WPGlobus – Multilingual Everything!

Description

WPGlobus is a family of WordPress plugins assisting you in translating and maintaining bilingual/multilingual WordPress blogs and sites.

Quick Start Video

Please also read the Quick Start Guide.

Important Notes: please read before using WPGlobus!

  • NO AUTOMATIC TRANSLATION:
    • WPGlobus does NOT translate texts automatically! You will translate texts manually.
  • PAGE BUILDERS / COMPOSERS:
    • WPGlobus supports Gutenberg and WPBakery Page Builder. Other builders, such as “Page Builder by SiteOrigin”, “Beaver Builder”, Fusion (“Avada”), Elegant (“Divi”), Elementor, etc. are currently in development.
  • IF YOU UNINSTALL, YOU LOSE TRANSLATIONS:
    • WPGlobus stores all translations using a special format: {:en}English{:}{:fr}French{:}{:es}Spanish{:}. If you decide to deactivate and uninstall WPGlobus, you must run the clean-up tool to keep only one language. See the details on the “Welcome” tab in the WPGlobus Settings.
  • COOKIES:
    • WPGlobus use browser cookies to store the selected language in the form wpglobus-language=xx where xx is a two-letter language code: en, de, fr, etc.
  • NO MULTISITE:
    • The multisite mode (multiple virtual sites sharing a single WordPress installation) is not tested and not supported.
  • FREE PLUGIN with PAID EXTENSIONS:
    • Some functionality is available only with our premium add-ons. Details below.
  • OLD PHP / OLD WORDPRESS:
    • We develop and test our software using the latest versions of PHP, WordPress, and all plugins. If you have an older version and something is not working properly – please upgrade before contacting us.
  • MBSTRING:
    • For the full UTF-8 compatibility and better performance, please make sure that the Multibyte String PHP extension is enabled.

What is in the FREE version of WPGlobus?

The WPGlobus plugin provides you with the general multilingual tools.

  • 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;

The WPGlobus plugin serves as the foundation to other plugins in the family.

There are several Free Add-ons:

When do I need WPGlobus Premium Add-ons?

  • To translate URLs (/my-page/ translates to /fr/ma-page, /ru/моя-страница and so on);
  • To “postpone” translation to all languages and publish only those that are ready;
  • To have completely separate menus for each language;
  • To translate WooCommerce products and taxonomies;
  • To have separate “focus keywords” for each language in the Yoast SEO;
  • …and more.

For more details, please check out the descriptions of each paid add-on on our website:

  • WooCommerce WPGlobus: adds multilingual capabilities to WooCommerce-based online stores.
  • WPGlobus Plus: adds URL fine-tuning, publishing status per translation, multilingual Yoast SEO analysis and more.
  • WPGlobus Language Widgets: Multilingual widget logic: show and hide widget depending on the current language.
  • WPGlobus Header Images: Display different header images per language. Show images depending on the settings in the Customizer.
  • WPGlobus Menu Visibility: Show or hide menu items depending on the current language.
  • WPGlobus Mobile Menu: makes the WPGlobus language switcher menu compatible with mobile devices and narrow screens.
  • WPGlobus for the “Bridge” theme: create different sliders for each language when using theme “Bridge”.
  • Multilingual WooCommerce Nets Netaxept: with this add-on, you will be able to translate the Nets payment methods’ titles and descriptions to multiple languages.
  • WPGlobus for Ultimate Member: enables multilingual for all forms of the Ultimate Member (login, registration, user profile, etc), the Member Directories pages, the admin settings that are visible on frontend.
  • WPGlobus Multilingual Popups: enables multilingual support for the following plugins: Popup Maker – Popup for opt-ins, lead gen, & more; Popup Builder — Responsive WordPress Pop up.
  • WPGlobus Multilingual Notices: adds the multilanguage capabilities to various WordPress GDPR/cookie notifications plugins.

Compatibility with WordPress Themes

  • WPGlobus works correctly with all themes that apply proper filtering before outputting content.
  • As most of the themes save their settings in the options table, you can use the WPGlobus Translate Options plugin to process those settings correctly.
  • Some themes incorporate 3rd party plugins (e.g., sliders, forms, composers) – not all of them are 100% multilingual-ready. When you see elements that cannot be translated, please tell the theme/plugin authors. We are ready to help them.
  • Read more on the topic here.

Compatibility with WordPress Plugins

We have checked WPGlobus together with many plugins, including:

  • ACF – Advanced Custom Fields. WPGlobus Plus premium add-on is required for WYSIWYG fields support,
  • Advanced Post List,
  • All in One SEO Pack,
  • WordPress SEO Plugin – Rank Math,
  • Black Studio TinyMCE Widget (with our free add-on),
  • MailChimp for WordPress,
  • Max Mega Menu,
  • Popups – WordPress Popup,
  • Sidebar Login,
  • WPBakery Page Builder,
  • Whistles,
  • Widget Logic,
  • Yoast SEO. WPGlobus Plus premium add-on is required for multilingual focus keyword and SEO analysis.

Some 3rd-party plugins are supported with our premium add-ons:

WPGlobus is compatible with ClassicPress Version 1.

Permalinks

IMPORTANT: WPGlobus will not work if your URLs look like example.com?p=123 or example.com/index.php/category/post/.

Please go to Settings->Permalinks and change the permalink structure to non-default and with no index.php in it. If you are unable to do that for some reason, please talk to your hosting provider or systems administrator.

Note: WooCommerce adds their own section to the Permalinks. It is important to fill in all the information. For example, you need to specify your Shop Base, for example, /product/. If you leave it blank, WooCommerce will try to translate the base (eg /produkt/ for German), which will result in a 404 error.

Developing on `localhost` or custom ports

WPGlobus may not work correctly on development servers having URLs like //localhost/mysite or on custom ports like //myserver.dev:3000. Please use a proper domain name (a fake one from /etc/hosts is OK), and port 80.

More info and ways to contact the WPGlobus Development Team

Admin interface translations:

NOTE: Please do not translate anything using the WordPress interface! Join our translation team on Transifex or translate the POT file using POEdit. Thank you!

Demo Sites

  • WPGlobus.com:
    • Bilingual site using a variety of posts, pages, custom post types, forms, and a WooCommerce store with Subscription and API extensions.

Screenshots

  • The Welcome screen.
  • Settings panel.
  • Languages setup.
  • Attaching language switcher to a menu.
  • Editing post in multiple languages.
  • Multilingual Yoast SEO and Featured Images.
  • Language Switcher widget and Multilingual Editor dialog.
  • Multilingual WooCommerce store powered by WooCommerce WPGlobus.

Installation

You can install this plugin directly from your WordPress dashboard:

  1. Go to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
  2. Search for WPGlobus.
  3. Click Install Now next to the WPGlobus plugin.
  4. Activate the plugin.

Alternatively, see the guide to Manually Installing Plugins.

To install with PHP Composer:

  • https://wpackagist.org/search?q=wpglobus
  • https://packagist.org/packages/wpglobus/wpglobus

FAQ

Please read these first:

No automatic translation

WPGlobus does NOT translate texts! You need to translate texts manually.

After deactivating WPGlobus, all my pages look like garbage!

What you see is a mix of the languages, which WPGlobus knows how to handle when it’s active.
When you deactivate WPGlobus, your site is not multilingual anymore, and you have to remove all translations.

WPGlobus stores all translations using a special format: {:en}English{:}{:fr}French{:}{:es}Spanish{:}. If you decide to deactivate WPGlobus, you must run the clean-up tool to keep only one language. See the details on the “Uninstall” tab in the WPGlobus Settings.

When I switch language, I am getting 404 on all pages

Please go to the Admin - Settings - Permalinks page. Make sure that the Common Settings is not set to “Plain” and then press the Save Changes button. It should help.

Is there a PRO version?

We do not make a “PRO” plugin that replaces the free one. Instead, we have a set of add-ons that extend the WPGlobus functionality. Please found them on our website.

NOTE: When you install an add-on, such as WPGlobus Plus, you must keep the WPGlobus plugin activated!

From the WPGlobus.com FAQ Archives:

Reviews

སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་པ། 13, 2021
на сайте установлен ваш плагин WPGlobus последняя версия. однако он не показывает текст страницы на английском языке. а показывает русский вариант страницы. в чем причина? как это исправить? будет такая же ошибка в платных версиях?
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དྲུག་པ། 27, 2021
The free version is completely unusable in my case. I usually only write in one language for one article and I just need to hide other languages' posts. This plugin won't allow you to do this, because it will always create a new post in the default language, which makes an unnecessary post in another language when I don't intend to write in the default language. It seems that the plus version will let you mark the default language as a draft so it won't show, but doesn't the unnecessary post still exists in this way?
སྤྱི་ཟླ་གཉིས་པ། 4, 2021
This is a fantastic plugin and very well coded. A customer noticed a small compatibility issue with the plugin and my Total theme where certain background color settings wouldn't work in the customizer. This is because some of my settings are named using the format "element_background" and it looks like the plugin only excludes settings with the word "color" in them. Anyway, it was very easy to browse through their code since it's very clean and well commented to locate the "wpglobus_customize_disabled_setting_mask" filter so I could exclude settings that also have _background and _bg in the setting name. The plugin is extremely developer friendly. Great work!
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་པ། 9, 2020
Sehr gelungene Dokumentation und großartiger prompter Support. Die paar Probleme, die ich zunächst hatte, waren rasch beseitigt. Nun läuft alles genau wie gewünscht. Bin sehr zufrieden.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་དགུ་པ། 16, 2020
I had problems with WPGlobus and got in touch with the WPGlobus support. It turns out that a different plugin caused the problem. The WPGlobus support was great. They found out within "a minute". And everything works well again. Thank WPGlobus! Great plugin, great service, great support.
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Contributors & Developers

“WPGlobus – Multilingual Everything!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“WPGlobus – Multilingual Everything!” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.8.7

  • (Vendor/Yoast) Fixed: posts having the Canonical meta field set were missing in the sitemap.xml.

2.8.6

  • (Core/Widgets) Added support for the widgets block editor.

2.8.5

  • (Core/Filters) Update widget_display_callback filter.

2.8.4

  • (Core/Widget class) Added widget_title filter.
  • (Vendor/Yoast) Fixed PHP Notice: Undefined index: _yoast_wpseo_title.
  • (Builders/Yoast) Added compatibility with Yoast from v.17.3.
  • (Core/Media) Translate post title in submit box.

2.8.3

  • (Core/JS) Added trigger handler wpglobus_post_title.
  • (Core) Added second $post parameter for wpglobus_show_language_tabs filter.
  • (Core/Builder) Added second $post parameter for wpglobus_show_language_tabs filter.

2.8.2

  • (Core/JS) Set new value using val function instead of attr for menu item labels and titles.