How to make multilingual site easily?
You can make a multilingual website in WordPress using plugins in few steps. There are many plugins out there. Some are free and very notable like qTranslate.
- qTranslate X
- WPML [not free and the best one so far]
You can find them on WordPress Repo.
I am going to show you how to make multilingual site using qTranslate X plugins.
Step 1: Install qTranslate X plugins and activate it.
Step 2: Go to plugin settings. You will see this in “General” tabs
You can choose language here. To add a new language, follow the next step.
Step 3: Click on the “Language” tabs. You will see language list.
Your language is not in the list?
No problem. You can add new language on qTranslate X plugin.
Suppose, you are trying to add the Hindi language.
Click here to download the hindi .mo and .po file.
Download/Export all of them.
Download both .po and .mo and rename it in_IN.po and in_IN.mo, just an example. Have a look at the default German(DE) language example to get it clearly.
Now go to wp-content folder. You will see a folder called languages. Copy the all downloaded .mo file and paste there.
To get a clear concept of adding a new language. Just edit a language from the language tabs.
So the Hindi language setting will be
And you are done.
Now go for creating a post or page. You will see language tabs up on the editor. Click on English language tabs and add English content. and do so for Hindi and other languages.
You got the method. Now try on some test project on localhost.