After reading on some other blogs about the new WordPress translate feature, I looked it up.
They have now provided a way for people all over the world to translate your blog into one of 100 languages. This is really easy too. All the reader has to do is to is choose their desired language from the drop-down menu, and the blog post is instantly translated into that. It is immediate, and happens as you watch, with no need to refresh the post.
And it’s free as well!
Go to your site admin dashboard. On the left menu, choose the paintbrush icon, ‘Appearance’. From the menu that appears, select ‘Widgets’. All the available widgets will be shown. Just choose the Google Translate widget, and drag and drop it to where you want it to appear in your sidebar from the list displayed. It appears immediately on your sidebar, next to any post, as a small Google icon, and a ‘Select language’ drop-down menu. I put mine right near the top, just under the search box. You can see it now, to your right. Try it out!
Once you have chosen a language to test, English will appear as an option on the language menu. Just click on that to return to your original display.
Your blog is now available to untold millions of more people, in their own language. Surely that can only be a good thing?