Hi and congratulations for your great work!
Please forgive my newbie questions as I’m pretty new to the whole ExpressionEngine universe and still struggle to find my way through!..
While testing out Publisher to find out if I can use it on a project I’ve been working on recently, I faced some problems and have gathered the following questions:
What is the setting/s (or requirements) that makes a Member appear in the multi-select box labeled “Can change languages” in the Publisher addon settings?
What if an editor or publisher creates a new entry in a secondary language first and then he translates it to the default language at a later time?
Or even never translates it? Maybe it’s an entry that should only exist in the secondary language and not the default.
What problems does the Publisher addon have with the above scenario -I know, you’ ve been clear in the docs that this is not the way to do it-?
I believe that this is not the logical model that Publisher has been designed with. But I have to ask because I’m performing analysis for a website solution proposal that needs to be “partly” multilingual..
I mean that each editor will publish for his own language and if an other editor responsible for an other language likes his post or thinks that it would be of interest for his own viewers (different language) then he would translate it (to the default language or even worst a third secondary language.. -I hope you get the idea-).
The whole concept is a design that has almost no language center. There is of course a default language for all the viewers that their language is not supported by the site but that’s all.
For all other cases every secondary language has equal weight and its entries may or may not be translated to some or all other languages supported by the site (default or secondary)..
I hope my question makes sense.
In my first app design before I purchase Publisher I had created a separate channel for each language / editor. Then, if an other editor would also like an entry for his own channel / language he would have to recreate it from scratch (copy-paste-translate).
Now I’m in the process of testing if the Publisher addon would be a better choice for the above scenario.
Any info and insights would be much appreciated.
I have created two Member Groups called “Publishers” & “Editors” and have set up all the settings for these two. I have also added 2 members, one in each group.
Then I set up the Publisher addon settings including selecting the correct Member Group for each role.
The problem I face is that the “Publisher role” members are still not able to Approve an Editor ‘s entry or Publish their own. They can only Save as Draft as if they were Editors.
In my sandboxed test setup only the Super Admin can Publish.
Any idea what I’m doing wrong?
That’s all for now!..
Thank you in advance for your answers and keep up the great work