Reading Time: 3 minutes Translate Websites Somewhat by coincidence, we came across GTranslate to be able to offer our website seventyone.ch in other languages. The result in connection with search engines is phenomenal. To have a website translated professionally takes time and costs a lot of money. With this disruptive innovation, it is now possible for every website owner …
without you having to pay a translator. As its name suggests, GTranslate uses Google Translate’s translation routines. It is therefore not a stand-alone tool, but uses GoogleTranslate. Accordingly, the quality of the results is more or less poor. You have certainly already read texts from Google Translate. These are a bit bumpy. Especially with longer sentences the tool has its difficulties. To understand the text, however, it is quite suitable.
Under Settings – GTranslate you now set the language of your blog on the left side, and save the settings. The default language is English. If you don’t change this you won’t get any results because Google Translate tries to translate a German text from English into Italian. The German words, however, are not included in the English dictionary;-) You can also set which languages are displayed directly as flags above the translation tool and which appear in the drop-down menu. You can also specify the size of the flags. An important setting is the translation method. Here you can choose Redirect, Google (default) or on the Fly. The most elegant is the selection on the fly, where the visitor doesn’t notice anything from Google Translate.
Now you have to add the GTranslate plugin to your blog. A widget is available for this, which you simply drag onto a sidebar. If your WordPress theme does not support widgets, you will also find the code for the translation tool in the settings, which you insert at a suitable place in the source code of your blog.
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