with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Translation for Your Blog in Eight Languages

This is on my list of things to try soon, but I thought I would give you a heads up anyway. Angsuman of Simple Thoughts has created a new plugin for WordPress that will supposedly translate your WordPress site in Eight Languages. The languages are Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

According to the announcement, the translation plugin will provide automatic real-time machine translation of your WordPress Blog, but only if it is first written in English, and translate it to the other languages. According to some, the plugin does slow down the site, but the power and versatility it provides is exciting.

In order to use the plugin, you must have something called “cURL” installed on your server. According to the notes, “most systems have it installed and enabled by default.”

I know of another person who is also working overtime on creating a plugin/program for WordPress and other sites to quickly and easily translate English sites into many other languages. I hope soon that this will be available for translating other languages into English, too. Especially when done with a click of the button. Wow! Now we are talking user-friendly!

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