We live in a multicultural world where individuals speak a variety of languages. Linguists estimate that there are between 6000 and 7000 different languages in the world. Even if many people speak English, it is worthwhile to translate your website if a significant portion of your readership is from a given location. We frequently wind up on French or Russian blogs while looking for programming lessons. To convert the site into English, we just utilize Google Translate. It isn’t always the best, but it is sufficient for comprehension. We’ll show you how to use Google Translate in WordPress in this article.
Adding Google Translate in WordPress
Installing and activating the Google Translator plugin is the first step in using Google Translate in WordPress. To configure the plugin, navigate to Settings » Google Translator after it has been activated.
Ensure the checkbox next to plugin status is selected. After that, you must choose your website’s default language as well as the languages you want to be translated. Simply save your plugin settings once you’ve finished.
Go to Appearance » Widgets after saving the Google Language Translator settings. Add the ‘Google Language Translator’ widget to your blog’s sidebar by dragging and dropping it.
Save your widget and run a test of the Google translator on your site.
Your users can not only read a translated version of your website, but they can also translate it using Google Translate. Your readers can even contribute to the enhancement of any page’s machine translation by recommending improvements to Google translation. In fact, if you have a large readership, you may be able to have your entire website translated by volunteers.
We hope this post was helpful in getting Google Translate working on your WordPress site. When the Google Chrome browser identifies a different language on the page, it automatically offers a translate option, while other browsers do not.