Blog translation choices?

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  • #59081

    bfhu
    Member

    I have searched in the forums but I don’t think I have found the answer to my question. I didn’t understand one string that seemed to pertain…I think info was missing or deleted or something. My question is:

    CAN I PLACE TRANSLATION FLAGS ON MY BLOG SO THAT VISITORS COULD TRANSLATE MY WHOLE BLOG INTO THEIR LANGUAGE?

    I saw a site that had this capability. I just clicked on the flag and the whole blog was in that language. Ifound a site to do this but it did not work or I could not put it in the right place. The site I saw was selling computers so now after reading on the forums I wonder if it was wordpress.ORG.

    Is it ever going to be a possibility that we could make our whole blogs translate by that “click on the flag” code? I would pay for it even, well depending upon how much it cost.

    Or should I start another wordpress.com blog itransfer my current blog to each one and then translate into each language. I looked at the language translation page but it seemed to be for having the blog in a specifec language other than English. Am I wrong?

    Thanks.

    #59198

    judyb12
    Member

    are you going to translate everything yourself (or get someone to do it for you)? I wouldn’t recommend using automated translators that you find online, because they are hopeless.

    I know this doesn’t answer your question, but i figured you might want to think about it.

    #59202

    timethief
    Member

    @bfhu
    Yes there is a translation plug-in for self hosted and web hosted blogs at http://wordpress.org but there isn’t one available here at wordpress.com

    Ryan is the one who is working on the languages projects on wordpress.com Perhaps you could email support at this domain and put attention Ryan in the subject line or maybe you would prefer to send in a feedback and then pose your questions to him.

    #59213

    bfhu
    Member

    Thanks timethief. so that is just not available here.

    #59234

    timethief
    Member

    just not available here.

    No it isn’t avilable on this multi-user blogging platform. And as wordpress.com and wordpress.org run on different software it’s not “just”, if you take my meaning. The translation plugin from wordpress.org in question would have to be coded to run on this software here.

    However, if this is important to you you can hire a web host and have him or her download a free blog template from http://wordpress.org or you can self-host one on your own server.

    You can also import the contents of your wordpress.com blog into the wordpress.org template. The differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org can be read here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700&replies=1

    Any details about the translation projects currently underway for wordpress.com will have to come from Ryan as I said before.

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