A new source of plug-ins for WordPress is always interesting to look at. The ingenuity of developers is a delight to behold. This is no exception I have a collection of new plug-ins that range over the spectrum. This time the range is extremely interesting as we go into areas not often examined.
This plug-in gives your blog the opportunity for your visitors to translate your blogs into 52 different languages. Just imagine how many extra people your blog will be able to be read by if all the content gets translated. Its just so interesting when you think about it, most of us write in English but what percentage of isn’t actually English when the most spoken language is I am told Spanish. And that is just a small percentage of the world population and now this plug-in offer’s to translate into their own language automatically. It is available to download from WordPress and works with 3.02
WordPress WPML Multilingual CMS
Similar in operation as the last one but it apparently turns the actual site into a multilingual webpage. This has a full CMS navigation with all sorts of things like sidebars and drop menus.
This is another plug-in for languages which is a little simpler than the previous two. This will translate the site into a completely language translated site and they suggest using a separate URL per language. As you write, so this plug-in translates it. You have some languages already built in. Others are also available.
This translates a whole lot more languages and also has a no-follow rule in the code so you don’t loose you page rank. This actually is an important factor. Seems to have good ideas and might be a good way to go for your translation. With the amount of people you are missing in the world by not translating you really do need a plug-in to do translation.
Another translation plug-in but it is a “on the fly” translator. But the actual theme has to be checked for the languages. You need to make sure your theme is “internationally compatible”
For this plug-in you need to use WPML API language. It uses this plug-in to perform the actions of the translation and links the plug–in to the language of choice for the searcher. You need to switch the language director on in the in WPML. There is a language switch in the menu bar of Buddy Press.
This can be a Buddy Press integration and also translates link Tags and titles.
There are 57 supported languages with this plug-in and it is said to increase your exposure for SEO.
With this plug-in you need to tag the various languages and then it displays the various language flags. There is a good example of it at Gronmx. The flags can be changed under the options and you can add to and delete various Language tags or even change one to the default one. As yet there is no data on whether or not it works with WordPress 3.02 or not.
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