Translate a blog post

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  • #3347739

    tonyhuby
    Member

    I would like to suggest a new feature for all WordPress.com users. That feature would be a Translate function that could take a post in any language and translate to the readers own language.

    #3347934

    Hi there,

    Have you looked at our guide on setting up an multilingual blog?

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/set-up-a-multilingual-blog/

    Or are you looking for something more specific to an individual post?

    #3347947

    tonyhuby
    Member

    Hi @darnelldibbles thanks for your suggestions. I have a follower who posts in Russian. I understand there is a Translate plugin but I don’t have or need a Business plan. My idea was along the lines of a button or something to translate the post. @lizkarkoski helpfully suggested that I get the Google Translate browser extension, which works up to a point, but a built-in function would be better.

    #3347964

    macmanx
    Staff

    At the moment, we don’t have anything for this built-in, except for plugins that would be available under the Business plan.

    #3347991

    tonyhuby
    Member

    Thanks @macmanx. I just posted this as an idea that might be taken up in the future.

    #3356291

    “At the moment, we don’t have anything for this built-in, except for plugins that would be available under the Business plan.”

    When you have time for this idea … Twitter has been using a plug-in that they got from Microsoft. It seems to work relatively well. Keep in mind that you’re hearing this from somebody who is only fluent in English, but there seems to be a general agreement that the translations are good, and they seem to be a lot smoother and more natural sounding than those coming out of Google translate. It seems like a major step forward.

    Translations happen quickly, and I can’t remember seeing any downtime on that product. Something to keep in mind, as it is an off the shelf product and not something you’d have to make, yourselves.

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