Translate WP website – Weglot Translate


Weglot Translate is the best and easiest translation plugin to translate your WordPress website and go multilingual.

Weglot Translate translates all your content into any language and provides a one-stop dashboard to edit translations or outsource to professional translators, to ensure that your translations are of the highest quality.
With Weglot Translate, you can translate your site into a multilingual website in minutes without coding anything.

Weglot Translate is SEO compatible. Plus, Weglot Translate follows Google’s best practices for multilingual websites, serving all translated webpages with clean source code. Every translated version of your website will be indexed by Google.

Weglot Translate is trusted by e-commerce (WooCommerce) companies, SaaS firms, marketplaces, corporate websites, mobile application landing pages, blogs, and more.

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Weglot Translate benefits:

  • Fully compatible with all themes and plugins: Weglot Translate will translate every string on every page of your site, no matter where it was generated. Weglot translates WooCommerce products, checkout, order emails…
  • 100+ translation languages available
  • Human and automatic translations: A single dashboard to manage and edit all of your translations
  • Content automatically detected and translated. You do not need to search for translation files (.po) or any other WordPress source files.
  • Translations are updated in real time.
  • Access to professional translators, if needed
  • Optimized SEO in new languages with dedicated URLs: translated pages will have dedicated URLs, as Google recommends for multilingual sites.
  • Your language switch button is completely customizable.

Is Weglot Translate free?

Weglot Translate is free for small websites (under 2000 words) with one translation language.
Weglot Translate has Free and Premium plans available on the pricing page, depending on your needs. You can always try out the Weglot Translate 10-day free trial version.
Weglot Translate offers professional support to all users to help them translate their websites, with priority accorded to premium members.

Can I migrate from WPML or Polylang to Weglot Translate?

Yes, you can easily migrate from Polylang or WPML to Weglot Translate. Simply deactivate whichever translation plugin—like WPML or Polylang—you already have; you’ll immediately be able to start using Weglot Translate.
If you need to import any preexisting translations, feel free to contact us directly at

Does Weglot Translate provide support?

Yes, the Weglot Translate team will support everyone. Post a topic on the support forum,email us at
Weglot Translate: go multilingual now.

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  • WordPress 4.5 or greater
  • PHP version 5.4 or greater


Weglot Translate is easy to set up:

  1. Go to to set up an account.
  2. Copy your API key from your Weglot dashboard. It will look something like: “wg_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”.
  3. Find the Weglot Translate settings page on the bottom left of your WordPress admin dashboard.
  4. Paste your API key into the appropriate space under Weglot Translate settings, and click save. Then enter your website’s original language and the translation languages you want.
  5. Now’s the fun part: personalize your translation button style (add or delete flag icons, make the language list a dropdown if you want, display each language’s full name or 2-letter language code…)
  6. Click “Save.”.
    7.(Optional) Go to Appearance -> Widgets, then drag and drop the « Weglot Translate » widget where you want it to appear.
    Refresh your web page.Your website is now available in the selected translation languages. You can switch languages to see your live translated pages.

When you’re ready, you can edit your translations directly in your account.


  • Example on front end: language switch button on page
  • Weglot Translate settings page
  • Weglot Translate dashboard, translation edition
  • Weglot Translate visual editor


Weglot minimum requirements

  • WordPress 4.5 or greater
  • PHP version 5.4 or greater
  • Rewrite rules activated

Weglot translate instructions

Weglot Translate is easy to set up:

  1. Go to to set up an account.
  2. Copy your API key from your Weglot dashboard. It will look something like: “wg_xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”.
  3. Find the Weglot Translate settings page on the bottom left of your WordPress admin dashboard.
  4. Paste your API key into the appropriate space under Weglot Translate settings, and click save. Then enter your website’s original language and the translation languages you want.
  5. Now’s the fun part: personalize your translation button style (add or delete flag icons, make the language list a dropdown if you want, display each language’s full name or 2-letter language code…)
  6. Click “Save.”.
    7.(Optional) Go to Appearance -> Widgets, then drag and drop the « Weglot Translate » widget where you want it to appear.
    Refresh your web page.Your website is now available in the selected translation languages. You can switch languages to see your live translated pages.

When you’re ready, you can edit your translations directly in your account.


Is Weglot Translate free?

Weglot Translate is a freemium plugin: it is free for small websites (under 2000 words) with one translation language. If you need more, you can upgrade. Details of our pricing can be found here
Anyone can try Weglot Translate free for 10 days.

Edit my translations

With Weglot Translate, you can modify translations under the « Translations » tab in your Weglot account, here. If you change a translation, it’s automatically saved and displayed on your website.

The translations I edited are not displayed on my website

All translations edited in your dashboard are automatically displayed in real-time on the translated versions of your website. If you can not see your new translations:

  1. Clear your cache plugin: it will enable new translations to be properly displayed. If your new translations still don’t show up, then:
  2. Go into your Weglot account and check you edited the right translations. Use the search bar (at the top) to easily find the translations you want to edit. It’s possible that you have 2 very similar translations, and may have simply edited the wrong one.

Change the appearance of the Weglot Translate language button

You can change any of the three pre-set button parameters in your Weglot Translate settings (display/don’t display flags, horizontal or dropdown menu, full language name or 2-letter code), or overwrite the CSS with personalized settings.

Change the position of the Weglot Translate language button

  • With widget areas, you can drag and drop the Weglot Translate widget.
  • Alternatively, you can overwrite the existing CSS to change the Weglot Translate button position or ask the Weglot Translate team at We will help you.
  • You can also put the button in your site’s navigation menu by checking the option in the Weglot settings page. Be aware that putting the button in the menu might change the appearance of the button a bit, as there are already some style (CSS) rules active in the menu.
  • You can additionally use a shortcode: [weglot_switcher]
  • Finally, you can also add

anywhere in your code and a Weglot button will be positioned at this location.

SEO and translations

Weglot Translate creates a dedicated URL for each language to ensure the proper indexation of your translated content on search engines (Google, …). SEO tags are also translated and editable within your Weglot Translate account. Translated pages will each be located on a subdirectory.

Translated URLs

Weglot Translate does not translate URLs, as this could break URLs with non-Roman characters (for example, on sites in languages using theChinese or Cyrillic alphabets) and it has no proven impact on SEO. Rest assured: the internet’s biggest sites, likeGoogle, Amazon, Airbnb, etc… don’t do this, either.

Translate images/videos

With Weglot Translate, you can add different images for different languages. This is useful if you have text in an image and you want to display a “translated” image in your translated version. To do this, you can simply upload your other translated image into your WordPress gallery. Then, you can link it to the correct translated version of your site by going to your Weglot dashboard and searching for the original URL in the translations list; replace this URL with the newly-uploaded “translated” image’s URL in the translation column.

Translation exclusions

You can exclude pages, or parts of pages, from translation if you don’t want them to be translated, by using CSS selectors.
To do this, go into the WordPress admin panel –> Weglot settings,and use the field « Translation Exclusion ».

Translation exceptions

You can create your own translation rules in your Weglot dashboard by clicking on Translation Options, allowing you to:

  1. Add Exception Rules, such as « Never translate » or « Always translate » a word/expression in a custom way (for example, if you do not want to translate your brand name).
  2. Use the « Search and Replace » tool to easily search for a word in all your translations and replace it with the one you want.

Is Weglot Translate compatible with WooCommerce?

Yes, you can use Weglot Translate to translate WooCommerce store sites without any compatibility issues. Even your checkout page is translated—and the translations are editable from your Weglot Translate dashboard.


If you have any questions about Weglot Translate, please post a topic on the support forum or contact us at


29 november 2020
I‘m using the Weglot Plugin with the free translation plan and ran into a problem with the translation of the error messages of the Caldera contact form on my WordPress site - the error messages just did not want to show up on the Weglot Dashboard for translation, spent the evening with Internet research to find a solution and finally contacted the Weglot support team to ask for a solution hint, did not want to ask for a complete solution due to the fact I‘m on the free plan. Well, Weglot has exceeded my expectation by far: not only I got an instant response by Weglot at the start of business the next morning, they also walked me through the solution and provided the required php & css code snippets. Made my day: un grand merci à l'équipe de soutien de Weglot! Oliver (urbanmind)
23 november 2020
Great Support, quick and amazing plug in, translate for all in one website with quick and easy to use and quality translate with manual edit function.
19 november 2020
By far the best translate plugin for all wordpress themes. Fantastic support and amazing system that works perfectly! Buy a license, and start translating 🙂 All the best to Alexis and the rest of the Weglot crew!
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3.2.0 (15/10/2020)

  • Add translate slug option
  • Fix: auto redirect on traditional chinese and brazilian portuguese
  • Fix: admin-ajax bug containing language code in some case

3.1.9 (06/08/2020)

  • Add flag choice for ZH and TW
  • Update plugin translation files
  • Translate Iframe SRC as external link
  • Fix: Custom URL links (empty base in correspondence table / trailing slash)
  • Fix: Remove “!important” CSS properties on AMP

3.1.8 (02/07/2020)

  • Exclude URL by languages
  • Translate by default all Woocommerce mails with customer language
  • Update URLs translation, possibility to use custom URLs for hierarchical pages
  • Translate External URLs
  • Add SVG files to media translation
  • Exclude wp-cron.php from translation
  • Fix links translation with custom URLS

3.1.7 (04/05/2020)

  • Add a Weglot Menu to admin bar
  • Add Woocommerce feature : Translate following mail
  • Better text escaping in Back Office (thanks to @joehoyle and @drvy for contribution)
  • Add attribute to HTML tag if custom code is used for current language
  • Optimize CSS size for AMP
  • Fix: Add compatibility with AMP plugin +1.5
  • Fix: No load Weglot CSS in AMP if option is set to false
  • Fix error on JS script loading (thanks to @joehoyle for contribution)

3.1.6 (06/02/2020)

  • Add: Use WP core code editor for Weglot custom CSS
  • Add: Add weglot_translate_email filter to control when mail are translated
  • Bugfix: Fixes small minor bugs

3.1.5 (08/01/2020)

  • Add: weglot_language_code_replace filter to use custom language code
  • Bugfix: Formatter on JSON source for untranslated WooComerce fields

3.1.4 (12/12/2019)

  • Update back office style for WordPress 5.3
  • Fix: Flags SRC attribute with AMP
  • Fix: Custom URL feature – Revisions
  • Improve compatibility: WP Optimize
  • Improve compatibility: Cache Enabler
  • Add default exclude block for SecuPress plugin and SQLI protect
  • Add default exclude block for plugin query monitor > 3.3.0
  • Remove the “Not allowed” mechanism.

3.1.3 (29/10/2019)

  • Improve compatibility: Woocommerce with IE 11
  • Improve compatibility: Contact Form 7
  • Improve compatibility: MailOptin
  • Improve compatibility: The Event Calendar
  • Improve compatibility: Font Awesome
  • Add default exclude block: address
  • Bugfix: Do not cache page if API answers error

3.1.2 (24/09/2019)

  • Bugfix: Custom URL with GET parameters
  • Bugfix: Ninja Forms JSON translate
  • Bugfix: Prevent errors due to call protected method

3.1.1 (11/09/2019)

  • Add: IE 11 compatibility with languages switcher
  • Add: WP-CLI compatibility
  • Bugfix: admin api call
  • Bugfix: double language when WC + multisite with subdomains
  • Bugfix: do not add language on external links also in JSON

3.1.0 (29/08/2019)

  • Add: Better JSON compatiblity
  • Bugfix: WC password reset mechanism

3.0.6 (28/05/2019)

  • Add: Compatibility with WP Forms
  • Add: Reset postdata filter for custom URLs
  • Bugfix: Auto switch fallback
  • Bugfix: Custom url on is_front_page

3.0.5 (22/05/2019)

  • Bugfix: Prevent array key exists for Gravity Form
  • Bugfix: Save menu Weglot Switcher
  • Bugfix: Check DOM on json-ld and inactive by default

3.0.4 (10/05/2019)

  • Bugfix: Prevent errors due to the parser of the JSON-LD

3.0.3 (09/05/2019)

  • Bugfix: Weglot switcher on menu
  • Add : Translate all JSON-LD

3.0.2 (24/04/2019)

  • Bugfix: Fixed saving custom CSS
  • Bugfix: Auto detection of a bot (google, bing,…)
  • Bugfix: Compatibility with caldera forms

3.0.1 (17/04/2019)

  • Bugfix: API key check only if it does not exist
  • Bugfix: prevent array_key_exists on private languages for older installations

3.0.0 (16/04/2019)

  • New major version
  • Link between WordPress options and Weglot dashboard options
  • Bugfix: Fixed an error on the JSON translation

2.7.0 (18/03/2019)

  • Changed : Improve Compatibility with Caldera Forms

2.6.0 (06/03/2019)

  • Add : Prevent elementor ajax action on 2.5
  • Add : Compatibility with Caldera Forms
  • Add : Prevent ajax MMP Map
  • Changed: Improved AJAX translation performance
  • Bugfix: No translate link on weglot menu item
  • Bugfix: meta og facebook
  • Bugfix: prevent undefined index on widget

2.5.0 (07/02/2019)

  • Add : Compatibility with Ninja Forms
  • Add : DOM Checker on input type reset
  • Bugfix : have the same menu switcher on the same page several times
  • Bugfix : Remove no redirect on hreflang
  • Improve DOM Checker meta content image

2.4.1 (09/01/2019)

  • Bugfix: undefined function if there is no antislash before the function ( \is_rest )

2.4.0 (09/01/2019)

  • Compatibility PHP 7.3
  • Changed : the language selector for menus
  • Add : Compatibility with the REST API of Contact Form 7
  • Add [BETA] : Be able to translate the keywords of a search
  • Bugfix : translation of the empty cart on WooCommerce
  • Bugfix: correction of options on a multisite

2.3.1 (05/12/2018)

  • Bugfix : Button preview fail on migration for private mode

2.3.0 (05/12/2018)

  • Bugfix : Custom URL on archive page
  • Bugfix : Prevent error on translate AJAX
  • Bugfix : Href lang on custom URLs
  • Improve code quality
  • Compatibility SEOPress : exclude sitemap
  • Improve private languages
  • Add two DOM checkers

2.2.2 (05/11/2018)

  • Fix bug on change country flag
  • Change load custom css inline

2.2.1 (01/11/2018)

  • Fix bug when language was not passed on navigation

2.2.0 (31/10/2018)

  • Added private mode for administrators
  • Addition apply_filters
  • Bugfix : an ajax request
  • Improved compatibility with wpestate
  • Compatibility with mega max menu

2.1.0 (25/09/2018)

  • New feature: Custom URL
  • Bugfix : Translate AJAX with return JSON on error
  • Bugfix : Backslash on function PHP
  • Bugfix : Replace links href on JSON translate
  • Bugfix : Compatibility with theme use ob_start

2.0.7 (31/08/2018)

  • Bugfix: Ajax load media library
  • Improve choice original and destination language

2.0.6 (29/08/2018)

  • Add DOM checker to translate button value and data-value attribute
  • Update Weglot Translate setting page
  • Bugfix : email translation
  • Bugfix : external link with quickpay
  • Prevent auto redirect on homepage translate

2.0.5 (09/08/2018)

  • Bugfix : Fatal error if use weglot menu custom

2.0.4 (09/08/2018)

  • Bugfix : lost password email on WooCommerce
  • Bugfix : translate custom login page
  • Bugfix : uniq id on each button selector
  • Bugfix : no translate image on a href html tag with wp-content/uploads src
  • Bugfix : admin-ajax url

2.0.3 (27/07/2018)

  • Bugfix : Hide shortcode on non translatable URL
  • Bugfix : filter nav_menu_css_class
  • Bugfix : Redirect URL on checkout WooCommerce
  • Bugfix : CSS Flag on dropdown menu
  • Improve AMP compatibility

2.0.2 (24/07/2018)

  • Bugfix : Hide menu on non translatable URL
  • Bugfix : Hide widget on non translatable URL
  • Improve max file size HTML

2.0.1 (19/07/2018)

  • Improve flag style
  • Prevent cURL function
  • Solved nav_class warning

2.0 (18/07/2018)

  • Major changes on the plugin architecture
  • Adding developer functions & filters
  • Refactoring

1.13.1 (01/06/2018)

  • Bugfix: Error on the encoding of ignored nodes

1.13 (31/05/2018)

  • Bugfix : Improve filter words_translate to prevent matching part of words
  • BugFix : Bug in parser when ignored node had an attribute
  • BugFix : character limit on chinese paragraphs
  • Add : Update message for version 2.0

1.12.2 (04/05/2018)

  • Bugfix : Limitation on the number of characters translated at the same time

1.12.1 (03/05/2018)

  • Bugfix : error for users with a version lower than PHP 5.4 . [] => array()

1.12 (03/05/2018)

  • Bugfix : undefined index on ajax call
  • Bugfix : Redirection checkout payment on WooCommerce
  • Bugfix : Register widget
  • Add option for AMP compatibility
  • Add filter for dynamic string

1.11 (05/04/2018)

  • Add new languages
  • Add new filters
  • Add Yoast Premium compatibility on redirect
  • Bugfix : Exclusion AMP
  • Bugfix : Redirection checkout order on WooCommerce


  • Add new languages + add Oman flag
  • Can potentially translate email sent from admin
  • Add tags to inline elements to ignore when parsing


  • Remove Freemius


  • Fix Freemius assets


  • Fix Freemius error when changing base dir
  • Fix wc translations when special characters.


  • Fix login redirection
  • Add translation for Town, cities and other dynamic fields in WC checkout
  • exclude URL now accepts full URL and any blank separator


  • Fix pb when permalinks has no ending slash
  • Add notif when plugin is not congigured


  • Fix redirection on woocommerce


  • Add new banner and icon
  • improve wc redirection
  • can now translate email


  • Fix redirection bug on cart


  • Add 6 languages
  • Translate microdata
  • New element translated


  • Fix url when non standard characters
  • change freemius image


  • Add Freemius
  • Refactor code
  • Replace api ur
  • Add several attributes to translations


  • Add data-value, data-title, title attribute support
  • Add links in readme


  • Add pretty selection of languages
  • Improve flags quality


  • Add more i18n luv. Now we speak WordPress
  • Add Dutch, English_UK, German, Italian, Portuguese_BR, Russian and Spanish languages


  • Update i18n and improve strings


  • Compat with WP Fastest cache, improve RTL translations


  • PHP 7 compat, add auto redirect feature, no more FA, no more id on switcher


  • compat AMP, fix url bug on same language code than URL.


  • compat precaching, URLs


  • increase compatibility with other plugins and themes.


  • change support email
  • exclude /amp, admin bar
  • language on starter plan


  • Fix invalid links
  • Handles multiple weglot_here


  • rollbackink parsing lib
  • fix srcset, dslash link


  • parsing lib changed
  • fix several small bugs


  • Adding Traditional Chinese
  • Fix og:url
  • scrybs


  • Fix jpeg translated version
  • Fix moreclass and wg-notranslate on list button in menu
  • Fix ajax json with html in it


  • Add other flags for english, spanish & portugese translations
  • Review style for translation button in menu
  • Add translation exclusion blocks by CSS selectors


  • Adding Hindi & Urdu translation languages.
  • Adding version number on scripts.


  • Code review and optimization


  • WP Compliance


  • Fix style on dropdown list
  • Fix link containing “admin” word


  • New choice of flags made by professional designers for your translation switch button. Rectangle mat, rectangle bright, square and circle. Enjoy!
  • Add a “Settings” link under Weglot Translate in pugin list.


  • Add naviguation menu hook to let user display button in menu.
  • Add possibility to show only flags
  • Show warnings if PHP version is under 5.2 or rewrite rules not activated
  • Rename simple html dom constant and handle no php-mbstring case
  • Fix front page show box when home dir


  • Change portugese flag to brazilian, change limit message, starting 1.0 versioning as we reach viable product.

Older versions


  • First version


  • Fix label and languages parameters


  • SEO now completly taken into account.


  • small fix on links


  • Fix rules + add url


  • Fix rules + new button design


  • Add meta translation, + regex eclusion


  • Add input button, fix small bug on link


  • Check rewrite rules are always here


  • Quick fix for PHP 5.3


  • Fix ajax, FB compat


  • Handle WP_HOME


  • General review


  • Prepare for localization


  • Change link to weglot


  • Place button by default


  • Fix vc_


  • Fix cdata


  • Http api integration


  • Fix PHP 5.2 compat with anonymous function


  • Change ob order for compatibility


  • More flexibility in destination language


  • Can have multiple youtube video for different languages


  • Fix some links that had multiple lang tag


  • Fix CSS style + subdirectory WP


  • Now support images


  • Adding 40+ languages + fix homepage bug


  • Change button to customizable widget, also fix bug https+wp_home


  • Fix is_html, add US flag possibility, fix link beginning with coutry code.


  • Fix style, add on-boarding to help users, add link to dashboard translations.


  • Adding ajax support for full html, fix style, fix link with wp_home


  • Quick fix on links


  • Add ajax for json-html


  • Adding chat support to help user set up the plugin


  • Rework classes + add search support (form tag)


  • Remove trial period, replace by free plan


  • More info on errors, translation limit from api


  • Fix canonical transated link, support RTL & LTR customization, WG logo to meet Wp standard, translate alt attribute, add possibility to drop button anywhere


  • Fix LTR CSS, api v2 transmit strings type, fix regex escaping


  • Add PDF translate, fix simple dom limit, uninstall hook, no </body> case.