If you’re getting traffic from different parts of the world, it’s the right time to translate your content into other languages.
This way, you can reach a broader audience and improve your site’s bounce rate.
If you’re wondering how you can translate your site into different languages when you only know one or two languages, you’re in the right place.
Like everything, you can do it by using a plugin. There are a handful number of WordPress translation plugins available. Some of these plugins can even translate your site automatically.
Choosing the right plugin is not easy. That’s we’ve made a list of 7+ Best WordPress Translation Plugins.
Google Website Translator
Now lets into the details of these plugins.
Weglot is a complete WordPress website translation solution that integrates seamlessly with your website, adapts to your technology, and delivers it in any language you want.
This WordPress translation plugin works with WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, etc. It is capable of translating your content into over 100 languages. Weglot is a cloud-based website translation platform that uses big companies like Microsoft, DeepL, Google, and Yandex, to generate translations.
Weglot is compatible with multilingual SEO. Therefore, page metadata, menu links, headers, and other design materials are also translated, and search engines will index all the translated pages.
- Automatic Translation
- Visual Editor
- Team Collaboration
- SEO Optimized
- No Need for Manual Translation
- Detect Content Automatically
You can download the plugin for free from the WordPress repository. If you want to have more functionality, you can download their pro version, which costs €99 or $120.52/year for 1 translated language and 10000 words.
Polylang supports almost every language and is RTL language script compatible. This plugin features a clean, easy interface to add translations for posts, pages, media, categories, post tags, menus, widgets, etc.
Use an automatic translation service, and for this purpose, install Lingotek Translation as an addon of Polylang. You can even migrate from another WordPress translation plugin easily. You can place your translated content to your sub-directories, sub-domains, or separate domains.
It enables you to create SEO-friendly URLs for a particular language and works seamlessly with all major WordPress SEO plugins. One thing to keep in mind is that the plugin does not come with e-Commerce support, so you have to add a paid addon.
- Add Unlimited Languages
- Available in Free Version
- RTL Compatible
- Language Switching Widget
The good news is the plugin comes with a free and a pro version. Get the pro version for €99 or $120.52/year for a single site.
WPML is one of the oldest robust WordPress Translation plugins that allow you to translate your content in over 40 languages and let you add your language variant if you wish. Like Polylang, you can publish your translated content on the sub-domain of the same domain, sub-directories, or different domains.
WPML supports automatic translation. All you need is to add each translation of your content to your posts and pages though you can also integrate the translation services directly into WPML. Its multilingual SEO feature lets you control translated URLs and enables you to translate page meta and plugin information.
Moreover, WPML is intelligent enough to detect the browser language of your visitors. Unlike the rest of the plugins, WPML is fully compatible with almost all major WordPress themes. Therefore, you will not require to patch your themes or any other plugins to make WPML work.
- Support More than 40 Languages
- Supports e-Commerce
- Supports String Translation
- Compatible with Most WordPress Themes
- SEO Friendly
- Control URL
- Reliable and Secure
This is a premium plugin; therefore, you have to buy this plugin, and you have to spend $29/year for 1 site.
If you want to translate every aspect of your website, TranslatePress is the tool that you need. What makes this plugin more unique is that it allows you to translate your content directly from the front-end. Even you can switch to other languages during the translation, and the live preview will change at once.
You can easily translate content, theme, plugin, etc., just like WPML and Polylang. TranslatePress supports both automatic and manual translation. Furthermore, the plugin lets you translate images, sliders, etc., and supports WooCommerce and custom post types.
You can translate over 220+ languages. With the free version, you can activate one language as your default language and add another for translations. But, if you wish to add unlimited languages, you need to upgrade to their pro version.
- Uses Google Translate or DeepL for Automatic Translation
- Available in Both Free and Pro Versions
- Support Manual Translation
- Customizable Language Switcher
- Automatic User Language Detection
- Translation Blocks
- Translator Accounts
You have to pay €79 per year for a single site for the pro version.
Google Website Translator is a simple translation plugin that uses Google Translate API to translate your website’s contents. This plugin offers you a default Google translate button that you can show at any place on your website. It also lets you set the languages in the language switcher that you can display through the sidebar widget.
This plugin provides you the shortcode feature, which offers you machine translation for particular pages as required. It also provides you with an advanced settings area, where you can add custom CSS and choose to hide the language selector widget from particular pages, posts, and categories. You can even customize the widget template and activate Google Analytics tracking.
The pro version of the plugin lets you set what languages are shown to mobile and tablet users. Even the pro version allows translation to be indexed by search engines. What makes the plugin more unique is that it saves all the settings in a single database record and does not load any external files, making it one of the fastest WordPress translation plugins.
- Lightweight and Fast
- Supports Custom CSS
- Highly Customizable
- Google Analytics Tracking
- Stores all the Settings Data Online
- Language Switcher
- Supports both Automatic and Manual Translation
- Translate over 100+ Languages
To enjoy the free version, download the Google Website Translator plugin from the WordPress repository. The pro version will cost you $50 for a single site.
If you wish to translate your website for non-native visitors, GTranslate solves the problem by translating your content, and everyone will understand your content the second they have landed on your site. GTranslate offers you to translate your whole website into 103 different languages.
This plugin works by connecting automatically to Google translate API and fetch translation for supported languages. With this plugin, you can add a language switcher to translate your site’s content faster or translate your content automatically based on the user’s browser language. Furthermore, GTranslate works incredibly with WooCommerce.
It also offers you 10 different widget designs that let you show languages by a dropdown menu, flags, text, and more. Add the widget to any sidebar on your website. Like the rest of the plugins on this list, it supports translating pages, tags, menus, widgets, themes, categories, and plugins.
- Search Engine Indexing
- Machine Translation
- Language Hosting
- Usage Statistics
- URL Translation
- Translation Editing
- 100+ Language Support
GTranslate features both a free and a pro version. Download the free version from their official website or the WordPress repository. If you want to have more functionality, grab the pro version only at $79.9/year.
MultilingualPress 3.5 works differently from the rest of the plugins above to create a multilingual WordPress website. Instead of a regular WordPress install, this WordPress translation plugin uses the built-in WordPress multisite network for every language. It is also optimized for WooCommerce, so the translation of WooCommerce post types is a simple task.
This way, the plugin perfectly manages content for every language while developing performance by loading a single language at a time. MultilingualPress features a simple interface to manage your translations from a single dashboard. This plugin can automatically redirect your website visitors to their preferred languages based on their browser settings.
It can translate pages, posts, custom post types, taxonomies, and much more. For its architecture, every language can exist on its subdomain, directory, or custom domain. Its language manager provides support for more than 800 languages and can add more or modify existing ones.
- Automatic Language Redirections
- Advanced Custom Fields Compatibility
- Inline Docs & Developer Support
- Gutenberg Ready
- Language Manager
- SEO-Friendly URLs & Permalinks
The new MultilingualPress costs you $199/year for a single site.
Finally, we have arrived at our last translation plugin that translates WordPress themes and plugins, which makes this plugin extraordinary from the other plugins above. You can only use this plugin if your other plugins and theme are translation-ready.
It offers you Gettext/Localization tools for developers like extracting strings and generating templates. It also supports integration with translation APIs like DeepL, Google, Microsoft, and Yandex. With this plugin, you can create or update language files directly in your theme or plugin.
However, this plugin is not meant to be translating your content, but if you want to implement manual translation, it’s an easy way and a better free option.
- Built-in Translation Editor
- Supports PO Features
- Protected Language Directory
- Integration with Translation APIs
- Extraction of Translatable Strings
This awesome plugin offers you both a free and a pro version. You can download the free version directly from the WordPress repository or download the pro version at the cost of $5.95/month.
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