In a previous post we took a look at, possibly, the most popular translation plugin for WordPress, WPML. Continuing on with our translation theme, today we’ll take a look at the most popular free plugin currently on the WordPress plugin directory, Polylang. Getting started with Polylang
The basic version of Polylang is free and it will most likely be all you need. There is also a pro version of the plugin available on its site offering advanced features and premium support.
The plugin’s installation is similar to any other plugin’s, just navigate to Plugins > Add New and search for ‘polylang’, install and activate it.
After activating the plugin you should navigate to Languages > Languages to add your desired languages. First choose the default language from the drop down list, all other boxes will be filled automatically, just click Add New Language. Once the first language is added you will get a notice on top which suggest adding all existing content under the newly added language.
Set all the items to the default language and proceed to add the rest. Once all languages have been added you can start translating.