12 Best Translation Plugins for WordPress

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Judging by the questions that get asked with regards to WordPress content translation, there are many of you out there who are looking for the best way to translate their WordPress site into other languages. One of the easiest ways to translate your WordPress site and backend is with a plugin, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start searching for the right plugin.

In this article, I’ll show you the 12 cool free WordPress translation plugins that will let you take any WordPress site and quickly and easily turn it into a multilingual site. While each is different in some of the primary features, each plugin has been thoroughly tested and worked well for us in the latest version of WordPress.

You should be able to do this by being able to translate your website content in different languages that are understood by your individual viewer. You may be interested in the following modern trends related articles as well: Ice Cream Nail Art Designs, Boxed Premium Themes for WordPress, Free Publishing Plugins for WordPress and Blogroll WordPress Widgets.

1. WP Slug Translate

WP Slug Translate can translate the post slug into English. It will take the post ID as slug when translation failure. If you enter the slug manually, the result will depend on you have entered. WP Slug Translate won’t overwrite an existing slug, you can try to re-translate by deleting the existing one.

WP Slug Translate
WP Slug Translate

2. Google Translate WordPress

This Google Translate WordPress Plugin dynamically adds a Google Translate widget to the upper right of your users’ screen. This will allow visitors to translate your website content to any language.

Google Translate WordPress
Google Translate WordPress

3. WP Performance Pack

WP Performance Pack is your first choice for speeding up WordPress core the easy way, no core patching required. It features options to improve localization performance and image handling (faster upload, reduced webspace usage).

WP Performance Pack
WP Performance Pack

4. mqTranslate

mqTranslate is a fork of the well-known qTranslate plugin, extending the original software with collaborative and team-oriented features. qTranslate makes creation of multilingual content as easy as working with a single language.

mqTranslate
mqTranslate

5. Google Language Translator

Settings include: inline or vertical layout, show/hide specific languages, hide/show Google toolbar, and hide/show Google branding. Add the shortcode to pages, posts, and widgets.

Google Language Translator
Google Language Translator

6. Loco Translate

The Loco Translate plugin provides in-browser editing of PO files used for localizing WordPress plugins and themes. Create and update language files directly in your theme or plugin. Native MO file compilation without the need for Gettext on your system.

Loco Translate
Loco Translate

7. CM Tooltip Glossary

CM Glossary Tooltip is a plugin for WordPress that enables you to parse posts or pages for defined glossary terms, by adding links to a glossary term page that contains the definition of the term used.

CM Tooltip Glossary
CM Tooltip Glossary

8. Easyling for WordPress

Easyling.com is a proxy-based website translation solution. It crawls your website, finds all the pages and texts. Then you can do the translation yourself using our in-context, live editing/preview/review editor, or export as an XLIFF file and do the translation in your favourite CAT tool.

Easyling for WordPress
Easyling for WordPress

9. xili-dictionary

xili-dictionary is a dictionary storable in custom post type (CPT) and terms (custom taxonomy) to create, update and translate .po files or .mo files of current theme folder and of current plugins.

xili-dictionary
xili-dictionary

10. Polylang

Polylang allows you to create a bilingual or multilingual WordPress site. You write posts, pages and create categories and post tags as usual, and then define the language for each of them. The translation of a post, whether it is in the default language or not, is optional.

Polylang
Polylang

11. Transposh WordPress Translation

Transposh translation filter for WordPress offers a unique approach to blog translation. It allows your blog to combine automatic translation with human translation aided by your users with an easy to use in-context interface.

Transposh WordPress Translation
Transposh WordPress Translation

12. Bing Translator

Allow your visitors to translate any page with the simple click of a bookmark. Translation happens in place without leaving the page with this light-weight, cross-browser plugin.

Bing Translator
Bing Translator