Having a website means being accessible to users all around the globe. However, what use is it if foreign language speakers do not understand your content? It would be such a great advantage if website owners are able to communicate effectively through different languages.
Offering multiple language translations will help websites stay competitive in today’s global marketplace because not only will you reach a wider audience, this opens up the opportunity of increasing conversions on your website. Studies actually show that translating a website into a local language increases conversions to an average of 70%.
The benefits are clear, now, how can you offer multiple language translations? We’ve actually partnered with the Weglot team to ensure compatibility with all Stackable blocks!
What is Weglot?
Weglot is a cloud-based translation management system that allows website owners and developers to easily make their websites multilingual. It offers a simple and efficient way to translate websites into multiple languages, without requiring any technical skills or knowledge of code.
Weglot works by integrating with your website’s code and automatically detecting all of your content, including text, images, and videos. You can then translate your content into multiple languages using Weglot’s intuitive translation interface, which allows you to edit and proofread your translations before publishing them live on your website.
How to Translate Your WordPress Website Using Weglot?
Translating your WordPress website with Stackable blocks using Weglot is pretty easy. As an example, here is a website made with Stackable blocks:
To make translations available, just follow these steps:
Step 1: Sign up on Weglot
Head over to https://dashboard.weglot.com/register and enter your email address and create a password. Afterwards, click Sign up.
After creating your account you will brought to the dashboard but to access it, you will first have to confirm your email address. You should find an email confirmation from Weglot in your inbox.
Step 2: Create a project
You will first need to create a project. Once you’re in your dashboard, click Create a project.
You will be asked to name your project and select the CMS that you’re using for your website. Here, just input a Project Name and select WordPress for the Webstie Technology drop down menu. Click Next.
You have now created your Weglot project and you will be brought to the Setup page. Here, you will find your API key. You will need this for the following steps.
Step 3: Download and Activate Weglot on your WordPress dashboard
First head to the Add New page for plugins.
Type in Weglot in the Search bar. It should be the first entry in the search results.
Download and activate the plugin.
Step 4: Setup Weglot
You will find Weglot settings on the top toolbar menu. Hover over it and click Plugin settings.
You will now be brought to Weglot’s Main configuration page. It looks like this:
Remember the API Key you were given in Step 2? You will need this and you have to copy it.
Now paste it into the API Key field in the Weglot configuration page. Select your website’s original language in the Original language drop down menu, and finally, input the languages that you want to translate your website into in the Destination languages field. In our example below, we selected Korean and Japanese. Click Save Changes.
And that’s it! Your website is now multilingual!
When you head to your website, you will now see the small Language button on the bottom right of your page!
Select any of these and your page will now be translated! In this case, we’ve selected the Korean language and the Stackable blocks now reflect that.
In four easy steps, you now have a multilingual website!
How to Manually Translate Strings in Weglot?
You can take this a step further and edit translation strings manually. To do this, head over to https://dashboard.weglot.com/register and log into your account
Then you can manage your translations on your Weglot dashboard.
If you click on any of your translated languages, you will see that you can manually edit your translations.
As an example, in the first entry “A WordPress blog made with Stackable”, the word Stackable was translated in Korean but we want to keep the word Stackable as English.
Just hit the Save button (check icon) and head back to your website. The change should be reflected on your website like in the image below:
Weglot has emerged as a compelling solution for website translation on WordPress, offering seamless integration. Its ability to automatically detect and translate website content allows website owners to effortlessly translate and manage their content in multiple languages. Stackable’s compatibility integration with Weglot ensures a smooth user experience and expands your website’s reach to a more global audience.