WordPress is unquestionably the most dominant open-source content management system around, powered over a fifth of the entire world’s websites. Since WordPress is so widely used, it is only natural that there’s an inherent need for online content hosted on the platform to be available in different languages.
The demand for multilingual websites is on the rise thanks in large part to those striving to reach a more global audience. Having a worldwide reach draws more traffic to your blog, encourages more consumers to make purchases, and ultimately helps you build a more successful website.
The best solution for those looking to make their content available to site visitors in more than one language is to create a multilingual website. Fortunately, there are many WordPress multilingual plugins available on the market today to help with just that.
Have you ever wondered what it would take to create a multilingual WordPress site? After all, your site visitors are from across the globe and likely speak many different languages than the primary language your website displays.
Well, today we are going to take it down a notch and give you just the basics. Keep reading to find out why you should consider translating your website’s content and how to create a multilingual WordPress site using the ever-popular WPML translation plugin.
Creating killer content, optimizing your website, becoming mobile-friendly, and marketing the right audience is not always enough. You might be missing out on a lot of visitors by not making your website multilingual. Luckily, there are plenty of great (and affordable) WordPress plugins on the market that can help you make your site multilingual.
That being said, let’s take a look at a wide variety of WordPress plugins that can help you manage your translated content.
So, I live in Montreal, Quebec (that’s Canada). You might wonder why that is relevant information on a site like this, where we deal with WordPress development.
Over here, English and French are spoken. And so the issue of having a fully bilingual site comes up more often than not. Using WordPress, do we tackle this by creating 2 separate websites, each in its own language? Or maybe just create one site but have 2 versions for each and every individual post/page?