7 Translation Plugins for Multilingual WooCommerce Websites

Having an eCommerce website based on one of WooCommerce themes is the fastest and most reliable way to reach a worldwide audience. Therefore, people who are seriously interested in the connection with the world, create their own websites. Of these, a large number are using WordPress along with a WooCommerce plugin as a content management system.

Translation Plugins for Multilingual WooCommerce Websites

How to create a multilingual website with WooCommerce themes

WordPress default theme is monolingual, but for the users of our premium WooCommerce themes who need a multilingual website there have been created plugins that can make enough high-quality and instant translation of all added content. Some plugins are paid, but there are also a large number of decent free tools. Typically, you install WordPress on two or more languages, and install a plugin that will toggle between these languages. And also need to install special localization .mo-files for the required languages.

You can make your website with a WooCommerce template multilingual in several ways:

  • create a lot of records for each of the languages and connect them together, pointing out that it is a translation;
  • store versions in all languages in one post;
  • direct transfer to an external resource;
  • maintain multiple sites, each in his own language, and to use a plug-in for communication between them.

Do not forget that, regardless of the selected method, you are responsible for the content of your site’s content in different languages. Translation is not performed. If there is an automatic translation, it will not be perfect, but it can be corrected by allowing manual editing.

Requires the transfer of all the metadata information in the custom fields, attachments and images. Some plugins do this automatically. Pay particular attention to the translation widget. You can use the Widget Logic plugin designed specifically for WooCommerce themes. This plugin detects the language and change it by adding conditional statements.

Translation plugins for multilingual WooCommerce theme based sites

Also make sure that your plugin for the translation is compatible with your theme. An excellent idea is to create a backup copy of your website before installing any plug-in, if you are not sure that they are compatible (or use VaultPress service).

If we talk about multisite plugins, then there is a possibility to create two or more Web sites, one for each language. This is a great option for the management of the websites on WooCommerce themes in several languages, but it requires technical knowledge of managing servers and their resources.

1. WPML

WPML – a widely used plugin to translate content on websites with a WooCommerce template. It was developed by OnTheGoSystems, which states that more than 400,000 online sites in 100 countries use WPML. The plugin provides support for 40 languages, plus the ability to add any other language using the language editor.

WPML is easy to use and does not require technical skills. Ready built API for integration with other plugins and translation systems. WPML is constantly updated in order to remain compatible with WordPress updates.

The version in each language is stored as a separate entry or page, and then they communicate among themselves. This plugin detects the browser language, then uses some WordPress functions and provides a website on the browser language. Install and remove the plug-in is easy, because they do not need to change anything in the database contents.

2. Polylang

This is a free plugin is popular among WordPress users. You write your notes, pages, categories and tags, as always, and then select the target language from the drop-down menu. You’re not limited to a single language, and you can select any number.

Translation is performed manually editor of the site. For professional and automatic translation TryLingotek Translation. They offer service to a semi-automatic translation and translation memory service.

You can translate everything – advertising, menus, widgets, fixed positions, record formats, RSS-feeds. The choice of language can be set in the content or URL. You can optionally assign a different domain name for each language. There is available RTL support.

The plugin can automatically detect the language of the browser. language switch can be added to the field for widgets or navigation menu.

3. qTranslate X

qTranslateX descended from the X plugin, which the author abandoned the project. No update it quickly ceased to be synchronized with the new version of WordPress. Other developers have decided to remedy this situation, improved plugin, fixed bugs, added new features and synchronized with the latest version of WordPress.

The advantage of this plugin is to support dynamic multi-lingual content on your site WordPress. On the admin page to edit is a button to switch languages. When it is pressed, the server receives no requests. On the contrary, the language changes immediately and locally in the browser. Not only are whole pages or sites can be marked as multilingual, but also some of the fields.

Each language uses a different URL, making it easier to search engines. But be careful, if you disable this plugin entries in all the languages will get into the main content of the site. qTranslate X has a number of built-in languages – English, German, Chinese and others.

4. Xili-language

Use Xili to organize your content. You can write your record, translate it into multiple languages, and add the widget by which readers can switch between languages.

But at first, you have to choose from a list of languages available through the console on the server and update .mo files. Current users will see the admin panel in any language to choose from.

After the publication of record in the usual way, then copy it to the new record, move, and then publish the translated version. Do this for all the languages that you want to add.

You can add 3 convenient widget editor to display a list of 3 – language, recent posts and comments. To install the plugin needs some changes to the theme of the site, so do not interfere with technical knowledge.

5. Transposh

The advantage of this free plug-in is an automatic translation of content into one of the more than 92 languages. You can translate everything – links, tags, titles, comments, RSS-feeds. Translation is performed by using free resources such as Google Translate, MS Translate or Apertiumbackends. Professional translation (paid service) can be ordered from One Hour Translation.

Most people know that automatic translation is never qualitative. This can be corrected with manual mode Transposh. Changes can be saved for later use. That is, you get a great plugin that will save you time and effort. You can also ban certain users to transfer.

External plugins transferred without .po / .mo files. Transposh supports RTL and merged with Buddypress.

Install the plug-in is very easy. You must select the desired language in the console and add the widget. Transfer only the generated page. The site is translated dynamically, rather than add a few versions of the site in different languages. Moreover, it is possible to transfer the content that has been added to the plug-in installation.

6. Bogo

Bogo is among the top most simple plugin for WordPress sites translation. Choose your language from the list and select it by simply clicking. Installation is automatic, and even your console will soon be in the selected language. Choose your language, you can, by clicking on the switch at the top of the page.

language switch can be inserted into the field for widgets on a single page or post. Language Settings You can set the console or profile page. It is possible to use the WordPress team of translators. For each language, you need to create a separate account.

7. Multisite Language Switcher

If you use different websites for different languages, you need a plug-in that will connect them. Multisite Language Switcher is an excellent choice for this type of transfer. With this plugin you can manage content, tags and taxonomies.

It works fine with the plugin WordPress MU Domain Mapping to access multiple sites on different domains per server. This plugin is free and contains the language’s switch.

If you really want to reach a worldwide audience, you should try one of these plugins installed on your WooCommerce theme based website. Using them may not be as easy as it seems at first glance, but not very hard. Hopefully, your website will soon “speak” and “understand” many languages. If you have any questions left please use our forum or the contact forum to ask our Tech Support a question.

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