Your Site, Now in Other Languages: Introducing the Google Translate Widget

I’ve installed this at the top of my sidebar – check it out.👍😃

BE CAREFUL THOUGH

If you click on a language and want to return to english

go to the top of the page for the new Google bar and select

Show Original

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Internationalization is very important to us, and we’re striving to make sites across WordPress.com accessible to all, such as your international followers and multilingual readers.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce the Google Translate Widget, which allows you and your site visitors to instantly translate your content into 103 languages currently supported by Google Translate.

Languages currently supported by Google Translate. Languages currently supported by Google Translate.

How it works

To enable automatic translation on your site, add the Google Translate Widget in your Customizer by going to My Site(s) → Customize → Widgets. Once enabled, your site visitors will be able to access a dropdown menu in your sidebar or footer and automatically translate the content into 100+ languages.

A blog post in English. A blog post in English.

The blog post above, automatically translated into French with the Google Translate Widget. The blog post above, automatically translated into French with the Google Translate Widget.

Additionally, you can also send readers to a specific language version of your site by adding a language…

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15 thoughts on “Your Site, Now in Other Languages: Introducing the Google Translate Widget

  1. Wow, thanks Chris! I’m not at all diligent about reading WP updates — even though I get weekly notifications — so I really appreciate your posting this. A question: Where is “Show Original”? It doesn’t display when clicking The Google bar at the top of my page 😦

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