When talking about WordPress localization and translation, you can find terms such as «translation ready theme», «multilingual ready theme», «fully translation-ready», «compatible WPML theme», etc. In this post I try to explain these terms, beginning with the concepts of internationalization, localization and
Two months ago WordPress 4.0 introduced internationalization and localization improvements. WordPress 4.1 is expected to be released in the second week of December, 2014 with new localization improvements: Install language packs from admin area. WordPress 4.1 Beta 1 is now available, but the software is still in development.
The process of promoting your website or blog is called SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and when it’s happening on a multilingual site, is called multilingual SEO. In this post I show you the right tools to make multilingual SEO in your WordPress website WordPress does not offer a simple solution for building
In this post I’m going to share with you one of the best social sharing plugin for a multilingual WordPress site, that can help you boost the reach of your content and make all of the hard work you’ve put in. Finding a good social sharing plugin for a multilingual WordPress site is more difficult than it should be. The
In this post you will learn how to localize and translate Elegant Themes into various languages. Elegant Themes provides three languages, English, German and Russian, but you can translate your theme into the language of your choice using Poedit software. (IMPORTANT UPDATE: Since February 2015 Divi theme is already
In this article I show you how to create a multilingual website using WordPress Multisite. Although many of the topics discussed in this guide will also help you in case you chose a single WordPress installation. INDEX Introduction 1. Setting up a multilingual site using WordPress Multisite 1.1.
There many things to consider when making a multilingual website. Many websites use language switchers to make it more visually. However flag icons are a bad option for language navigation. I explain you which is the best option to solve this problem. The problem with flag icons Which flag should be used to represent
In this post I show you how to create multilingual contact forms using Contact Form 7 (free) and Gravity Forms (premium plugin), two of the best contact form plugins for WordPress. 1. Contact Form 7 Contact Form 7 is an excellent free plugin. Although Contact Form 7 plugin displays contact forms in american English in its
A fully translated WordPress website requires 3 steps: 1. Install WordPress in your native language; 2. Translate your theme (or plugins); 3. Translate your content (pages, posts, widgets, sliders, contact forms, etc.): using a single WordPress installation or WordPress Multisite. Share this Image On Your
WPML lets you translate widgets in different ways. The easiest way is using a plugin called WPML widgets. In this post I show you how to use it. WPML Widgets is a very simple to use extension to add a language selector dropdown to your widgets. WPML Widgets is a lightweight plugin. It's the easiest way to add multilingual