Do you want to know how to translate your WordPress website? If you’re the needful, you’re certainly in the right post. READ ON!
There have been many times when you’ve done a Google search and seen results that were in a different language, such as Mandarin or French, and you wish you could understand what was being said.
Maybe, instead, you envision your website visitors making sense of your content regardless of their language of choice.
Our WordPress experts will show you how to translate a website from one language to another in 4 different ways today.
A translation can be needed in a variety of situations online – for example, if you’re buying something from a website based offshore, or looking for information in any language in the course of your research.
A website that automatically translates itself for your customers or readers across the globe would make their lives a lot easier.
Translating your website is as easy as pie. Below are the 4 different ways by which you can do the task easily. Let’s start.
In Google Chrome, simply find the ‘Translate this Page‘ symbol in the address bar when you find yourself in a foreign language territory on the Web, and click it. This is the simplest and most popular way to translate a page.
Using this method, you can select your language (for example, English) in a popup. You can also right-click on a snippet of text and select ‘Translate to English‘ if you only want to translate a small piece of text. There’s no limit to how many times you can do this!
Smartphones and Android devices make up the majority of mobile devices today, and browsing is primarily done on them. The previous method asks you to click a button, but Google Chrome on Android displays a language bar at the bottom. Select ‘English‘ from there. Chrome has a translation option under the three dots menu, near the address bar, if the bar isn’t available.
On an iPhone, Safari provides a translating option when browsing a foreign language website. When you click the ‘aA‘ button, the option to translate will appear, similar to Chrome’s ‘Translate to English‘ feature.
Safari is not able to translate between as many languages as some other browsers the first time you do this and a pop-up might ask you to enable the translation beta.
There are quite a few ways you can increase the reach of your content and products on your website by adding a multi-language flavor.
Having a professional translator translate your text is the simplest method – but it is also the most expensive.
In this case, Polylang, a plugin our WordPress agency never tires of recommending, is a slightly more technical but cost-effective alternative. Adding translations to all your content – even to menus or categories – is simple with this free plugin!
Weglot is one of the best premium plugin options available today, which can automatically translate all your content for a monthly fee of €9.90 (*$11).
In some hosting providers, you can also identify the location of each visitor based on their IP addresses and support auto-selection of the right multilingual site for them.
If you would like to add any additional multilingual goodies to your site, feel free to contact any trusted WordPress development company.
No matter if you’re browsing the Internet or making content for netizens, translating a website is a great skill to have. We’ve just learned about these methods, so it should be no problem; the most important thing is to choose between Google Translate, Safari, or plugins like Polylang or Weglot.
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