1. Plugin Installation
Download the latest version of the GTranslate Free module for your Wordpress.
You can install plugins directly from the admin area. Navigate to the Wordpress admin area.
Go to Plugins - Add New.
Click on Upload link.
Browse to the plugin archive and select it. Then click Install Now and the plugin will be installed shortly.
Activate GTranslate plugin.
2. Plugin Configuration
In order to open the configuration page for GTranslate on the left menu sidebar click on Settings - GTranslate.
On the configuration page there are several settings that you can adjust to make the plugin fit your needs.
Widget look - select the look of Language Switcher. There are four options.
Flags and dropdown
Nice dropdown with flags
Default Language - Select the default language of your website.
Analytics - If you have Google Analytics new code on your site. You can enable this which will allow you to see translation events in Google Analytics -Content - Event Tracking. Note: Will not work if you use Google Default translation method.
Sub-directory URL structure - You can have SEF URLs with language codes (/es, /fr, /it, etc.) to enable search engine indexing of the translated pages. You can use this if you have a paid plan and GTranslate URL add-on is installed.
Sub-domain URL structure - You can have SEF URLs with language codes (es.example.com, fr.example.com, it.example.com, etc.) to enable search engine indexing of the tarnslated pages. You can use this if you have a paid plan and DNS CNAME records are configured appropriately.
Dropdown languages - Choose the languages you want to appear in the dropdown list.
Flag languages - Choose the languages you want to appear as flags.
Flag Size - Select flag size 16px, 24px, 32px
Save settings and close
3. Adding Widget To The Website
To add a widget to your website go to Appearance - Widgets
Add GTranslate widget to desired area
You can also use [gtranslate] shortcode inside pages where you want the language selector to appear.
You can use also the php code to add the language selector to your template: <?php echo do_shortcode('[gtranslate]'); ?>
4. Uninstalling GTranslate Plugin
1. Login to the Wordpress admin area.
2. Go to Plugins section
3. Select Gtranslate Plugin and click Deactivate then click Delete and confirm your action.