Hi Edvard and all,
Please excuse my ignorance with this question: I am using WordPress for my blog and was easily able to paste in the Google Translate code (http://translate.google.com/translate_tools) into my site and it worked. No fancy coding was required. I just pasted the code into the WP widgets section and I was able to specify exactly where I wanted Google Translate to appear on my site.
What I don't understand is the advantage of using GTranslate over the method that I used? In other words, why would a person want to use GTranslate in WordPress when the original Google Translate code works so well? Thanks in advance.