- Posted by Stephen Whiteley
- On 22/11/2019
How to translate a WordPress site into Spanish
To translate a WordPress site into Spanish can be a challenge. How do you think a Spaniard would feel if he/she comes into your website and is being greeted with an inscription such as “Hola y Bienvenidos a mi sitio web,” which means “hello and welcome to my website”?
Of course, they’ll feel a bit more at home and comfortable navigating through your website because, for one, the Spanish language will give them a little sense of belonging. Now that’s not to say that you have to translate your entire website into Spanish, no.
However, with the help of some tools, your website’s language preference can become dynamic by changing based on who’s visiting. So let’s say you own an English WordPress blog which is mainly for those who understand the English language.
If you’d love to have a balanced taste of audiences from other places such as Spain, some tools can help you translate your contents into Spanish WordPress blog. These tools are what we will be looking at today.
Coming in top on our list today is no other than the TranslatePress. Being a free service multilingual plug-in, it is capable of translating your English blog into Spanish when someone who is well accustomed to the Spanish language visits your WordPress website.
The best part of this plug-in is that it gives one the freedom to make translations even from the front end of a webpage. Thus, irrespective of where the wordings are placed on a webpage, TranslatePress can translate them into any desired language.
In addition, you can either do it manually (DIY), or it can translate whatever you need automatically. And to crown it all, it’s been known for generating SEO friendly links for every language. This will invariably enhance your SEO search result.
Translate a WordPress site into Spanish using WPML
This is the most suitable alternative to TranslatePress. Being one of the most popular translating plug-ins in WordPress, with the WPML plug-in, you can translate web content, plug-ins, themes, and so on.
However, the only difference between WPML and TranslatePress is cost. TranslatePress is a free service, WPML includes all functionality when you subscribe to its licensing plans. Other than the subscription differences, the two are virtually the same in terms of translation potency.
Another perk that you stand to gain when using this translating plug-in on your WordPress is that it allows one to connect it with other third-party translation services. The pricing goes for $29(multilingual blog version) and $79(multilingual CMS) yearly.
This WordPress translation plug-in does everything WPML and TranslatePress do except for the fact that it can’t translate themes and plug-ins, only web content. Other than that, it has a simple user interface and makes translation easier to go around with. You can optimize the plug-in fully under the free version. But it also has a pro version that goes for about €100.
So there you have it, tools that can help you translate into Spanish WordPress. Whether you are constantly updating your website or not. All you need is to install these plug-ins in your WordPress website.