Continuing on the multilingual WordPress theme, today we’ll take a look at Weglot. A translation plugin for WordPress which is a little bit different because it translates your content automatically. Getting started
Weglot can be downloaded from the WordPress plugin directory for free. The service behind the plugin has a cost. There is a free plan for very small sites and premium plans for anything above that. More info about the pricing can be found here.
After you install and activate the plugin, you need to configure it. To do that navigate to the Weglot tab that appears in your dashboard.
In the Main configuration section you will need to fill in your API key, set the original language and the destination one. You can get an API key by signing up for an account here.
Next you can configure how the language switcher will look and where it will be placed.
There are some preset styles available, but you can also write some custom CSS if you want to better optimize the switcher to match your site’s layout. The selector can be placed on the menu, on a sidebar, or in the content using shortcodes. You can also place it in a template if you wish.
Finally you can exclude items