You'll now see the languages added to your WordPress navigation menu. Next on the list is to install the TranslatePress plugin, the plugin that will help you manage all the translations on your website. TranslatePress comes in a free version, available for download directly from the WordPress repository, and in 3 premium versions with extended functions. Enabling machine translation is 100% optional, but doing so can save you a lot of time if you're working with a larger, content-heavy website.
If you're not interested in machine translation at all and prefer to do it manually, you can go straight to the next step. We have sent you a confirmation email to verify that we have the 100% correct address. Polylang is a complete translation plugin that will help you create a multilingual site with ease. Simply create the page in the default language and then select the new language to translate the page.
Your visitors also have access to a language selector that you can customize on the backend. With WPML, you can add as many languages as you need to the same site. In the first step of the setup wizard, choose the site's default language and select the languages you want to translate it into. The default language for WordPress installations is English, which is fine if most of the traffic comes from places like the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom.
The use of Google Translate to translate a WordPress site is available in the free version of the plugin, while the use of DeepL is included in the pro versions. Some multilingual WordPress websites use their users' locations to automatically offer their content in their local languages. In the TranslatePress configuration you have a few other options, such as customizing the look of your WordPress language selector, but we'll leave them as default for now. We've shown you how to create your own multilingual WordPress website from scratch, using the WPML plugin.
Weglot's impressive visual editor allows you to edit and modify translations directly in the context of your multilingual WordPress site. If you've tried other WordPress translation plugins, you know how difficult it can be to set up a WordPress site in multiple languages. The translation process can be easily done with WordPress multilingual solutions, such as Weglot, which supports total cultural optimization with functions that allow you to change the images and text of the videos to the desired language. So, we've already explained why it would be beneficial to make your WordPress website multilingual, but let's also get a little more technical.
It's like Google Translate, except it translates your content for you, without having to leave WordPress. Next, we'll guide you through the process of translating your entire WordPress website in five easy steps. Fortunately, multilingual WordPress solutions, such as Weglot, make reaching global audiences easier and faster than ever. Go to the WPML section of your WordPress dashboard and then to the “Localizing themes and plugins” page.