Multilingual WordPress examples

Cool examples of very active multilingual blogs via a blog post by Moravia: 5 Reasons We Love WordPress and Why Any Language Lover Should.

Examples include a-ha’s blog in 9 languages, Global Voices blog with daily news in 30 (!) languages, and others. Would be cool to poke around and see what solutions are being used.

Umlauts and accents on a Mac keyboard

After 7 months of typing “rueschlikon” to find and copy-paste “Rüschlikon” when filling out address fields (that’s the name of the community in the canton of Zürich where I live now), I finally slowed down to think if there was a better way. Of course, there is: Option + u + (Shift if needed) + letter itself. And voilà: ä ë ö ü Ä Ë Ö Ü.

And yes, you guessed it, I used Option + ` + a to type à.

WordPress.com Business Users: eCommerce Has Arrived!

Jenia:

Long-awaited e-shop option now WordPress.com! Congratulations to the teams who have made it a reality!

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

We’re thrilled to announce that, starting today,  WordPress.com Business users can connect their sites to their online stores. With three leading ecommerce partners to choose from — Ecwid , Shopify , and ShopLocket — you can showcase, promote, and sell products to your customers directly from your site.

If you’re already a WordPress.com Business user, or are thinking of becoming one, here’s how the ecommerce feature will power your WordPress.com site.

A simple, hassle-free connection

Users with the WordPress.com Business upgrade already enjoy great features like live-chat support, unlimited storage, and free access to all our premium themes. Now, you can turn your site into a sleek online storefront, and let visitors shop from any post or page. The partners we’ve teamed up with — Ecwid, Shopify, and ShopLocket — all provide a smooth and secure ecommerce experience for you and your customers.

Connecting to your store is…

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Stop the time

Everyday things that fill up my life:

  • Both my work and personal Gmail inboxes are empty. It’s been at least four months. A sigh of relief for this. (I do have eight browser tabs open. Are browser tabs the new inbox?)
  • I was still doing some paperwork on the 2012 (sic) Swiss taxes. A bit like a squirrel looking for walnuts she buried the previous fall. Here is hoping to wrap them up in January 2014. Then, we can start rolling with 2013 US and Swiss taxes right away. A sigh of exasperation, then relief for being done with this big paperwork task.
  • 1Password, why are you not being friendly with Google Chrome? Why don’t you guys talk to each other and figure it out without me having to mediate? (I do love the new 1Password 4. Logos! Colors! Custom questions!)

Also: yays for various small progresses, things being quiet towards the end of year, and being at home during holidays.