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  1. Eric Zentner
    Eric Zentner August 13, 2012 at 17:04 | | Reply

    You really ought to give Easy Translation Manager a shot. Please note, i am in NO WAY affiliated with it, I simply tried it on a whim on one of my client sites (http://www.argylemedical.com/) and it was really a breeze to implement. Granted it’s not going to have the same support or integrated Translation services as WPML, but if you have a simple site and need to tack on another language… this one worked for me and was (in my opinion) simpler to implement than WPML.

    Just my two cents… for a larger, more involved site, i would probably still go with WPML.

  2. Andy
    Andy August 14, 2012 at 02:53 | | Reply

    Who did the translation in the picture? Hello is ‘Hej’ in Swedish; ‘Hallå’ is what you say when you answer the phone.

  3. Ofer Wald
    Ofer Wald August 14, 2012 at 07:36 | | Reply

    You have forgotten to include transposh in this article, any specific reason for that?

    It is a great plugin that is being actively developed (and yes, I am biased).

  4. Frank
    Frank September 4, 2012 at 15:51 | | Reply

    Thanks for post and an review about our plugin Multilingual Press.
    Now we are also an pro version with many more features and the stable version was released.
    see http://marketpress.com/product/multilingualpress-pro/

  5. Caldwell Manners (@ccmanners)
    Caldwell Manners (@ccmanners) December 2, 2012 at 14:50 | | Reply

    Thanks so much for your reviews. I’ve heard around that for a larger site — opting the multisite route is the most stable. Is that true? How does WPML handle larger sites? Do you have any examples of larger/interactive websites using WPML?). Some recommend the multilingual press pro version, also costing about the same about as WMPL as a more stable option, what are you thoughts? Have you tried the multilingual press pro? Thanks.

  6. Michael
    Michael December 14, 2012 at 17:29 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,

    Great review, I especially appreciate your ‘recommendations’ section at the bottom.

    I do have a question, maybe I’m naive or confused about how these translation plugins work, but do they actually convert text from one language to another automatically (on the fly) when a visitor selects a different language, or would I as the website owner have to pay someone to write the translations for all my content and then enter them into the settings for each page. Hope my question makes sense.

    I was hoping there’d be a plugin that generates the actual translations, but maybe I’m asking way too much there. Appreciate your feedback. thanks!


    1. Ofer Wald
      Ofer Wald December 15, 2012 at 03:05 | | Reply

      Hello Michael,

      Can’t testify about what other plugins does, but Transposh does generate automatic translations on the fly, which may later be editable by the admin or users.


  7. Michael
    Michael December 16, 2012 at 21:44 | | Reply

    Thanks Jean. In my thinking, as long as the content itself is unique and original, so too should the translation of it be. So I don’t see why automating the translation alone should be grounds for SEO penalization. I understand though that manual translation should be more accurate.

  8. Balazs Benedek
    Balazs Benedek February 1, 2013 at 17:35 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,

    Thanks for the great article! There’s a new kid on the block: please check out Easyling for WordPress plugin, I’d love to hear your feedback on it.



  9. Xoph
    Xoph February 28, 2013 at 19:20 | | Reply

    I almost bought WPML today but it doesn’t do automatic translations, worth noting. using qtranslate or transposh, havent’ decided yet might try transposh first.

  10. Govind Choudhary
    Govind Choudhary April 7, 2013 at 08:20 | | Reply

    I just installed Transposh on one of my WP blog and the only thing i wants to say Its Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  11. healyounaturally
    healyounaturally April 24, 2013 at 01:11 | | Reply

    Hi Jean,
    I have been looking for a reliable automatic translator for quiet a while since Google is no longer free. Glad to have found your post- thank you!
    I am short on funds as a newbie and also don’t have much time to play around with anything that doesn’t translate on the fly-per se. I know quality translation is a plus, but as of right I can’t afford to pay for WPML. Do you have any updates on Multilingual Press? The website seems to be down or not readable. Also do you have any input on the Ajax Microsoft translator? It was reading upon it and it sounds quite neat.



  12. Master eMailSmith
    Master eMailSmith June 5, 2013 at 13:19 | | Reply

    Hi Jean…

    I found your post ‘just in time’, as I was searching for a good automatic translation plugin, but one that would also allow human editing of the automated initial version.

    I have to tell you, this was a seriois shortcut – I want to thank you for mentioning Transposh. It is the first time I ever heard of it. But it seems to be, at first sight, the perfect fit, as I was going to ask users to contribute/edit translations, anyway…

    One thing that is missing, which I would like to find is a rating system, that would allow readers to rate the quality of the translation, the readability in their own native language, so to speak.

    Such a feature would be a great help, when deciding if something is worth a manual translation or better left as is (automatically generated & eventually, humanly edited)


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  13. Atasa Rossios (@atasa)
    Atasa Rossios (@atasa) August 27, 2013 at 10:44 | | Reply

    the best plugin is qTranslate but if you guys have money pay WPML…
    what an irony…. from a mayor.
    Instead of giving the credit to the developer who help wordpress spread around the world, you push people to buy something which is not even the best.
    tell people to contribute to qTranslate project instead please then u r a real mayor.

    I only use qTranslate on my projects.

    thank you

  14. shegga
    shegga October 29, 2013 at 17:33 | | Reply

    Hi, Thanks for the post. Could you please give me an advise. I’m looking for a Google translation plugin that will work with WP Multisite. Thanks.

  15. Mark
    Mark February 14, 2014 at 14:18 | | Reply

    I tried a couple automatic translation plugins for WordPress. I found a great one, with settings that anybody can understand! and is not listed here. Is the Prisna translate plugin. Check it out on http://www.prisna.net

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