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Stella plugin


Stella plugin for WordPress is designed to give the user a simple and effective way to build a multi-language website.
It makes it possible to easily produce and manage multilingual content.

This free version of stella plugin has some limitations.

Here is a quick overview of free version features:

  1. Multi-language from the box – everything required already included
  2. Quick and simple configuration.
  3. Host versatility – use pre-configured host names or form automatic URLs.
  4. Multilingual post content editing via tabs in post edit WordPress section
  5. Website title, description and menu localization
  6. Language switching widget
  7. Plugin localization support

Learn more about full version on


  • Plugin options page
  • Editing post content via tabs


How to include language switcher somewhere in site?

Insert this code in your theme file:

How to change lang names?

Use stella-lang-codes filter.
Example. Add this code in your theme functions.php file:
add_filter( ‘stella-lang-codes’, ‘change_lang_names’);
function change_lang_names( $langs ){
$langs[‘en’] = ‘ENG’;
$langs[‘ru’] = ‘RUS’;
return $langs;
The same to add new language:
add_filter( ‘stella-lang-codes’, ‘add_new_langs’);
function add_new_langs( $langs ){
$langs[‘kl’] = ‘Klingon’;
return $langs;
Resave stella settings to make effect!

Some content doesn’t load because of the permalink structure. What would be the best solution to fix this?

Please, use get_template_directory_uri function to link your theme files.

I want to use this domains: (for English) and (for Dutch) How would I set this up at my host? Do I point all the domains to the same directory WordPress is installed in?

Yes, you need to configure your web server to point all this domains to the same directory. ( you can use aliases or virtual hosts )

My post title ( post content, site title ) not translated in frontend

Check your theme for $post->post_title code. Use get_the_title() function instead. Because Stella uses the_title filter.

What do I get with the full version?
  1. Post tags, categories and custom taxonomies localization
  2. Post featured images localization
  3. Admin bar language switching
  4. Multisite support

You can find more information in documentation
For any questions mail to



  • content_url() & includes_url() instead hardcoded ‘wp-content’, ‘wp-includes’
  • WordPress installed in some subdirectories
  • API: stella_translate_filter function
  • API: stella_localize_taxonomies function
  • API: stella_menu_language_switcher_item_html filter
  • widgetkit plugin compatiblity
  • visual composer plugin compatiblity
  • menu language switcher


WordPress in subfolder support
Query mode support ( non-permalinks situation )
API updates


Plugin release.

Contributors & Developers

Stella plugin is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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