how to make multilingual site

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.

  1. qTranslate X
  2. Polylang
  3. WPML [not free and the best one so far]
  4. xili-language

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 

 

qtranslatex multilingual plugins

 

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 .mo file

 

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.

 

add a new language in wordpress

 

So the Hindi language setting will be

 

add new language in qtranslate x

 

And you are done.

Step 4:

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.

Conclusion:

You got the method. Now try on some test project on localhost.

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