If you are ready to make your brand internationally known, it is time you start thinking about how to best structure your website so that you can maximize its presence amongst this new audience base.
How you structure your international website in terms of domain architecture is just as important as presenting content in multiple languages for your site visitors.
Today we are going to look at the different ways you can structure your WordPress website to target multiple languages or countries, discuss when to use each method, and examine how using the WPML translation plugin can help your efforts to expand your brand overseas.
Creating a multilingual website is now easier than ever. Thanks to the improving WordPress core and some well-developed WordPress plugins you now have help with managing your translated content. With very little effort, and a whole lot of added functionality, you can now share your content with readers from all around the world in the language they are most comfortable with.
There are plenty of great free WordPress plugins on the market that can assist you with creating a multilingual website. However, today we are going to focus on the best plugin choice available: WPML. Though a premium plugin, you will see that it quickly pays for itself with its vast array of features.
That being said, let’s look at how you can create a multilingual website using WPML.
Translating your WordPress website into multiple languages can be difficult. Many plugin solutions are complex and hard to configure. In fact, many require manual translations which can prove costly unless you are fluent in many languages. And if you are, this task of manually translating content can become time-consuming and frustrating.
Nonetheless, today I am going to share with a freemium WordPress plugin that is almost perfect when it comes to ease of use and translation accuracy.
Enter Weglot Translate.
Here at WP Mayor we often talk about the best WordPress translation plugins and put them to the test, head-to-head, in a battle to crown the winner. And while we have mentioned numerous times how to use the WPML plugin and the many cool features it provides website owners, many in the form of additional plugins, today we are going to give you a different perspective.
Keep reading if you are interested in getting the inside scoop on the popular WPML plugin. Keep reading if you want to know both the good and the bad surrounding this feature-packed plugin full of plugins. Keep reading if you want to know why, despite everything negative that can be said about said plugin, WPML is still the winner when it comes to building a successful multilingual plugin.