-languages/buddypress-custom.mo’ );`

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