Translate WordPress with GTranslate

Description

GTranslate plugin uses Google Translate automatic translation service to translate wordpress site with Google power and make it multilingual. With 103 available languages your site will be available to more than 99% of internet users. Our paid versions are fully SEO compatible which will increase your international traffic and sales. GTranslate is a budget multilingual WordPress solution which combines automatic and human translations to save money and is easy to implement.

GTranslate is a leading website translation services provider since 2008 and powers more than 500.000 multilingual websites worldwide.

Please use GTranslate Support for your questions and support requests! We are multilingual!

Please check our FAQ to get quick answers.

Features

  • Free Google automatic machine translation
  • Hides “Suggest better translation” pop-up
  • Hides Google top frame after translation
  • Mouse over effect
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Translates the site on the fly
  • Posts and pages translation
  • Categories and tags translation
  • Menus and widgets translation
  • Themes and plugins translation
  • Right to left language support
  • Google language translator widget
  • Available styles Dropdown, Flags, Flags with dropdown, Nice dropdown with flags, Flags with language names, Flags with language codes, Language names, Language codes, Globe
  • Floating language selector
  • Language bar with flags in menu
  • WooCommerce shop translation
  • Multilanguage
  • Multilingual language names in native alphabet
  • Alternative flags for Quebec, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia

Paid Features

  • Multilingual SEO – Enable search engine indexing
  • Neural machine translations with human level translation quality
  • Increase traffic and AdSense revenue
  • Search engine friendly (SEF) URLs
  • Yoast SEO compatible
  • WooCommerce compatible
  • You can have sub-directory (example.com/es/) or sub-domain (es.example.com) URL structure
  • URL Translation aka slug translation is possible (example.com/about-us → example.es/sobre-nosotros)
  • You can manually correct translations
  • In context translation interface (make corrections without loosing the context)
  • Meta data translation (meta keywords, meta description)
  • Translating schema.org microdata for better search engine appearance
  • Seamless updates (cloud service updated on our side – SaaS, you do not need to worry about backups on your side)
  • JSON format translation
  • AMP translation (Accelerated Mobile Pages translation)
  • Image localization – Media translation
  • Translation Proxy (aka Translation Delivery Network)
  • Centralized Translation Cache – We revise and improve translations over time
  • Language Hosting (example.fr)
  • Live Chat Support

Download GTranslate

GTranslate WordPress Demo

Watch GTranslate Tour

Edit Translations Demo (paid)

Keywords: translate wordpress, wordpress translator, translate, translator, translation, machine translate, wp translate, ajax translate, bilingual, multilanguage, multilingual, i18n, localization, l10n, tradurre, traducir, traduire, traduzione, ubersetzung, mehrsprachig, oversette, oversatta, vertaling, vertaler, meertalig

List of supported languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

Screenshots

  • Dropdown with flags
  • Nice dropdown with flags (closed)
  • Nice dropdown with flags (open)
  • Globe with language flags
  • Flags with language names
  • Flags with language codes
  • Settings page

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/gtranslate directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings → GTranslate screen to configure the plugin
  4. There are 4 ways you can use to publish the language selector on your website

1. Floating Language Selector
You can turn on Floating language selector option from Settings → GTranslate screen and it will show the language selector in appropriate location (Top Right, Bottom Right, Top Left or Bottom Left)

2. Showing in Menu
You can select from the list of available menus in which menu the language selector should appear

3. Use GTranslate shortcode
You can use [gtranslate] shortcode anywhere on your website including posts, pages, text widgets.
You can edit your template files and use <?php echo do_shortcode('[gtranslate]'); ?> in HTML which will render the language selector.

4. Use GTranslate Widget
You can use Appearence → Widgets screen to publish GTranslate widget inside a sidebar of your template.

If you are using any cache plugin, do not forget to clear your cache.

If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to use our Support Forum or Live Chat

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/gtranslate directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings → GTranslate screen to configure the plugin
  4. There are 4 ways you can use to publish the language selector on your website

1. Floating Language Selector
You can turn on Floating language selector option from Settings → GTranslate screen and it will show the language selector in appropriate location (Top Right, Bottom Right, Top Left or Bottom Left)

2. Showing in Menu
You can select from the list of available menus in which menu the language selector should appear

3. Use GTranslate shortcode
You can use [gtranslate] shortcode anywhere on your website including posts, pages, text widgets.
You can edit your template files and use <?php echo do_shortcode('[gtranslate]'); ?> in HTML which will render the language selector.

4. Use GTranslate Widget
You can use Appearence → Widgets screen to publish GTranslate widget inside a sidebar of your template.

If you are using any cache plugin, do not forget to clear your cache.

If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to use our Support Forum or Live Chat

It doesn’t work, what to do?

Please check GTranslate Support Forum and feel free to create a new topic if you cannot find answers.

What is GTranslate?

GTranslate is a multilingual solution for your website.

  • Multilingual solution makes your website available to the world
  • One click translation helps visitors to read your site in their native language
  • Free automatic translation translates your site instantly upon installation
  • Professional translation by a human being is available 24/7
  • Customizable layout lets you choose the suitable layout for your site
  • Analytics with Google provides insight into your audience and user activity
Is it FREE?

Yes! We have free version and paid versions with advanced features.

What is the quality of translation?

We use Google neural machine translations which are very accurate for popular language pairs. In the paid versions you can refine the translations manually and order professional translations directly from your site.

You can read this blog post for more info: https://gtranslate.io/blog/translation-quality-got-better-with-neural-machine-translations

Are the translations provided free of charge?

Yes, we use Google Translate widget for website which provides free machine translations which makes it possible to make your wordpress website multilingual instantly upon installation.

Can I modify the translations?

That feature is available in our paid version. You will be able to make edits directly on the page without loosing the context.

Which languages are supported?

Here is the list: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Myanmar (Burmese), Nepali, Norwegian, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

Is it SEO compatible?

Our free version doesn’t give any SEO advantage. For SEO features and multilingual SEO you need to use our paid versions which have all the SEO advantages.

What is multilingual SEO?

Multilingual SEO is a SEO strategy which uses new content generation technique by translating your original content and making your website multilingual. By translating your website into many languages you are creating many new multilingual keywords targeted for international market. It helps to increase your search appearnce on search engines results pages (SERPs), which can generate more traffic, increase sales and rise the conversion rate.

Is URL Translation available?

In our paid versions we have a feature to translate URL of your website which will give you more SEO advantage. For example http://example.com/about-us → http://example.com/sobre-nosotros

How the free version differs from the paid versions?

Free vesion is a nice looking language selector you can place on your website. It has a built in Javascript engine which allows to translate your website automatically to multiple languages. With free version your website URL doesn’t change and the translations are not stored. While paid versions are a translation proxy also known as Translation Delivery Network. We host the translated versions of your website on our cloud network under a language specific domain. In that case every language will have a separate domain and be indexed in search engines, which will help you to increase international traffic and sales.

What is a Translation Delivery Network?

Translation Delivery Network is a translation proxy which mirrors your website in different languages.

GTranslate TDN technology is a cloud-based approach to the website translation task. There is no need to alter your environment and install software to localize your website. You can have your multilingual website up and running in less than 5 minutes.

We will translate your content and host your translations in our cloud network. All the visits to your translated versions will be proxied through our network to your original website, so you will have a translated mirror of your website.

Can I exclude some parts from being translated?

Yes, you need to wrap the text you don’t want to be translated with <span class=”notranslate”></span>. You can add class=”nturl” to the “a” tag if you don’t want the destination URL to contain the language code.

Which websites are supported?

All the HTML websites are supported. However the contents of media files like images and flash will not be translated. You can upload a different image for each translation.

How Translation Delivery Network works?

You just need to change your DNS records to add sub-domains or domains dedicated to your languages to our Translation Delivery Network.

So when someone visits the new added sub-domain it will show the translated clone of your website.

After that you can just configure and place the GTranslate Free widget on your site to enable language selection.

What are the server requirements?

There are no server requirements! Your website can be written in any programming language and hosted on any web server.

What about updates?

Updates are done seamlessly. Since the translations are hosted on our server we take care about updates. You just use up to date service every day. No need to worry about backups.

Do I need to pay for Google Translate API key usage?

No, we provide the automatic translations for free.

Can I test before making a payment?

Yes, we have a 15 days free trial for our new customers.

Can I use it on SSL / HTTPS website?

Absolutely! You can use it for our free and paid versions.

Recently we have added support for Let’s Encrypt certificates which are provided for free if you use sub-domain URL structure.

How does the 15 day free trial work?

Trial is available for new customers only. If you do not wish to continue you may cancel any time during the trial period and you will not be charged anything.

How can I be sure that search engines will index my website?

You can check that this website is indexed in Google by searching for site:gtranslate.io.

How I can edit the translations or order professional human translations?

You need to go to the language you want to edit, for instance, French: http://domain.com/fr/ and add ?language_edit=1 to the end of the URL: http://domain.com/fr/?language_edit=1 and you will see the Edit and Add to Cart buttons near each text.

Reviews

Really Usefulll

This exactly what I was looking for…… Thanks to GTranslate my website is available worldwide now. I highly recommend it.

Excellent plugin!

Excellent plugin! Does exactly what it claims it will do, thus what you want it to do. Customers are loving it! Thank you for creating this plugin.

Amazing!!!

Edvard

1:38 am in Yerevan, Armenia
Founder and creator of GTranslate

Agape: can you tell me how to put the language selector/switcher on a desired place in the page?

Edvard: what is your website address?
Agape: agapeacupunctuur.nl

Edvard: https://wordpress.org/plugins/gtranslate/#installation
Agape: I know… but I can’t find the way to position the switcher

Edvard: where do you wish it to appear?
Agape: I’m not an advanced WP-user
just beside my switcher WPML Multilingual CMS
left to it, as a way to tell that my manual translation lies next to yours

Edvard: is your WPML switcher published as a widget?
Agape: guess so… let me c whether I can find out…

Edvard: ok, you can add GTranslate widget next to it
Agape: but how can I set the coordinates?

Edvard: first publish it, so we can see how it appears, then I’ll tell you the rest
Agape: it is already there…. bottom-right, the wonderful new globe one, blue

Edvard: you are using Show floating language selector, set it to No then publish GTranslate widget next to WPML widget
Agape: ok, I’ll try to figure out what you’re saying… wait…
now the switcher is gone from my pages
this I don’t understand: “publish GTranslate widget next to WPML widget”
how exactly?

Edvard: Do you see GTranslate in the list of widgets?
Agape: leme c
where can I find them?

Edvard: in your Appearance Widgets
Agape: ahah… got it… wait a sec
I can only place it above or under mine, not beside it
as u can c

Edvard: that is correct, place it under it
Agape: but the layout is awful like this… I’d like to put the globe left to mine

Edvard: Do not rush, remove the title from GTranslate widget
Agape: it’s still awful like this

Edvard: I’m still going step by step with it, we are not finished
Agape: and the flags are now very far away

Edvard: please do not rush me and be patient if you want to have a result, OK?
Agape: oh, ok… I thought it is final already … hihihih
okay, what next?

Edvard: Add this CSS into your theme CSS from Appearance Editor
#icl_lang_sel_widget-1 {position: absolute;width: 210px;left: 22px;top: -9px;}
.widget-area {position:relative;}
Agape: wow man, this is really cool… next?
the expansion of the flags… 😉

Edvard: please be patient with me
Agape: oh yes… I’m just very exited… how it would become… hihihihi
I feel so much thankful for all this good things… nice n beautiful….
I really appreciate your precious quality time in helping me with such a minor issue… I feel a bit ashamed for this…

Edvard: #block-4 .block-content {position:absolute;width:279px;}
Agape: my goooddd… it’s really wonderful!!! It’s like a sparkling firework, thx a lot sir… i assume this is final? wooowwww

Edvard: yes, it is final, if you have a minute, please share your feedback on https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/gtranslate/reviews/
Agape: very, very sorry if I’m bothering you again… but is it possible to let the circle expanding like my logo — spiraling up and down…
oh yes… I certainly will do

Edvard: yes, it is possible, the javascript code need to be modified, I have some comments in the code for spiraling case, you can hire a developer to do it for you

Hands Down: Gets the Job Done. Fast.

Plugin performed well-beyond our expectations. It’s simple to set up, translates at blazing speeds, and is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices.

But wait, there’s more . . . the plugin owner responded to our needs in less than 8 hours – every time. Now, that’s what we call stellar customer service!

Job well done. We look forward to purchasing the pro version of this plugin. Gracias!

Thanks a lot

Thanks for this great plugin! It has helped me to translate my site to different languages.

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Contributors & Developers

“Translate WordPress with GTranslate” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.8.22

  • Intercom live chat support integrated
  • Gzip compression optimizations

2.8.21

  • Fix for gzip compression issues on mobile phones

2.8.20

  • Google neural machine translations, better quality!!!
  • Added gzip compression for communication between server and client
  • Fixed issue with double translation

2.8.19

  • Render gtranslate selector in a submenu if the menu link has gtranslate-parent class
  • Bug fixed when select tag has more than one class assigned

2.8.18

  • Make sure default language is always selected
  • Paid pricing updated
  • Disable text highlighting when translated

2.8.17

  • Fixed saving translation issue which appeared in 2.8.16 version
  • Minor readme fixes

2.8.16

  • Added option to save encoded HTML to avoid some firewall blocking
  • Updated readme to look better with the new wp.org plugin updates
  • Added link to easily navigate from widgets to plugin settings page

2.8.15

  • Fix for saving issue on GoDaddy hosting
  • Fix for double gziping in sub-directory URL structure when using Sucuri service

2.8.14

  • Added Argentina and Colombia alternative flags
  • Fixed bug in Nice looking dropdown look related to clicking the last dropdown element
  • Fixed Quebec flag issue
  • Fixed caching incompatability issue in nice looking dropdown look with GoDaddy cache, W3 Total Cache and WP Fastest Cache

2.8.13

  • Fixed bug with Globe widget look
  • Disables conflicting similar translation plugins
  • Fixed bug appeared in the latest version with the number of available languages

2.8.12

  • Tweaks to make it work better with WooCommerce
  • Fixed bug when turning off native language names option
  • Fixed bug with reordering languages
  • Fixed bug with updating the plugin when using sub-directory option
  • Fixed bug in doGTrnaslate javascript function
  • Fixed bug with floating selector when admin bar is visible (thanks to @redoper)
  • Readme updated to comply with WordPress directory guidelines (keywords removed WPML, qtranslate, transposh, loco translate, polylang, prisna translate, gts translation, lingotek, google website translator, global translator)

2.8.11

  • Fix for open redirect issue
  • Fix for incorrect selected language in nice dropdown

2.8.10

  • Added Quebec and Canada alternative flags for French and English

2.8.9

  • Major changes
  • Added missing flags, so all 104 languages have flags now
  • New 48px size flags added
  • New widget look added Flags and Language name
  • New widget look added Flags and Language code
  • New widget look added Language names
  • New widget look added Language codes

2.8.8

  • Fix for flags rendering issue in menu
  • Fix for analytics code in onfly mode
  • Fixed issue with some template conflicts

2.8.7

  • Happy New Year! 🙂
  • Fix for mystery language change when selecting default language
  • .htaccess plugin_path now relative without http://example.com
  • Bug fixed, scrolling for dropdown flags doesn’t work on some templates

2.8.6

  • Fixed bug on options page related to native language names
  • Plugin keywords added: multilanguage, multilingual, language, bilingual, i18n
  • Vimeo videos replaced by YouTube videos: GTranslate video and Translation Proxy video

2.8.5

  • Show languages in their native names
  • Automatically select default language based on wordpress locale
  • Coding issue with PHP Strict Standards and Fatal Error on some PHP versions fixed
  • Error messages more informative

2.8.4

  • New option to select in which menu the selector should appear

2.8.3

  • Added URL add-on to easily enable sub-directory URL structure (paid)
  • New option to easily enable URL Translation
  • Disallow both sub-domain and sub-directory URL structure selection at the same time
  • Fix for language change issue when URL Translation is on

2.8.2

  • Floating language selector option added: Top left, Top right, Bottom left, Bottom right

2.8.1

  • New Globe widget look added
  • Plugin localization added
  • Language list reordering added

2.0.21

  • New option to render in primary menu

2.0.20

  • Fix for depreciated code: PLUGINDIR

2.0.19

  • Added support message
  • Added Live Chat on GTranslate options page
  • Plugin tags added: polylang, prisna, gts, localize, lingotek, smartling
  • Plugin tags added: qtranslate, loco translate, google website translator, translate wordpress
  • Plugin tags added: translate, transposh, glabol translator, machine translate, wp translate

2.0.18

  • Alternative flags added: USA flag, Brazil flag, Mexico flag

2.0.17

  • GTranslate settings logo moved to localhost

2.0.16

  • Fixed possible Cross-Site-Scripting security issue
  • GTranslate logo moved to localhost
  • Update notice removed

2.0.15

  • Fix for not saving GTranslate configuration on some hostings
  • Tested up to 4.6
  • Plugin tags modified: language translator, weglot, scrybs, wpml

2.0.14

  • Fix for javascript CDATA
  • Support for Google new analytics.js added

2.0.13

  • Notifications added

2.0.12

  • Readme updated, demo videos added
  • Fixed issue in Nice dropdown look

2.0.11

  • Fixed issue with default language in Nice dropdown look

2.0.10

  • Updated links, FAQ and readme

2.0.9

  • Fixed undefined variable PHP notice

2.0.8

  • Added 13 new languages: Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Kyrgyz, Hawaiian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Luxembourgish, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi, Pashto and Xhosa

2.0.7

  • PHP notice and warning messages fixed

2.0.6

  • Updated option names to be clear

2.0.5

  • New widget look has been added: Nice dropdown with flags
  • Hiding and showing options in settings interface to be user friendly

2.0.4

  • Added 34 new languages!
  • Support for wordpress 4.4

2.0.3

  • Update recommended message added – a minor change compared to 2.0.2

2.0.2

  • Added support for sites using SSL

2.0.1

  • Admin refreshed

1.0.38

  • Fix for flags display with some templates

1.0.37

  • Bug fixed with new versions of PHP
  • Translation queue added

1.0.36

  • On Fly IE9 bug fixed

1.0.35

  • On Fly method is back

1.0.34

  • Error fixed with Chinese language in Enterprise mode

1.0.33

  • Support for Enterprise version added

1.0.30

  • Link and call home updated

1.0.29

  • Custom update checker added

1.0.28

  • Links changed

1.0.27

  • Changed text in noscript tag

1.0.26

  • Fixed issue with SSL admin

1.0.25

  • Fixed installation notification on update event
  • Removed unnecessary commented code

1.0.24

  • Tracking added for collecting statistics

1.0.23

  • Bug fixed with javascript jquery loading option

1.0.22

  • Bug fixed with language change in Pro mode
  • Added noscript tag

1.0.21

  • Statistics collector temporarily disabled

1.0.20

  • Changed the statistics collector server from Google AppEngine to GoDaddy

1.0.19

  • Added a dummy img to collect usage statistics

1.0.18

  • Fixed issue with the parameters saving in the admin

1.0.17

  • Minor changes in readme.txt

1.0.16

  • Added [GTranslate] syntax to be used inside wordpress articles/pages

1.0.15

  • Added aff link to track visits from wordpress on my site

1.0.14

  • Added notes, so people will not copy the code into their posts

1.0.13

  • jQuery conflicts fixed, using default wp jquery library
  • jQuery Translate updated to v1.4.7
  • CSRF Security Vulnerability fix

1.0.12

  • No changes made

1.0.11

  • Analytics feature implemented. If you have Google Analytics _gaq code on your site you can enable it and see the language usage.
  • Fixed issue with the cookie path in On Fly method

1.0.10

  • Bug fixed: configuration settings were lost after update
  • FAQ updated
  • Changelog reordered

1.0.9

  • Updated the description

1.0.8

  • Keywords added in the description page
  • FAQ updated

1.0.7

  • Widget title changed
  • Link added

1.0.6

  • Bug fixed: magic_quotes_gpc problem

1.0.5

  • Bug fixed: settings save problem

1.0.4

  • Minor changes

1.0.3

  • Stable version released

1.0.2

  • RC2 version

1.0.1

  • RC1 version

1.0.0

  • Initial version for WordPress