How To Add Google Translate To WordPress

Add Google Translate To WordPress

In my post, I show you how to add Google Translate to WordPress step by step.

Google Translate is a free plugin. It is easy to install and configure. You can add it to your WordPress blog in minutes.

Let us start.

Step One – Install The Google Translate Plugin

Hover your mouse over Plugins, and select Add New.

Add new plugin

Type Google Language Translator into the search bar.

Search for Google language translator

Click Install Now.

Install now

Click Activate.

Activate

Google Language Translator options appear under Settings.

Google language translator

Step Two – Configure Google Translate

Hover your mouse over Settings, and select Google Language Translator.

Google language translator

Check the box to activate the plugin.

Tick box to activate

Choose the original language of your blog content. Then select the languages you want to activate.

Select original language

Small flags represent activated languages.

Drag and drop the flags to change their position.

Plugin review

Under Flag Settings, select the size of the flags and the country you want to represent English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Under Language Switcher Settings, you adjust the translator widget.

Language switcher settings

The Google Language Translator tool has a floating widget option.

A preview of the floating widget is at the bottom of your screen.

If you don’t want a floating widget, uncheck Check To Allow.

Floating widget settings

Once completed, click Save Changes.

Save changes

Step Three – Add Google Translate To WordPress Website

Add Google Translate To The Sidebar

Hover your mouse over Appearance, and select Widgets.

Select widgets

Drag the Google Language Translator widget to the sidebar, and give it a title.

Drag widget to sidebar
Title the widget

Click Save.

Save your changes

The widget is live on the website.

Google translate on your site

How To Add Google Translate To WordPress Blog Posts

Hover your mouse over Settings, and select Google Language Translator.

Select Google language translator from the menu

Scroll down to Usage. Copy the text next to For usage in pages/posts/sidebar.

Copy the text

Next, go to your blog post and paste the copied code.

Paste the code in to your blog post

Update or publish your post.

Update or publish your blog post

Google translate is live on your blog post.

When you enable the floating widget, it appears on the bottom left.

Google translate on your blog post

How To Add Google Translate To A WordPress Menu

Hover your mouse over Settings and click Google Language Translator.

Select Google language translator from the menu

Next, scroll down to Usage and click How To Place A Single Language In Your WordPress Menu.

Scroll down to usage and click the link

Copy the HTML code.

Copy the HTML code

Hover your mouse over Appearance, and select Menus.

Select menus

From Add Menu Items, select Custom Links.

Select custom links

In the URL box, type the hash (#) symbol. Then, click on Add To Menu.

In the URL box, type #

In the description box, paste the code from the Google Language Translator.

Paste the HTML code in to the description box

When you don’t see a description box, go to the top of your screen and select Screen Options.

Tick the Description box.

Ensure description is ticked

You can edit this code. Spanish tells Google what language to use, and Español is the label your visitors see.

When changing the language, replace Spanish and edit the menu label.

For example, to translate your text to German, change Spanish to German and Español to Deutsche.

Once you have made your changes, click Save Menu.

Save menu

The menu has the option to translate your blog content.

Google translate in your main menu

Once translated, there is an option to return to the original language.

Google translate working on your WordPress blog

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Conclusion

Google language translator is an excellent free tool. The translations are not perfect, but they help visitors understand your blog content.

Configuration is easy and takes just a few minutes.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.


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