Early 2020 I wanted to improve my blog translation, so that I could have a faster translation in multiple languages.
I decided to give it a try to Weglot, although at first I considered it a high price for just a blogger.
I bought the Pro version, since I wanted my website in Spanish, English, German, Portuguese and Italian.
Installing it was really easy and simple. I was amazed of how good was the translation.
It was fast and accurate, so in that side I was happy with Weglot.
The first challenges I encountered were that since I had around more than 50,000 words, Weglot’s word count was limiting.
Also, it roles out the translated content depending on that amount.
Some of my content was not being translated, and in that case I had to contact their Support Service to have a faster outcome with the translation limits.
They set up some word count limits prevent an overage on the machine translation, something like that.
In terms of SEO, it was compatible with RankMath, so your Metadata is translated.
And also your HREF Canonical Tags are properly set up.
Another issue I found was that sometimes the URL control is not really accurate.
It might translate URLs that you don’t want, and even if you set it on the translation blacklist, it will translate it, and consider it into the words.
So you will have to ask again for their support.
Also, if you are focusing your website in too many text content, their word count would result stressfull, since there is no really good control on how much text is translated.
In terms of WordPress Translation, I recommend Weglot in the case that you are basically looking for a fast and accurate translation, want to translate to 1 or 2 languages, don’t want to mess up with your wordpress code, you have WooCommerce and if you don’t have time for translation.
If you have the budget, go for it, you will save up time and have accurate translations.
If you are on a lower budget like me, have plenty of content, want several languages, and also want to have more control on the translated words, then go for WPML.
To keep diving in this Weglot Review, now in terms of Shopify, when it comes to SEO, Shopify is not my favorite e-commerce platform.
I started to use Shopify, because I needed a quick solution to showcase my furniture products with social media, and that also was connected to my ERP system.
Shopify gave me a fast integration between the platforms that I use.
Living at the border with the US, also requires to have my website content in english.
I found Translation Lab app, and it seem quite similar to WPML for WordPress, but I was not planning to dedicate time on the translation as I do for my blog.
I needed a good and reliable Shopify translation app that could help me to have some of my content in english.
Therefore, I decided to install Weglot Translate app.
With Weglot Shopify app was as well really easy and fast to translate the content.
Weglot does all the work at the instant, and the translation is very accurate.
If you are aiming to translate to just one or maximum 2 languages, I do recommend Weglot, this way you won’t reach the word count easily.
As I have mentioned in WPML vs Weglot, Weglot has its advantages and disadvantages.
But since Shopify is a more rigid platform with a lower number of apps in comparison to WordPress, Weglot is mainly the best translation app for Shopify.
WPML is not available for Shopify.
And in terms of content, Shopify is quite limited to be very creative.
But if you are already using Shopify and need to translate your products, then go for Weglot.
You will save time and get accurate translations.
In the following Weglot Review, you will find out more about its key features and disadvantages, as well as how Weglot works and some Weglot Alternatives.
If we have to tell you clearly what is Weglot in a few words, and that you understand its operation and popularity, then we will say that it is an online platform that gives you the ability to translate a website into different languages, in a very short time, through your plugin.
The truth is that the use of Weglot is not limited only to WordPress, which we know is one of the most popular CMS today.
Weglot plugin can also be used without any problem in other platforms such as Shopify, Joomla, among others.
What stands out the most about this multilingual plugin is that, in just a couple of minutes, you will have the flags working perfectly with the respective translations.
And, from there, you can edit what you need so easily that even a child could do it successfully.
It has a free trial that lasts up to 10 days, which is more than enough to test all the features it offers, and to decide whether or not you want to pay for the subscription.
The best thing is that you can do this test without sharing any payment information.
Once your free trial has finished, you can decide if you subscribe to Weglot, and there are different plans, which are paid monthly, so you can only cancel when you need to.
You will not have to spend more money for services that really exceed what are the needs of your site.
In this Weglot Review, some of Weglots core features will give you ideas on what it works, wath doesn’t work and you will be able to know a little more in detail those points that make this plugin one of the best you can find today to translate your website.
Weglot Pricing is based on a monthly or annual plan.
If you choose to pay on a annual basis, you would get a discount.
Here you can find Weglot Pricing per month.
Create an account in Weglot where you will get a password and login.
Go to the website you want to translate and install the Weglot WordPress Plugin and activate it. Get your API Key and paste it.
Then you will have to choose between: Original language or target languages.
Once this process is finished, you will choose to save the changes so that your website will now be multi-lingual and the Weglot multi-language plugin will start interacting in the different languages with the consumers.
Set the language switch.
Weglot WordPress plugin has a floating switch, which you can choose how you want it to look and what its location will be.
You can place it as a menu item, a widget, a shortcut or as a font in a theme.
Start managing the translations in the control panel of the Weglot multi-language plugin. This can be done from your web page in the control panel. This will allow you to synchronize live changes and avoid unnecessary time loss.
Carlos recommendations is to check out that the URL structure on Weglot’s Dashboard is not as simple and it might get messy. So be aware of it, and is something Weglot should improve.
If you want to edit some content, just click on the dashboard language area and search for the term. You can also see it in a preview, or even change the text on the front end.
If you have several languages, you can switch between the different translations from the projects section.
Although it is a very versatile platform, it is somewhat expensive. Be also aware that there is not so much total control on the translated words, so this will affect your word count. But, all the benefits it brings make it worth the investment in terms of time savings.
For this Weglot review, one of its rivals, WPML is one of the best alternatives if you want a translator plug-in for WordPress. In principle, it means exactly what it is.
Well, it is an acronym for WordPress Multi Language, where it is characterized as “the most complete translator plugin” according to many SEO experts.
WPML is a paid plugin, that many claim that it is worth every penny of its cost.
Since, the WPML interface is one of the easiest to use, it allows you many options, whether it’s an E commerce web or more.
WPML now is focusing more into be an automatic WordPress translation plugin.
WPML Deepl integration has improved their translations, although it still has some words that you will still have to adjust.
But WPML already has an easy to use advanced translation manager.
So, if you are looking for speed and accuracy go for Weglot, if you are looking for translation control and no limit on the word count and number of languages go for WPML.
On GTranslate’s own official website, it states that at least 27 percent of pages per WordPress are English-speaking.
Which not only says a lot about this language, but which language we want to focus on for a multinational website.
The main drawback of this WordPress translator plugin is that it requests a payment for its use, but can give you 15 days where you can enjoy all its features.
You will find statistics, updates that will not affect your website, security, translations in a short time and much more.
If you are looking for an alternative that offers you a free user and the possibility of accessing a paid version when you can see income on your website, then Polylang is your ideal translator plugin.
With the pro version you have the possibility to duplicate entries or pages and translate them into the language you prefer, you can deactivate and activate languages as you like, better functions.
And of course, you have premium quality technical support where you will be attended to as soon as possible, for only 99 euros for a single domain.
As recommendation in this Weglot Review, Weglot is a fairly efficient and fast platform that allows you to build your WordPress or Shopify site in many languages without much trouble.
The big but that could exist, is that for small bloggers the cost could be high and the limitation of words would push you to choose higher plans.
If you have the budget for your website, go ahead, we recommend it. Otherwise WPML is a good option that will allow your website without word count.
Weglot’s multi-language plugin, gives you an improvement in your website in some ways:
As many translation plugins, it has its advantages and disadvantages, but as established in this Weglot Review, if you are aiming for fast and accurate translation, go for it.
Give it a try with their free trial.