WPTranslator plugin allows you to add a widget to your site providing translations in to multiple languages.
If someone visits your site and wants to translate it they can simply click a flag or select a language from the dropdown box to translate the text into their preferred language.
To view the options available activate the plugin and then go to Settings > WPTranslator
We have kept it really simple with just some styling options.
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It is simple to install and you can place a widget anywhere on your site with flags or a drop down box which when clicked translates your site into the language specified.
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Full list of languages available for translation at WordPress Translation Languages
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Edit the plugin settings by clicking settings on the main navbar and then selecting wptranslator
- How do you generate the translations?
Google translate is used in the backend to generate translated text.
- How good are the translations?
The translations vary in quality between languages. For most of the widely spoken languages the translations are at least as good as a semi-fluent foreigner speaking the language at a B2 kind of level. There will be some gramatical errors and sometimes technical or slang words are not translated correctly or in context.
- Where can I find out more about WPTranslator?
We have a website available at WordPress Translator
- What can I do about translation mistakes?
Google is investing a lot of time and money into their translation service, it is constantly evolving and we expect the translations to improve over time. They are already excellent to be fair. There is a submission feature at translate.google.com where you can submit recommended changes and mistakes for correction by the algorithm. These may or may not be implimented in a timely fashion however as it is dependant on Googles local translation team.
- What languages are included
There are over a hundred languages which are supported including English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, German, Chinese, Russian etc. There’s a full list at WordPress Translation Languages
Contributors & Developers
“WPTranslator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Public release
- Translations added for 20+ languages