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10 Google Translate Widget Alternatives

This is not a secret that Google Translate Widget has been discontinued and thousands of websites lost a way to translate website with help of machine translator.

In case you forgot how the Google Translate Widget looked like. We’ve googled the old screenshots:

Google Translate Widget Example

It has been deprecated and Google no longer offers free automatic translations for websites.

#1 – ConveyThis

ConveyThis

The long and the most successful alternative is ConveyThis website translation widget. Since 2008, when conveythis was built as an aggregator of online machine translators: Google, Babelfish, Altavista, Yandex and SDL, it grew into its own powerful javascript button that can provide machine translation service for any website: WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, Node.js and so on. It supports 92 languages, offers quick and easy installation and provides amazing support.

ConveyThis Translate Widget

Interested to give it a shot? Grab the Classic Translation Widget here: https://www.conveythis.com/integrations/conveythis-classic/

There is a SaaS version of ConveyThis accessible to all website owners. It seamlessly integrates into WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce, Jimdo, Drupal, Joomla, Wix, Weebly and other popular frameworks. Prices start as low as $15 per month.

To translate your website with this plugin you don’t need to have any background in web development or deal with .PO files. ConveyThis Translate automatically detects the content of your website and provides instant and accurate machine translation. All while optimizing all of the translated pages according to Google’s best practices in point of multilingual websites. Also you will be able to view and edit all the performed translations through one simple interface or hire a professional translator to do this for you. As a result you will get a fully SEO optimized multilingual website.

#2 – Loco Translate

Loco Translate

Loco Translate provides in-browser editing of WordPress translation files and integration with automatic translation services.

It also provides Gettext/localization tools for developers, such as extracting strings and generating templates.

Features include:

  • Built-in translation editor within WordPress admin
  • Integration with translation APIs including DeepL, Google, Microsoft and Yandex
  • Create and update language files directly in your theme or plugin
  • Extraction of translatable strings from your source code
  • Native MO file compilation without the need for Gettext on your system
  • Support for PO features including comments, references and plural forms
  • PO source view with clickable source code references
  • Protected language directory for saving custom translations
  • Configurable PO file backups with diff and restore capability
  • Built-in WordPress locale codes

#3 – TranslatePress

TranslatePress

The interface allows you to easily translate the entire page at once, including output from shortcodes, forms and page builders. It also works out of the box with WooCommerce.

Built the WordPress way, TranslatePress – Multilingual is a GPL and self hosted translation plugin, meaning you’ll own all your translations, forever. It’s the fastest way to create a bilingual or multilingual site.

#4 – Yandex.Translate widget for websites

Yandex Translate Widget for Websites

The Yandex.Translate widget is a simple and convenient way to translate sites into more than 90 languages.

Like its predecessor Google Translate, Yandex offers a huge array of languages including rare ones such as: Yiddish, Bashkir and Malagasy. It has two modes: bright and dark. And one powerful feature that Google Translate for Website didn’t offer: automatic visitor redirection (translation language based on the visitor’s browser language).

#5 – WPGlobus

WP Globus

FREE PLUGIN with PAID EXTENSIONS.

It offers the following features in its free version:

  • Manually translate posts, pages, categories, tags, menus, and widgets;
  • Add one or several languages to your WP blog/site using custom combinations of country flags, locales and language names;
  • Enable multilingual SEO features of “Yoast SEO” and “All in One SEO” plugins;
  • Switch the languages at the front-end using: a drop-down menu extension and/or a customizable widget with various display options;
  • Switch the Administrator interface language using a top bar selector

#6 – Transposh

Transposh

Developed by folks from Israel, this plugin really well supports Arabic and Hebrew languages.

  • Support for any language – including RTL/LTR layouts
  • Unique drag/drop interface for choosing viewable/translatable languages
  • Multiple options for widget appearances – with pluggable widgets and multiple instances
  • Translation of external plugins without a need for .po/.mo files
  • Automatic translation mode for all content (including comments!)
  • Use either Google, Bing, Yandex or Apertium translation backends – 117 languages supported!
  • Automatic translation can be triggered on demand by the readers or on the server side
  • RSS feeds are translated too
  • Takes care of hidden elements, link tags, meta contents and titles
  • Translated languages are searchable
  • Buddypress integration

#7 – Apertium

Apertum

Open source machine translation network. Not very easy to learn and install on the website as it requires knowledge of Git and how to work with repositories. For advanced users who want to save money paying for Translation API.

#8 – Uplinkly

Uplinky

Uplinkly Language Translate lets you instantly translate your store into (almost) any language, and all in just a couple of clicks!

Once installed, just pick which languages you’d like your store to be available in, and we’ll handle the rest.

By default, our slick-looking popup language selector will allow your visitors from around the world to pick whichever language they speak in just a single click – pretty nifty!

#9 – LangShop

Langshop

The LangShop app helps you expand your Shopify store and increase sales by translating and localizing content into multiple languages.

  • Collections
  • Products (including variants’ content)
  • Pages (we translate checkout page without coding)
  • Blogs and Articles
  • Navigation content
  • Themes (Settings, Locales, Static “hardcoded” text)
  • Shopify notifications
  • Vendors and Tags
  • 3rd party apps content

#10 – Bablic

bablic

Bablic lets you translate your content by choosing between Neural Machine Translation (NMT), and Professional Human Translation (from a list of selected translation partners) right from Bablic’s Visual Editor. You can fine-tune your content by manually editing text, images or even CSS/style, to make sure the look and feel of the pages stays consistent across all the languages you offer.

Conclusion.

The list of apps is constantly changing. In 2021, more translation widgets will come to existence and Microsoft, Google and Yandex are receding. Traditionally, only a large giants can offer something as resource consuming as language translator without any fees. They make so much money on paid search that they can afford to provide it for free. However, when you design your business around website translation, it is very difficult to charge money when people expect at no cost. Well, that’s the tricky part. Do you want a good service or you want a crappy one? The choice is yours.

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