New version 2.2.0 fixes numerous issues and add better messaging.
List of new features and fixes
Under the msg dashboard box (1) where relationship between term to translate (msgid) and terms translated (msgstr) : a new box containing a list of untranslated msgs.
On top right, a new box containing shortcuts to update current .mo file.
Why this add ons ?
To help the work of the translator. When he is working (here on french translations (1)), the list displays only terms (2) that are not translated in the target language (1). An easy way to see progress in french translation.
XD now uses news pointers and tabbed help following WP rules. Contents will be updated or achieved in next versions.
When editing a translation : a new box containing a list of untranslated msg
This list uses the same function as in the (original) XD dashboard, but displays only the msgid which are not translated in the target language of the edited msgstr being translated.
When editing a translation : a new box containing shortcuts to update current .mo file
CAUTION: before to use this short link (3), you must be sure that all the terms (imported from po/mo or from taxonomies/categories or website infos) are in the dictionary. When activated, this link updates the mo file of current language. It is designed to avoid to go to the xili-dictionary dashboard (Tools, Files po mo) and back to the edit msg.
About ways of design in XD development
XD plugin is more than 3 years old and follows the discovery of tools, features and api available in the version series of WP. We don't want to recreate an app like poEdit. With custom post type (CPT), it is now possible to incorporate big improvements
- origins of terms (msg from current theme and others),
- translators or writers,
- better and new queries,
and with new templates available for admin side, step by step new boxes are possible without redesign all UI or without huge devs of a from scratch app. It is not perfect but it is useful to manage online .po and .mo files of the current theme in multilingual context. XD is fully related with xili-language: same list of languages and more...
Temporary end ;-)