ConveyThis Translate – WordPress Translation Plugin

Description

ConveyThis Translate is the fastest and easiest way to translate your WordPress website into over 90 languages instantly!

Installing the plugin consists of just a few simple steps and takes no more than 2 minutes.

To start working with it you don’t need to have any background in web development or deal with .PO files. ConveyThis Translate automatically detects the content of your website and provides instant and accurate machine translation. Meantime it optimizes all the translated pages according to Google best practices in point of multilingual website. Also you will be able to view and edit all the performed translations through one simple interface or hire a professional translator to do this for you. As a result you will get a SEO friendly, fully compatible with all other themes and plugins of a multilingual website.

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Features:

• free plan with no limited time usage for testing
• fast and accurate automatic machine translation
• 90+ languages of the most popular world languages
• no redirections to third-party sites as with Google translate
• no credit card required for registration and money back guarantee for all paid plans
• easy to use (just a few simple steps from registration to translation)
• no need to deal with .PO files and no coding required
• 100% compatibility with all themes and plugins (including WooCommerce)
• SEO-optimized (all translated pages will be indexed by Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)
• one simple interface to manage all your translated content
• professional translators from a translation agency with over 15 years of experience
• customizable design and position of language switcher button

Here is how you can get from the current version of your website to the full benefit multilingual one.

After installation and activation, each line of your site will be translated into the desired language with automatic machine translation or by professional translators. Once you get your pages translated by machine proceed to “My Translations” dashboard at your ConveyThis account to proofread and edit your translations.
If you want to delegate the entire process to your co-worker, our professional translator or even freelancers you can do this without creating any special accounts with restricted access, etc. Just simply grant the access from your ConveyThis account to this person and let them do the job for you.
This is the incredibly powerful combination of both machine translation and human translation.

If you need to delete some of your translated pages (for whatever reason – you assume that this page is not as important to be in the foreign language as you thought before, or you just want to change the entire content of this page in your target language), in “My Translations” you can simply do this with one click and your translated words limit will be renew so you don’t pay extra money for such things that can take place in the localization process.

Is ConveyThis Translate free?

ConveyThis Translate is free for small bilingual websites and blogs with one extra translation language.
More languages are available on our advanced plans.

Creating multilingual content is not always fast and easy, especially if you want your customers to be completely satisfied with the accuracy of the provided translation. You don’t need to choose multiple languages the first time. You can start with one extra language, test it absolutely free with no limited time usage. Once you realize that you are ready for a multi language website you can switch at any time for one of the plans that covers multilanguage and is a better fit for more deep multilingual goals.

The difference between the plans is only in the amount of translated words and page views. You will not pay for what you don’t need. Each plan for two or multiple languages to choose between and other benefits included.

For simple bilingual sites the most simple plan will be enough, but yet you will have all the benefits of a multilingual site as the person with a most advanced plan. Here is everything prepared for your multilingual website and international grow. Manage only the amount of translated words and page views. As soon as you get more visitor it’s a sign to get a bigger plan. But until this moment the plugin will help you gain them without cutting any benefits.

Why is SEO optimization so significant?

Your multilingual content will be properly indexed by all search engines so you will get the additional SEO boost.
Most of the traditional plugins give you the ability to translate your website for free and call you to purchase their premium addons to translate page URLs, alt tags for images, add hreflang attributes, etc.

ConveyThis translate works out of the box and gives you all the benefits of the multilingual site from the very beginning.
When you get your translations done you may think that some other benefits will be redundant and don’t take them into account, but localization is only half of the case. It’s not enough to just localize your website to attract the global audience. Some of your customers might become more loyal if you add extra languages to your website but new ones will never find it and you will get much less benefits from your multilingual website. ConveyThis was built to give you the ultimate translation solution that will help you in gaining international customers from foreign countries without extra pain.
Here is really all in one translation plugin you may potentially need for your multilingual website. You will never have to deal with testing extra options to choose which one gives you more foreign speaking customers or pay a SEO expert for consulting. We include all the details in an initial plugin so you will be able to get benefits right from the beginning.

Does ConveyThis Translate provide support?

ConveyThis provide instant support to everyone.

You can ask your questions either via online chat on the ConveyThis.com website or email us directly at support@conveythis.com

Our working hours is Eastern Standard Time (EST) or (GMT-4).
But we answer to everyone within not more than 10 hours in weekdays.

Instructions

  1. Download the plugin here and upload it to your site or install it from your WP admin
  2. Sign up at https://www.conveythis.com/account/login/ to set up your account
  3. After confirming your account go to the “Dashboard” in your account
  4. Copy your unique API key (it looks similar to “pub_xxxxxxxxxx”)
  5. Go to the plugin’s configuration page at your WP admin
  6. Paste this API key into the appropriate section
  7. Select source language and target language (es)
  8. Customize language switcher as you want (you have the convenient “preview” mode)
  9. Save changes
  10. The language button now appeared on your website.
  11. You can switched to another language and see translated page
  12. If you want to edit your translation go “My Translation” in your account

*If you want to make all the settings later then just paste your API key, save changes and the button will appear on your website right away.

CovnveyThis Translation plugin supports all these languages:
Azerbaijan, Albanian, Amharic, English, Arabic, Armenian, Afrikaans, Basque, Bashkir, Belarusian, Bengali, Burmese, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Welsh, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Haitian (Creole), Galician, Dutch, Hill Mari, Greek, Georgian, Gujarati, Danish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Icelandic, Spanish, Kazakh, Kannada, Catalan, Kyrgyz, Chinese, Korean, Xhosa, Khmer, Laotian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Macedonian, Maori, Marathi, Mari, Mongolian, German, Nepali, Norwegian, Punjabi, Papiamento, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Cebuano, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovakian, Slovenian, Swahili, Sundanese, Tajik, Thai, Tagalog, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Turkish, Udmurt, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Urdu, Finnish, French, Hindi, Croatian, Czech, Swedish, Scottish, Estonian, Esperanto, Javanese, Japanese

Screenshots

  • Overview of how the language switcher will transform you current website into multilingual one.
  • Plugin's simple configuration page.
  • Button customization and instant preview.
  • Language-flag pair customization.
  • Some of the available switcher design appearances.
  • The user panel home screen.
  • "My Translations" main screen.
  • The list of currently translated URLs belonging to a specific domain.
  • The "My Translations page", where you can edit your translations however you see fit.
  • Example of the site with customized language-flag pair (e.g. U.S. flag for English language)

Installation

  1. Download the plugin here and upload it to your site or install it from your WP admin
  2. Sign up at https://www.conveythis.com/account/login/ to set up your account
  3. After confirming your account go to the “Dashboard” in your account
  4. Copy your unique API key (it looks similar to “pub_xxxxxxxxxx”)
  5. Go to the plugin’s configuration page at your WP admin
  6. Paste this API key into the appropriate section
  7. Select source language and target language (es)
  8. Customize language switcher as you want (you have the convenient “preview” mode)
  9. Save changes
  10. The language button now appeared on your website.
  11. You can switched to another language and see translated page
  12. If you want to edit your translation go “My Translation” in your account

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the plugin here and upload it to your site or install it from your WP admin
  2. Sign up at https://www.conveythis.com/account/login/ to set up your account
  3. After confirming your account go to the “Dashboard” in your account
  4. Copy your unique API key (it looks similar to “pub_xxxxxxxxxx”)
  5. Go to the plugin’s configuration page at your WP admin
  6. Paste this API key into the appropriate section
  7. Select source language and target language (es)
  8. Customize language switcher as you want (you have the convenient “preview” mode)
  9. Save changes
  10. The language button now appeared on your website.
  11. You can switched to another language and see translated page
  12. If you want to edit your translation go “My Translation” in your account
What are the minimum installation requirements for ConveyThis?
  • WordPress 4.0 or higher
  • PHP version 5.3 or higher
Can I edit my site’s translations?

Yes, you can edit the translation in your account on the My Translations tab. All changes will be displayed on your site.

Will the search engines (Google, Yandex, Bing, etc.) index the translated pages?

Of course. ConveyThis creates a unique URL-prefix based to the language selected (for example: /ru/ for Russian or /es/ for Spanish), which will be indexed by all search engines.

Is ConveyThis Translate compatible with my theme/plugin?

Yes! Where other translation plugins may overcomplicate things, breaking down the translation by theme, plugin, WordPress options (such as blog title and description), and then post and page content all separately, the biggest advantage of ConveyThis Translate is in its simplicity:

When a visitor accesses one of your pages, ConveyThis Translate essentially takes a “snapshot” of all the content, including meta text and other items not directly visible on the page, then uses that text data to retrieve or generate translations. By translating your site’s content with this method, you never have to worry about whether changing your theme or adding a new plugin will affect the translated version of your site.

ConveyThis Translate will always be able to translate all the content on your site!

Why don’t my translations appear?

There are three potential reasons that your translations may not appear on your website:

  1. Your plugin is not setup. ConveyThis Translate takes only a few seconds to setup, so the first thing to confirm is that your plugin is configured properly. Make sure you select your site’s source language (the language your text is currently written in) and then select which languages you want your site to be available in. Make sure you click the save button to complete the setup.
  2. Another script is causing a JavaScript conflict that blocks the plugin from running. ConveyThis Translate relies on JavaScript to function, and if another plugin throws an error or other exception that prevents the JavaScript from running properly, it may cause issues with the translations being displayed. Try disabling your other plugins one at a time to see if they are causing the conflict.
  3. You have exceeded the limits of your plan. If you add more languages than your subscription plan supports, or if you exceed the number of words or translations supported by your subscription plan, it may cause the translations to not be displayed on your site. Please view your pages and the plugin’s configuration screen when logged in as an administrator and look for any error messages. You can also view your current usage statistics and related data by logging into your user account on https://www.conveythis.com/
Can I bundle ConveyThis Translate with my themes?

No, you may not bundle the ConveyThis Translate plugin with your themes without express permission.

If you are a WordPress theme developer and would like to provide ConveyThis Translate as a plugin, or have other ideas for integrating ConveyThis Translate into your products, please visit https://www.conveythis.com/ and contact us to discuss licensing and other issues.

Why is my text showing as ??????? (question mark characters)

If the text on your site is displaying as ? (question mark) or square/rectangular symbols, this is typically caused by an encoding issue.

ConveyThis Translate stores translations as UTF-8 encoded string data. To make sure your text is displayed properly, your pages must also be rendered with UTF-8 encoding. This is the standard and default encoding for most WordPress setups, but it is possible to change it. If you think this may be the case, please follow the official WordPress documentation on changing your site’s encoding: https://codex.wordpress.org/Converting_Database_Character_Sets

Also, make sure your theme’s template files are save as UTF-8 encoded file types, and that your blog’s header is setting the charset value to UTF-8, like so:

<meta charset=”UTF-8″ /> or <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=UTF-8″>

How do I setup my server to separate languages into directories?

Good news: this requires no additional configuration on your server!

Directory rewriting is a built-in feature that utilizes WordPress’s core functionality to automatically prepend the language code to the front of your URL to differentiate your main content from your translated content.

For example, the translated versions of a page located at https://example.blog/my-first-post/ can be accessed from:

  • https://example.blog/es/my-first-post/ (Spanish)
  • https://example.blog/de/my-first-post/ (German)
  • https://example.blog/ru/my-first-post/ (Russian)
  • etc.

Make sure that you don’t have directories setup on your server with the same name as the language prefixes to avoid any issues with this redirect method. Additionally, make sure that posts, pages, and other content is not setup in WordPress to use the two-letter language code for routing as well. Confirm this with your theme, any other plugins you may be running, and your blog’s permalink settings.

Will ConveyThis slow down my site?

ConveyThis Translate will not slow down your website as it never needs to access your site’s database at any time to translate your site’s content!

Unlike other translation plugins such as WPML, Polylang, Loco Translate, and GTranslate, which rely on pulling and saving post, plugin, theme, and other WordPress text from your database, putting lots of additional, unneeded strain on your server, ConveyThis Translate works differently. By scanning each page as it is visited and then retrieving your translations directly from the ConveyThis server–rather than your own–you will never need to worry about optimizing your queries, clearing out old translation revisions, or other database issues. It just works!

What do I do if I can’t find the account confirmation email?

After you have registered on ConveyThis.com you need to confirm your email address.

Sometimes, you might not be able to find the confirmation email in your main inbox.

Here are some ways to find it:

  • Check your Spam/Junk folder.
  • Go to the folder “All Mail” if you use Gmail.
  • More rarely it might appear in the “Promotions” tab if you use Gmail. You can click on the message and drag it to the Primary tab. Click “Yes” to do this automatically for all future messages from ConveyThis.

If none of the aforementioned helps, please contact our support or use the “Forgot Password” form.

To make sure our emails will reach your inbox in the future you can add our email address to your contacts list. The email address you need is info@conveythis.com.

Why can’t I save on the configuration?

If you cannot set up the API key or select languages on the configuration page, or attempts to translate a page of your website fails, you might be running an outdated version of the plugin. Please update ConveyThis to the latest version.

How do I update ConveyThis for the latest version?

If there is a new version of the plugin available, it will appear on the wp-admin panel under the “Dashboard” > “Updates” on the left, as well as under “Plugins” > “Installed Plugins.”

How to update the plugin through WordPress:

  1. Open the list of plugins in your wp-admin panel and find ConveyThis.
  2. Below the plugin’ss general information you can see if there are any updates available.

If so, press “Update Now” and the plugin will be automatically updated within the seconds (or press “View version [number] details” and press “Update” from there).

Download the new version in a .zip archive from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

  1. Go to https://wordpress.org/plugins/conveythis-translate/, or type the name of the plugin in search form.
  2. Click the “Download” button. The plugin will be downloaded as a zip archive.
  3. Go to the Plugins page in your wp-admin and press “Add New”, then press “Upload Plugin”.
  4. Choose the zip file that you just downloaded, upload it, and press “Install Now”.
How do I check the translated segments?

To find your page’s translations you can go to the page “My Translations”.

You can find this page by pressing the “ConveyThis” link at the top of your WordPress admin panel and then pressing “Edit My Translations”.

You will be redirected to the log-in page of our website. Sign in to your account and go to the “My Translations” tab.

Find and click your website’s domain name. That’s it! Here are all your translated pages in one place, and also information about the target language and number of page views.

You may access the translations of your website’s home page with the short abbreviation of the target language, for example:

/ar/
/ru/
/fr/

All other pages have the same abbreviation at first place and then goes the specific page address of a current page, for example:

/ar/category/finance/loans/
/ru/computers/software/3-ways-to-convert-youtube-videos-to-mov-on-mac/
/fr/category/computers/

How do I find, edit, and save translated pages?

Log in to your ConveyThis account and go to the “My Translations” tab.

To edit your translations, first choose domain name you want to edit with and select a specific page address to work on.

Layout of different fragments of the text is categorized as follows:

Page Text: headings, paragraphs, and other text rendered on the page.

Meta Text: page title, description, keywords, and other text not rendered on the page.

Attributes: text in the page body that is not rendered, e.g. title attributes and image alt text.

Here you will see all of your text split up into framgments. To find a specific bit of text, you can copy the first few words of the paragraph you want to edit from your website, then on the My Translations page press Ctrl+F/Cmd+F on your keyboard and paste it the to the search section.

To edit the translations, use the right column labeled “Translations”. To save your changes, just press “Save Translations” button at the bottom of this current page.

To delete the entire translation of this language for this page, go back to the previous page and press the “delete” button on the right part of the screen.

How to find untranslated fragments?

Sometimes machine translation may miss translating some text. To find the untranslated text, go to the page “My Translations” and choose the specific page you want to edit.

All basic fragments related to this particular page (such as body text, titles, subtitles, etc.) can be found on the tab “Page Text”.

Let’s say the title of the article was not translated automatically and you need to do it manually. Go to the “Page Text” tab, press Ctrl+F/Cmd+F and paste the title into your browser’s search bar.

Can ConveyThis be run on localhost?

As of version 2.7 of the plugin, ConveyThis can now be tested from localhost. Previous versions of the plugin will not work on sites hosted locally.

How long does my account session last?

When you are editing your translations in your account on our website, you have 24 hours to save your changes before the session expires. When you are on the page “My Translations” page, do not forget to save any changes by pressing the “Save Translations” button at the bottom of the page.

What number of languages ConveyThis support?

The number of languages available depends on the plan that you are subscribed to.

With the most advanced “Pro plan” you have 92 languages at your disposal.

So the current amount of the possible languages to operate is 92.

While this list contains all the most-spoken languages of the world, many rare dialects are not yet included.

The plugin can translate not only websites with English language as its source language, but any of the 92 languages available. So whether you are from an English-speaking country or from almost any place of the world, the plugin will work for you.

Is ConveyThis Translate free?

ConveyThis Translate is totally free for small websites (under 5,000 words) with one translation language.

Users of paid plans can get their money back within the month of using the plugin you are not satisfied with the result.

What is Hreflang Attribute?

According to MOZ experts the “hreflang” attribute (also referred to as rel=”alternate” hreflang=”x”) tells Google which language you are using on a specific page, so the search engine can serve that result to users searching in that language.

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Hreflang attribute allows you to show search engines what the relationship is between web pages in alternate languages. It’s useful when you’ve created content that’s specific to a local audience. The hreflang attribute adds a signal to search engines that a user querying in language “x” will want this result instead of a page with similar content in language “y”.

Hreflang is a signal, not a directive. That means that other SEO factors may override the hreflang attribute and cause a different version of your page to rank higher. To give search engines the clearest possible signals about which pages are for users in which language, make sure you’re using other international SEO best practices.

Can I migrate from WPML, Polylang or Weglot Translate?

You can easily migrate from any translation plugin. Just deactivate the current plugin from your wp-admin panel. ConveyThis Translate can then start working properly on your website.

What are the benefits of ConveyThis work interface?

From the “My Translations” page you can quickly and easily find any translated page from your website.

If you have thousands of pages, you do not need to remember their titles and get confused, as with similar plugins. Instead, the list of translated page is organized by each page’s URL. For example, the Scrybs plugin interface is built in a very convenient way, but all translated pages are sorted by the page title, while the ConveyThis interface sort all translations by the page’s URL.

For example:

  • /ru/category/product-reviews/
  • /az/category/self-improvement/organizing/
How can I set up / move the language switcher?

If you want to customize your language switcher, first access the settings page for the plugin in wp-admin and click “Show more options”.

You can choose how you want the language switcher displayed: square or round flag; with or without text in it.

You will be able to place the switcher button either at the top of the right side or at the bottom of the right side of the page. You can also move it to the center of the page or set up the spacing you want using the toggle in section labeled “Indenting”.

How do I resolve “cURL error 7: Failed to connect to api.conveythis.com port 443: Connection refused”?

Sometimes you may experience the following error:

[http_request_failed] cURL error 7: Failed to connect to api.conveythis.com port 443: Connection refused

This usually means that the server cannot connect to api.conveythis.com. Possible reasons could be a firewall or your IP being blocked by ConveyThis.

Port 443 is “https”, which your server may not accept. You can try to connect over “http” instead. You can also try to use a proxy server.

If you’ve tried all of the above and still get this error, contact us at support@conveythis.com.

What do I do if I still need help?

If you weren’t able to find the answer to your question, you can always use the online support form on our website to promptly get answers to any questions. Business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

You can also email us directly at this email address: support@conveythis.com.

If you contact us during the week, we can guarantee that you will get a reply within the next 12 hours if it is sent before midnight on Friday.

Reviews

Great support

The Live Chat support team is very responsive and they do everything they can to help.

Dedicated support team

I was pleasantly suprised by the amount and quality of help I received after contacting their support. My issue was successfully resolved. Obviously I will remain a user of this plugin, which, by the way, is a must-have for any multi-lingual WordPress website.

I love it!

Needs some more features but it’s extremely promising! It’s really fast.
A must for every multilingual site!

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Contributors & Developers

“ConveyThis Translate – WordPress Translation Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.16.0

  • Notice about available amount of target languages at the Free plan.
  • Notice about the sequence of language-flag customization process.

2.15.0

  • Language-flag pair customization added
  • User interface was improved.

2.14.0

  • Fixed a bug with link buffer read.
  • Added extra links on plagins page.

2.13.0

  • Improved the SEO friendliness of the functionality.
  • Enhanced the language selector button to allow selecting languages by click.
  • Added the Portuguese flag.

2.12.0

  • Fixed a bug with link replacement.
  • Improved the way languages are displayed on the button.

2.11.0

  • Minimized the amount of embedded scripts, styles, and images.

2.10.0

  • The button was modified.
  • Added button preview in settings page.

2.9.0

  • Made some final touches to the flag graphics.
  • Made notifications less annoying.

2.8.0

  • Enhanced the flag styles.
  • Added additional configuration settings.

2.7.0

  • Added a cross-browser select feature.
  • Updated the style and location of the language-selection list.
  • Added the ability to test the plugin from a local server.

2.6.0

  • Fixed wp-admin bar.

2.5.0

  • Improved user interface with new notification system.

2.4.0

  • Upgraded to the ConveyThis API v5.0.
  • Improved text parsing methods, which will enhance functionality and custom translation.

2.3.0

  • Upgraded to the ConveyThis API v4.0.

2.1.0

  • Addressed code quality issues.
  • Upgraded to latest version of the ConveyThis API.

1.9.0

  • Initial launch.