Wordpress Plugins

7 Best Translation Plugins for WordPress

WPML WordPress Multilingual Plugin

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WordPress is not translation ready. So, it only allows you to create a website in English by default. But it does not stop you to create a multilingual website or a website in different languages. There are various nice plugins which let you easily translate your WordPress website. In this post, I am listing few best translation plugins for WordPress.

Before you start, you must know that there are basically two kinds of plugins. One is that allow you manually add the translation of content in other languages. But there are also ew plugins with automatic content translation. These plugin use Google or Bing Translate services. It is fast but will surely be full of errors and you will have to read the content properly.

I am adding plugins for both kinds of translation. You need to check all these plugins and see what is good for you.

Best Translation Plugins for WordPress

1. WPML

WPML WordPress Multilingual PluginWPML is the most popular translation plugin. It is a premium plugin which makes WordPress site multilingual. Default WPML install comes with 40 languages support. With available language editor, you can add your local language. You only need to select languages and it will then add a dropdown in your WordPress website. Visitors can use this dropdown to select the language for your website.

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WPML is compatible with all popular WordPress frameworks and thousands of WordPress themes. You can enjoy this plugin without any problem.

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2. Polylang

Polylang Translation Plugin

Polylang is a free WordPress translation plugin that allows you to create multilingual content. So, you can have content in as many languages as you want. The plugin allows you choose preferred language and it also supports RTL languages. It automatically downloads respective WordPress language packs.

Polylang is compatible with major SEO plugins for WordPress. This plugin also takes care of multilingual SEO like html hreflang tags and open graph tags. You can choose to use a directory, subdomain, or one domain per language.

The free version of the plugin lets you create the manual translation. For using the translated slug, you need the pro version of the plugin.

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3. Multilingual Press

Multilingual Press

Multilingual Press helps you in connecting multiple websites as language alternative. So, if you want to use this plugin, you need to first have multiple WordPress installations for a different language. Once you activate the plugin, it automatically creates posts and pages in other languages you specify.

Multilingual Press helps you in connecting multiple websites as language alternative. So, if you want to use this plugin, you need to first have multiple WordPress installations for a different language. Once you activate the plugin, it automatically creates posts and pages in other languages you specify.

This plugin supports 174 languages. It also generates SEO-friendly URLs and offers automatic hreflang support.

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4. qTranslate

qTranslate

qTranslate is a popular free WordPress plugin which lets you create a multilingual website. It comes with 17 languages support which you can select from the back end. You do not need to create a separate post for each language but you can translate posts and pages from within the post/page editors.

This plugin also offers a professional translation service within the dashboard.

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5. xili-language

Xili Language translation WordPress plugin

Xili-language is also a nice translation plugin for WordPress which lets you create a multilingual website. You can easily add new language from the backend. But before using this plugin, you need to be sure that your theme is translation ready. The recent version of the plugin supports most of the themes and it has add-ons to make it work with several other WordPress plugins.

It can also change your theme’s language files depending on the language content. The plugin also comes with few tools to help you build your multilingual site.

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6. Google Language Translator

Google Language Translator

Google Language Translator makes it easier for translation of content from one language to another. So, it saves your time. This plugin integrates Google Translate to your WordPress Website and helps you in content translation.

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7. Bing Translator

Bing Translator Plugin

Bing Translator plugin is similar to the Google Translator plugin. It uses Bing’s translator tool to automatically translate content from the source language to other languages. This plugin is maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies. It works fine but hasn’t been updated for a long time.

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