Do you know what is the most important metric of any website?
Here’s a hint:
Thus it makes sense to expand your website reach to visitors from other countries and what better way to do that if not with a WordPress multilanguage plugin.
What I mean by that?
Depending on your target audience you may want to display your website’s content in different languages.
People like nothing more than to read blog posts in their natal tongue.
So it’s a great idea to provide them this option.
Doing so you may increase your audience and even your blog’s engagement.
But how do you build a multilanguage WordPress blog?
There are different ways of making a multilingual website. In this post I will be focusing on using a WordPress multilanguage plugin to make your site a multilingual one.
Basically you will need to use a multilanguage plugin to manually translate your posts into multiple languages.
After that simply display a “choose your language” or something similar on your site. This way your visitors can choose their preferred language.
Best WordPress Multilanguage Plugins
Here are some of the best plugins to build a multilingual WordPress website:
1.) Polylang (free)
Polylang is an amazing free plugin which enables you to transform your site in a multilingual one.
What I like the most about this one is that the interface is available in 40 languages which is quite awesome.
Also you can translate any post or page in any language you like.
The main features are:
- Translate your posts/pages in any language and how many you like
- ability to translate posts, pages, categories, navigation and even widgets
- supports custom post types
- integrates with Lingotek Translation for automatic translations
- ability to use a widget to display different languages
Multilingual Press is a free WordPress multilanguage plugin you can use to make your content available in multiple languages.
It’s available in both a free version as well as a pro one (with more functionality).
It works by creating a multisite which can be connected to different languages via a widget.
Main features of the free version:
- supports up to 147 languages
- ability to view the translated post in the admin area underneath the editor
- option to show a widget with links to translated content
- translate posts, pages and even categories
- option to add translation links to your menu
- all in all a great free WordPress multilanguage plugin with lots of powerful features
The pro version has more functionality with features such as:
- translation of custom posts types
- ability to translate a posts in other languages right in the post editor
- redirect a user to their preferred language
- settings for users to select their preferred language
- and many more…
Price: $75 up to $190
3.) WPML (premium)
WPML is one of the best premium WordPress multilingual plugins offering a wide range of options to translate every part of your site into other languages.
I won’t go into too much details, but this plugin really has it all.
Some of the main features include:
- Run one WordPress site and show content in 40 different languages
- Ability to translate posts, pages, categories, plugins and even navigation labels
- Create custom users called “translators” which can access only specific posts/pages in order to translate
- WooCommerce compatible
- ability to translate themes and even plugins labels/texts
- includes an option to connect with translation services right from the dashboard
- last but not least great support and all in all the most complete multilanguage WordPress plugin
Price: $29 up to $195
These are 3 of the best plugins to make a multilingual website and to translate your content in different languages.
Want to know the best part?
All these plugin have a lot great features and flexible enough to meet the needs of any webmaster.
But here’s the kicker:
All you have to do know is to manually translate your content, or hire a professional service to do it for you.
What about you? Do you use any of these plugins, or others?
Just let me know in the comments bellow.