Multilingual site how to?

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  • #2752866

    vrekker
    Member

    Hi!
    I want to create a site that has multi language feature. Like this site:
    https://www.athgene.com/ – but that site is built with WIX, and I do not want to use that tool.
    But I want to use WP, and I have not been able to find resources – so please any suggestions?
    Best regards
    Erik

    #2753014

    karolinagka
    Member

    I need to do the same thing but have no idea how to.

    #2753018

    paszczencja
    Member

    Hi there!

    There are several options to set up a multilingual site on your WordPress.com :-)

    The instructions for it are here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/set-up-a-multilingual-blog/

    The only thing you need to do is manually translate your site’s content.

    Hope it helps ;-)

    #2753019

    karolinagka
    Member

    Thanks

    I have seen it but I didn’t find it very helpful.

    Thanks anyway

    #2753039

    paszczencja
    Member

    Hi Karolina!

    I’m sorry to hear that. Could you please tell me what exactly you are looking for? Perhaps we can figure something out. Two heads are better than one ;-)

    Regards

    #2753042

    karolinagka
    Member

    Basically, I have written this post in English: https://my-pakistani-dream.com/2016/10/03/honeymoon/ then translated it into Polish https://my-pakistani-dream.com/2016/10/05/miesiac-miodowy/ but had to post them as two separate posts, which I didn’t want to do – I wanted to add a Polish language version button but this is exactly what I don’t know how to do.

    #2753043

    paszczencja
    Member

    Hi there!

    This guide will help you: https://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/page-jumps/#jumping-to-a-target on-another-page-or-post

    I’ve tried it and it works :-)
    You need to Edit your Honeymoon post.

    At the end of it (or wherever you want) insert link (the shortcut it’s behind “Numbered list” on the Keyboard shortcuts).

    You can insert link to your post “Miesiąc miodowy” and call it whatever you like, in the guide there is “This links to my anchor”, for you it can be “Polish translation”. You can do it both ways :-)

    If I’m explaining it chaotically I’m sorry I can write it to you on email ;-)

    Hope it helps ;-)

    #2753049

    vrekker
    Member

    Hmm, this still isn´t what I´m looking for.

    See fx this site – it is a WP site, and has the simple lang. feature in the top right corner, it looks simple, but how is it done? :

    http://bridger.dk/?page_id=2&lang=da

    #2753050

    paszczencja
    Member

    Hi vrekker!

    The site you linked is indeed a WordPress site, but it’s self-hosted. They used a Polylang plugin to create a multilingual site. WordPress.com doesn’t allow plugins for security reason on any plan. You can read more about plugins on WordPress.com here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    And you can read about differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    The third option from this guide: https://en.support.wordpress.com/set-up-a-multilingual-blog/ is the closest solution to match what you want to get. It looks like it’s more complicated to sort out at the very beginning but it’s not, and many users said that it’s more functional for both – blog owner and readers.

    Also you can always let the Staff know, that this kind of plugin could be beneficial for WordPress.com community, as you can read about it in the bottom of the guide about plugins I’ve linked you above. Perhaps someday it will be available in WordPress.com :-)

    I hope you’ll find this information useful!

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