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Before we jump into this article, I just would like to share a little backstory that will show you why these plugins must not be overlooked. As any webmaster would be, I’m obsessed with stats and analytics. While looking through google analytics I noticed that more and more people all over the world are visiting my website. I hate to make indefinite assumptions, but I will bet you money not everybody who visits my website knows how to read, write, or speak the English.

Personally I use Google Chrome, I love the browser and consider it the best in the world. Now I don’t want to get into browser war, and argue about who or what is better. The bottom line is that this is based solely on my opinion. Whenever I visit a European website google chrome ask me if i would like the text to be translated to english. While I find this very convenient, I do not know if anybody else is provided with the same experience.

For this exact reason you cannot assume that every single person that stumbledupon your website has the ability to translate your website into their language. Now you can definitely bet some money that people will leave your site is they cannot understand the language, or have no ability to translate. If they are browsing for pleasure, they are not going to waste their time trying to find a solution. I know I would not, so why should they?

Now that you have a clear understanding of why translation tools/plugins should be a vital part of your website. To help you select the best option for your website, we have gathered some of the most useful translation based plugins we could find. Look around, check out the plugins and see what will suit you best. Keep in mind that these plugins can help you to reach a lot of new users. By being able to translate your valuable information in to different languages your popularity strongly increases!

1. Global Translator

Automatically translates your blog in 48 different languages! The number of available translations will depend on your blog language and the translation engine you will chose to use. This plugin has been downloaded over 457,126 times! I don’t think that many people can be wrong. 

2. WP Translate

This simple language translation plugin allows your users to quickly translate your webpages, through a widget on your blog. You have the option to select the title of the Widget, which will be displayed above the language translation form. Users simply have to select their desired language and it will automatically translate the webpage for them at a good standard, meaning that even foreign users can read your content.

3. Simple Punctual Translation

Simple Punctual Translation is a plugin for WordPress that allow to translate any post type in another languages. The user features can be summarized in the ability to switch between multiple languages and on the single view of content. Thus, a page can be translated in X languages.

4. Transposh – translation filter for wordpress

Transposh translation filter for WordPress provides a very unique approach to blog translation. It allows your blog to combine automatic translation with human translation aided by your users with an easy to use in-context interface. In the sidebar the user can easy find their country’s flag and click it, thus automatically translating the text to their language!

5. SDAC Translate

SDAC Translate is a very simple to use plugin. Inside the option menu the admin is allowed to use Google Translate to translate your site’s content in multiple languages using a simple sidebar widget that is fully customizable. The plugin is extremely light weight, and should not gradually slow down your websites performance.

6. Google Translator

Google Translate right in your sidebar! Your readers will be easily able to translate your blogs content to their language directly from the sidebar!

7. ConveyThis Blog Translator

ConveyThis Blog Translator is a free translation button provided by ConveyThis allowing visitors to translate your website into over 50 languages. ConveyThis is powered by Google Translate and combines all it’s translation functionality into one small, easy to use button. Once installed, the button will appear at the bottom of every post on the main page, as well as at the bottom of the individual posts.

8. Google AJAX Translation

Google AJAX Translation allows your readers to translate your blog posts, pages, or comments into 52 languages. A “Translate” button can be added to the bottom or top of posts, pages, and/or comments. When the button is clicked a popup window opens showing a list of available languages. The user will simply click their designated language, and you are good to go!

9. Bens Translator

Bens Translator is a plugin for WordPress that generates translated pages using Google Translator. The pages are cached by your webserver and displayed as a normal webpage. This allows indexing by Google and other search engines to boost your traffic.

10. Worldwide Lexicon Translator

The Worldwide Lexicon translator enables you to publish in any language, using any combination of machine, community and professional translators.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

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  1. Good tips on WordPress plugins! Another tip: You can search, edit and export to WordPress, blogs, print or web with Markzware PageZephyr.

  2. What about the GTranslate plugin in wordpress,
    Downloads: 1,340,278
    although its a bit time consuming but it converts your text between 58 languages (more than 98% of internet users), I guess worth a try!

  3. Hello Igor,

    Nice post. But you may have left out the GTS plugin which you can read more about on

    I think that our plugin is one of the best out there. It is guaranteed to increase traffic and ad revenues. It is also
    one of the only plugins that does not rely on the Google API. Google is terminating the free translate API this year
    and most of the plugins that rely on Google will not be able to offer all of those languages. Our system is based on
    a self-owned server and software license and we are not dependent on anyone.

    We are looking for successful blogs to partner with us and use our plugin to evaluate the effectiveness of the solution. Please contact me for more details.

    BTW you can check some of the software implemented in our plugin on

  4. i can’t make out which plugin would be better for me

  5. I used to use WPML, but that’s a commercial plugin now and I didn’t tried the commercial version yet. For a lot of projects I use qTranslate: it’s free and very easy to use.
    Another plugin I used for a while is GTranslate. The free version works perfect (don’t know about the commercial version).

  6. The Global Translator plugin! DO NOT INSTALL!!!I had over 16,500 unreachable 503 errors because of the plugin with over 2 gigs of drive space allotted to the cache!

    I had manually remove the directories in webmaster tools, redo the robots.txt file and I was curious as to why my rank was dropping month after month… Because GTS is not made all that well… it is a SEO killer plugin.

    Check the net for all the people having problems with this plugin… don’t recommend this at all! It certainly should not be in the #1 spot at all!

  7. Hey, this is perfect! Thank you for the recommendations. My two cents: I really don’t like gtrans – it looks old, square and clunky. Also, Global Translator and Google AJAX Translation are currently not compatible with 3.* =(. I actually can’t find one that works well with 3.*. I’d love a reply comment if anyone finds a good one. Thanks!

  8. Hi Ben, I found this post useful, but you may want to update it after trying out qTranslate. This plugin makes WordPress very multilingual friendly & is even linked with a professional translation agency Live Translation which displays the price of the translation service in WordPress. It’s compatible with many SEO plugins and is well maintained so it is always compatible with recent releases of WordPress. Check it out 🙂

  9. THanks a lot ! so useful for me

  10. I really enjoyed reading your article, and the plugins you presented on how to automatically translate wordpress blog..

    And as you know, there are many approaches of doing things, if you are looking for the automated
    approach, also Google Translate is an amazing option, that helps you get things done in few minutes.

    I created this video tutorial that shows how this accomplished, and you can have it setup up fairly quickly, and I go about everything in detail.

  11. All i’m really after is a plugin that allows you to add manual translations. Any recommendations?
    Re auto translations…can’t see the point in having thousands of pages that are ‘almost’ in a foreign language. These translations are very far from correct!

  12. Un aporte para tus lectores con respecto al asunto de la traduccion hay un sitio que tiene la capacidad de traducir al mismo tiempo con Google y con Microsoft el sitio es:

    De esta forma uno puede elegir la mejor traducción, espero que les sea útil, como herramienta de trabajo.

  13. That’s an interesting one on the Ben’s Translator. I’m looking for a translator that CREATES PAGES / POSTS purely for SEO reasons – to get more traffic and therefore more clicks on my ads. It seems that Bens still doesn’t quite do this – I’m worried it would dilute my SEO keywords in English…

  14. It’s nice to come across this post but then it was so sad for me since none of the mentioned plug ins really work for my site – It’s broken. =(

  15. Nice list of translation plugins for WordPress. The WP Translate link is broken – here is the correct link:

  16. automatic translation is ALWAYS bad

  17. Thanks for sharing this infomation!

  18. Wonderful post, thank you for taking the time to gather all this information.

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