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How to get a multi-language website in just few clicks



Today having our website translated in multiple languages is definitely crucial. This not only provides higher value to our customers and visitors, but also gives us the possibility to rank our content in different languages and attract new visitors potentially from any part of the world.

Most of the websites online today are using WordPress as CMS and you can of course use it to create a multilingual WordPress site. Unfortunately, WordPress does not have the built-in ability to create multilingual websites by default, but fortunately, there are some plugins that can allow you to easily add content in more than one language within your site.

However, have our website translated in different languages can be not only extremely time consuming but especially expensive, in case we will decide to hire a professional translator for each language we need or would like to implement.

This statement, was definitely true until few months ago, but actually not anymore thanks to a brand new plugin that uses and advanced artificial technology system and the API of the online translator DeepL. We are talking of Omniglot.

Omniglot AI DeepL WordPress Plugin, is a brand new WordPress plugin that combines the latest and best translation and grammar-check technology to let you generate in just a few clicks a multi-language website. Omniglot indeed is a handy WordPress plugin that uses the DeepL API to let you easily generate multilanguage content in 9 different languages such as English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Dutch and Polish.

The translation service DeepL, operated by a Cologne-based startup, is one of the best automated currently on the market. Texts can be translated into nine languages much more accurately and with less post-processing than with Google Translate. The result is particularly impressive for the common languages, above all English, even though the specialist vocabulary does, of course, require a little post-editing.

The special thing about Omniglot is not only about simply generating translated content, but that the plugin allows you also to translate the URLs, generating the <meta name=”language” with the url, as well as SEO meta tags in case you use the plugin Yoast for SEO. 

Moreover, Omniglot supports as well as the WordPress editor Gutenberg and allows you to translate also your WooCommerce Products. 

Lastly if you would like to double check the translations before sending them live you can choose to save as a draft the new generated content or to send it live directly.

Hence, the plus of using this plugin are definitely the possibility to save a lot of time and especially a lot of money. Besides this plugin does not come in a free version, it seems to be a really convenient solution if we compare the cost of the plugin to the cost of the translation of a simple document of 500 words.

Of course, on the market exist as well other solutions like Google translate or the WordPress plugin that uses the Google Translate API, GTranslate.

This plugin is also easy to usebut has definitely much less options and as we all know, the translations performed by Google Translate are not always perfect.

Another popular solution can be Weglot is a website translation platform based on a cloud system.
It works with WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce and more.

During configuration, you will need to enter the Weglot API to connect your WordPress site to their platform. Then, select your preferred language, the language of your site and the languages you want to add.You'll have to use the Weglot site to translate all your content, manage translations and push them to your WordPress site live.

Weglot uses a monthly pricing structure based on the number of languages and words translated. This can make it more expensive than other multilingual WordPress plugins that have a fixed annual or lifetime license.

SEO & Translations


Maybe you don't know it but obviously having a site translated in different languages can index your content for the associated languageand the plugins like the ones mentioned above that really allow you to easily generate content and media in another language. This has a huge advantage that allows you to index any translated content and in other words to start getting traffic from each country in which your contents will be translated. 

This is one of the main plus of having your website translated rather than relying on some browser extension able to translate the content that the user is exploring.

Conclusions


As we have observed in this article, having our website translated in more than one language is crucial from different point of views, from increasing the number of visitors and potential customers to an SEO prospective.

When it comes to the choice of using a paid service as a professional translator or a solution that it requires a lower budget this is simply our choice, depending on what we what to achieve and how much we are able to spend for it.

In any case, using a solution like Omniglot, can be the best option in both cases: we can or choose to have only the translation performed from the plugin and trusting the quality, or we can have the translation performed by the plugin and then having a native speaker checking each translation.
Also, in this second case, the cost of the service will be in any case much lower than in the case the translation would be performed from scratch.

And what is your experience on this topic? Which solution are you using? Or do you maybe know any other plugin should we add to this list?

In this case please let us know on the comments section below. We would love to get to know about your experience and opinion.