If you check your website traffic stats, you will no doubt find that you receive traffic from all over the world. Most of your traffic should come from countries that speak the same language your articles are written in though you should still find a large percentage of your traffic coming from around the world.
For example, Google Analytics shows that around 40% of visitors to WP Mods are based in non-English speaking countries. It looks like a lot of this traffic is coming through search engines so the visitor may have translated the content here using a service such as Google Translate. I do however believe that offering visitors the option of translating your content is worthwhile, particularly if you receive a lot of international traffic like WP Mods.
Today I would like to show you 15 free WordPress Plugins that help translate your content into other languages. I hope you enjoy the list :)
* As always, all plugins have been tested for the purpose of this review however I have not tested how reliable the translations are.
Adds translation options to your sidebar or footer via a widget. The plugin uses Google Translate, MS Translate or Apertium and supports 65 languages.
Transposh: Info & Download
Adds a translation widget to your sidebar. The plugin supports over 30 languages and translates permalinks and meta tags to the chosen language in order to increase traffic.
GTS Translation Plugin: Info & Download
Adds a translate link to your posts that allows visitors to translate your content into one of 52 languages.
Google AJAX Translation: Info & Download
Uses Google Translate, Apertium, Moses and Language Weaver to translate your content. Machine translation for over 50 languages is free however you can also order professional translation in 35 languages through the Speak Easy service for around 6 cents per word.
Worldwide Lexicon Translator: Info & Download
Provided by Translation Services USA, Translate This Blog uses Google Translate to provide translation in over 50 languages. Visitors simply need to click on the translate button in order to see the translation languages.
Translate This Blog Translator: Info & Download
Automatically translates your blog into 48 different langauges using the Google Translation Engine, Babel Fish, Promt or FreeTranslations. Features a built in caching system and adjusts your permalinks by adding a language code at the start.
* Note, Transdeluxe appears to be an identical plugin.
Global Translator: Info & Download
7. WP Translate
Adds a translation widget that lets you translate your content through Google Translate.
WP Translate: Info & Download
Uses Google Translate to translate pages from your website and caches them for SEO benefits.
Bens Translator: Info & Download
Ackuna Blog Translator: Info & Download
Allows you to create multilingual content easily by adding translation options for 15 languages into your post editor. The plugin automatically creates a URL for each language that is translated.
qTranslate: Info & Download
Google Translator: Info & Download
Lets visitors translate your content in 35 languages at the click of a button.
btranslator: Info & Download
Adds a translation widget that uses several language services to translate content into around 55 languages. The user has to choose the language they want to convert the content into and then choose their preferred translation service.
LangThis: Info & Download
A fully automated translation plugin that translates your content into 40 available languages.
Best SEO iTranslator for WordPress: Info & Download
If you don’t mind spending money on a translation solution you may want to consider The WordPress Multilingual Plugin. A standard license for a blog retails for $29.95 and comes with full support and a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not 100% happy.
If you know of any other good translation plugin for WordPress, please feel free to share them in the comment area :)