For any website owner with global ambitions, being able to easily create multiple language versions of your site is essential. Remember, only 360 million people speak English natively, compared to over 400 million Spanish speakers and almost a billion Mandarin Chinese speakers. There are almost 7.5 billion people in the world, so, only 20% of your potential readers and customers are in our cosy little English-speaking bubble.
The WordPress Multilingual Plugin, commonly known as WPML, is the most well-known multi-language plugin for WordPress. Amir Helzer, the owner of WPML, has announced that he is about to re-structure his pricing, to enhance the sustainability of his product. This has been welcomed by the majority of his customers but, even so, you may wish to get in on the old pricing while you can.