Languages, Widgets & Sidebars, Writing & Editing

Translate Your Site

Since WordPress.com serves readers from around the world, it’s no wonder that many site owners want their work to be accessible to everyone — regardless of the languages they speak.

Google Translate can help you reach new audiences, and in just a few steps, you can offer readers a translated version of your site!

  1. Add a text widget to your sidebar or footer.
  2. Copy and paste the following HTML into the content of your text widget.
  3. Replace any instances of https://blog.wordpress.com with the address of your blog or website.
  4. Save the widget, and you’re all done!

HTML:

<ul>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https://blog.wordpress.com">English</a></li>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=es&u=https://blog.wordpress.com">Español</a></li>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=fr&u=https://blog.wordpress.com">Français</a></li>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=de&u=https://blog.wordpress.com">Deutsch</a></li>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=pt&u=https://blog.wordpress.com">Português</a></li>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=id&u=https://blog.wordpress.com">Bahasa Indonesia</a></li>
	<li><a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?u=https://blog.wordpress.com">Other languages</a></li>
</ul>

Now when your readers visit your site, they’ll see a simple list of languages. In one click, they’ll be directed to an automatically generated translation of your site!

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While your sidebar or footer is an ideal location for translation links, you can use this HTML in your posts or pages as well!

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