Introducing the Wild Apricot Text Manager
The Wild Apricot Text Manager (aka WATM) is free, open source add-on that can be used by any Wild Apricot administrator to style, hide or replace nearly every piece of system text in Wild Apricot. WATM is the missing piece to customizing your Wild Apricot site to your exact colours, styles and text. You can make a variety of changes such as global text search and replace, modifying system or custom form labels and buttons, changing CSS properties on any class or ID and hiding certain labels or buttons altogether.
WATM is included with every Wild Apricot website that NewPath Consulting designs, as well. If you'd like help with implementing WATM, please check out our translation and custom design services on our website. Knowledge of CSS is very helpful but not required for using WATM.
What can you do with WATM?
- modify the style (color, decoration, shape, etc) of any user interface element
- change any text globally or on a particular system gadget
- hide any piece of text or user interface item (eg a button) in Wild Apricot
- provide seamless translation of the public Wild Apricot site into another language
WATM can be used to create a multi-lingual Wild Apricot website without the need to create duplicate pages, page templates or events. WATM currently supports a primary and secondary language. All content gadgets can be easily maintained on one page, while system text can be translated on the fly based on the translated added to the WATM configuration file.
NewPath Consulting has 8 languages developed for ready use with over 1,000 translations for various Wild Apricot system text. English, Spanish, Chinese (Simplifed), Chinese (Traditional), Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese and Russian are supported currently. New content and translations can be added by a customer quite easily.
Here's a video of how multi-lingual support works with Wild Apricot.