WPGlobus – Multilingual Everything!

Description

WPGlobus is a family of WordPress plugins assisting you in making bilingual/multilingual WordPress blogs and sites.

Important Notes: please read before using WPGlobus!

  • NO AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION:
    • WPGlobus does NOT translate texts! You will translate texts manually.
  • PAGE BUILDERS / COMPOSERS:
    • The free version of WPGlobus is compatible with the WPBakery Visual Composer. Other builders, such as “Page Builder by SiteOrigin”, “Beaver Builder”, Fusion (“Avada”), Elegant (“Divi”), etc. – require a premium add-on, which is currently at the Beta-testing stage. Please read the details here.
  • IF YOU WANT TO UNINSTALL:
    • WPGlobus stores all translations using a special format: {:en}English{:}{:fr}French{:}{:es}Spanish{:}. If you decide to deactivate WPGlobus, you must run the clean-up tool to keep only one language. See the details on the “Welcome” tab in the WPGlobus Settings.
  • NO MULTISITE:
    • The multisite mode (multiple virtual sites sharing a single WordPress installation) is not tested and not supported.
  • FREE / PAID:
    • Some functionality is available only with our premium add-ons. Details below.
  • OLD PHP / OLD WORDPRESS:
    • We develop and test our software using the latest versions of PHP and WordPress only. If you have an older version and something is not working properly – please contact us and we’ll help.
  • MBSTRING:
    • For the full UTF-8 compatibility and better performance, please make sure that the Multibyte String PHP extension is enabled.

Please read the Quick Start Guide to see how WPGlobus works.

What is in the FREE version of WPGlobus?

The WPGlobus plugin provides you with the general multilingual tools.

  • Manually translate posts, pages, categories, tags, menus, and widgets; If you need help with translation, please check out our Professional Translation Services directory;
  • Add one or several languages to your WP blog/site using custom combinations of country flags, locales and language names;
  • Enable multilingual SEO features of “Yoast SEO” (FREE) and “All in One SEO” plugins;
  • Switch the languages at the front-end using: a drop-down menu extension and/or a customizable widget with various display options;
  • Switch the Administrator interface language using a top bar selector;

The WPGlobus plugin serves as the foundation to other plugins in the family.

There are several Free Add-ons:

  • WPGlobus Featured Images: allows setting featured images separately for each language.
  • WPGlobus Translate Options: enables selective translation of the wp_options table strings. You need to use it when your theme or a 3rd party plugin (a slider, for example) allows you to enter some texts (headings, buttons, etc.) and stores them in the options table.
  • WPGlobus for WPBakery Visual Composer: enables WPGlobus on certain themes that use WPBakery’s Composer. Please note that Visual Composer is a commercial product, and therefore our support is limited.
  • WPGlobus for Black Studio TinyMCE Widget: adds multilingual editing capabilities to the visual editor widget.

When do I need WPGlobus Premium Add-ons?

  • To translate URLs (/my-page/ translates to /fr/ma-page, /ru/моя-страница and so on);
  • To “postpone” translation to all languages and publish only those that are ready;
  • To have completely separate menus for each language;
  • To translate WooCommerce products and taxonomies;
  • To have separate “focus keywords” for each language in the Yoast SEO;
  • …and more.

For more details, please check out the descriptions of each paid add-on on our website:

  • WooCommerce WPGlobus: adds multilingual capabilities to WooCommerce-based online stores.
  • WPGlobus Plus: adds URL fine-tuning, publishing status per translation, multilingual Yoast SEO analysis and more. Note: Yoast SEO Premium is not officially supported by WPGlobus.
  • WPGlobus Language Widgets: Multilingual widget logic: show and hide widget depending on the current language.
  • WPGlobus Header Images: Display different header images per language. Show images depending on the settings in the Customizer.
  • WPGlobus Menu Visibility: Show or hide menu items depending on the current language.
  • WPGlobus Mobile Menu: makes the WPGlobus language switcher menu compatible with mobile devices and narrow screens.
  • WPGlobus for Slider Revolution: Adds multilingual capabilities to the Slider Revolution plugin.
  • Multilingual WooCommerce Nets Netaxept: with this add-on, you will be able to translate the Nets payment methods’ titles and descriptions to multiple languages.

Compatibility with WordPress Themes

  • WPGlobus works correctly with all themes that apply proper filtering before outputting content.
  • As most of the themes save their settings in the options table, you can use the WPGlobus Translate Options plugin to process those settings correctly.
  • Some themes incorporate 3rd party plugins (e.g., sliders, forms, composers) – not all of them are 100% multilingual-ready. When you see elements that cannot be translated, please tell the theme/plugin authors. We are ready to help them.
  • Read more on the topic here.

Compatibility with WordPress Plugins

WPGlobus is compatible with many plugins, including but not limited to:

  • ACF – Advanced Custom Fields. WPGlobus Plus premium add-on is required for WYSIWYG fields support,
  • All in One SEO Pack,
  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget (with our free add-on),
  • MailChimp for WordPress,
  • Max Mega Menu,
  • Popups – WordPress Popup,
  • Sidebar Login,
  • The Events Calendar,
  • WPBakery Visual Composer (with our free add-on),
  • Whistles,
  • Widget Logic,
  • Yoast SEO. WPGlobus Plus premium add-on is required for multilingual focus keyword and SEO analysis. Note: the “Premium” version of Yoast SEO has some compatibility issues and we currently do not support it.

Some 3rd-party plugins are supported with our premium add-ons:

Permalinks

IMPORTANT: WPGlobus will not work if your URLs look like example.com?p=123 or example.com/index.php/category/post/.

Please go to Settings->Permalinks and change the permalink structure to non-default and with no index.php in it. If you are unable to do that for some reason, please talk to your hosting provider or systems administrator.

Note: WooCommerce adds their own section to the Permalinks. It is important to fill in all the information. For example, you need to specify your Shop Base, for example, /product/. If you leave it blank, WooCommerce will try to translate the base (eg /produkt/ for German), which will result in a 404 error.

Developing on `localhost` or custom ports

WPGlobus may not work correctly on development servers having URLs like //localhost/mysite or on custom ports like //myserver.dev:3000. Please use a proper domain name (a fake one from /etc/hosts is OK), and port 80.

More info and ways to contact the WPGlobus Development Team

Admin interface translations:

NOTE: Please do not translate anything using the WordPress interface! Join our translation team on Transifex or translate the POT file using POEdit. Thank you!

Demo Sites

  • WPGlobus.com:
    • Bilingual site using a variety of posts, pages, custom post types, forms, and a WooCommerce store with Subscription and API extensions.
  • Site in a subfolder:
    • Demonstration of two WPGlobus-powered sites, one of which is installed in a subfolder of another. Shows the correct behavior of WPGlobus with URLs like example.com/folder/wordpress.
  • WooCommerce Multilingual:
    • A multilingual WooCommerce site powered by the woocommerce-wpglobus plugin.

Screenshots

  • The Welcome screen.
  • Settings panel.
  • Languages setup.
  • Attaching language switcher to a menu.
  • Editing post in multiple languages.
  • Multilingual Yoast SEO and Featured Images.
  • Language Switcher widget and Multilingual Editor dialog.
  • Multilingual WooCommerce store powered by WooCommerce WPGlobus.

Installation

You can install this plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. Search for WPGlobus.
  3. Click Install Now next to the WPGlobus plugin.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Alternatively, see the guide to Manually Installing Plugins.

Then please read the Quick Start Guide.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

You can install this plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. Search for WPGlobus.
  3. Click Install Now next to the WPGlobus plugin.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Alternatively, see the guide to Manually Installing Plugins.

Then please read the Quick Start Guide.

Please read these first:
When I switch language, I am getting 404 on all pages

Please go to the Admin - Settings - Permalinks page. Make sure that the Common Settings is not set to “Plain” and then press the Save Changes button. It should help.

From the WPGlobus.com FAQ Archives:

Reviews

Молодцы

Отлично, спасибо за оперативную поддержку.
Все работает и очень доволен 😉

Easy to use

Easy to use, but need more flexibility to change widget, search button, footer, and more.

Overall this is a great plugin, nice work.

Read all 143 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“WPGlobus – Multilingual Everything!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.8.4

  • ADDED:
    • Apply filter to the url_to_postid() function so it will return the correct Post ID for URLs in non-default language.
    • Allow oembed to handle URLs in non-default language.
    • Localize the output of the oembed’s JSON.

1.8.3

  • ADDED:
    • Multilingual editor for the WYSIWYG text widgets (arbitraryTextOrHTML).
    • Customizer: Customizr Pro theme added to the list of exceptions.
    • Admin: additional translations in ar and ro.
  • FIXED:
    • Yoast SEO: saving description on the term.php page.

1.8.2

  • ADDED:
    • Customizer: support TinyMCE editor in controls.
    • Customizer: preview refresh.

1.8.1

  • ADDED:
    • New filter wpglobus_after_localize_current_url.
    • Support for the Multilingual Taxonomy Slug module in WPGlobus Plus.

1.8.0

  • COMPATIBILITY:
    • WordPress 4.8
    • Yoast SEO 4.9
  • FIXED:
    • Yoast SEO: CSS fix for the Premium version.
    • Core: No warning on the Helpdesk page if php_uname is disabled for security reason.
  • ADDED:
    • Automatic redirect to the visitor’s preferred language (first visit only). To turn it on, go to WPGlobus -> Redirect in the Admin menu.

Earlier versions

WooCommerce-WPGlobus