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Interested in writing about WPML but not sure where to start? Here’s an overview of WPML’s top features that make it the go-to choice for so many people.

Please note that the WPML Multilingual Blog account is great if you want to manually translate a small site yourself without any extra bells and whistles. However, WPML really shines with the WPML Multilingual CMS and Multilingual Agency accounts, which include all the fantastic features below.

Easy Installation & Setup

WPML uses a lightweight installer plugin to register and install all the necessary WPML components to your site. Then, the setup wizard walks you through all the steps to get your multilingual site up and running quickly:

  • Choose your site’s languages
  • Decide how to format your site’s URL
  • Choose how to translate your site and who should translate it
  • Install glue plugins for improved compatibility

Installation & Setup Screenshots

Choosing the language of your site
Adding other languages to your site
Registering WPML
Successful registration
Translate Everything options
Translate Some options
Installing additional components
OTGS Installer

Download the ZIP file for screenshots in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Simplified Chinese.

Translation Management

Easily choose which of your site’s content you want to translate and decide who will translate it with WPML’s Translation Management:

To translate your site’s content:

  1. Choose the pages, posts, or custom post types you want to translate
  2. Add your content to the Translation Basket
  3. Choose your translator

Translation Management Screenshots

Translation Management dashboard
Translating content yourself
WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor
Post translation settings

Download the ZIP file for screenshots in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Simplified Chinese.

String Translation

Translate all the extra text that isn’t part of a page or post – like your site’s tagline, copyright information, and other content coming from themes and plugins. Simply search for what you want to translate and add your translations.

String Translation Screenshots

Searching for a string
Translating a string yourself
Sending a string for translation
String in the Translation Basket
Scanning themes and plugins for strings

Download the ZIP file for screenshots in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Simplified Chinese.

Automatic Translation

Tight budget or timeline? No problem. WPML integrates with Google Translate, Microsoft Azure, and DeepL to translate your content quickly and affordably. Use automatic translation as a starting point for translators or as your main translation method. It’s 95% faster than translating content yourself from scratch.

WPML’s new Translate Everything mode can even translate your entire site automatically – just sit back and relax while WPML does all the work.

New WPML accounts come with enough automatic translation credits to translate most sites for no extra cost. Anything over that is never more than a fraction of a US cent per word, making it the most affordable way to translate your site.

Automatic Translation Screenshots

Translating content automatically when using the Advanced Translation Editor
Pay-as-you-go for automatic translation
Prepaid packages of automatic translation credits
Choosing Translate Everything to automatically translate your whole site
Translating your whole site automatically using Translate Everything

Download the ZIP file for screenshots in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Simplified Chinese.

WooCommerce Multilingual

Easily expand your online store internationally with WooCommerce Multilingual.

Used on its own, WooCommerce Multilingual is a completely free plugin that allows you to:

  • Add multiple currencies to your site
  • Decide which currencies to display based on your customers’ locations
  • Set up automatic exchange rates
  • And more!

When paired with WPML, WooCommerce Multilingual allows you to completely translate your online store including:

  • Products
  • Attributes
  • Variations
  • Checkout and cart pages
  • Order confirmation emails
  • Plus unlock even more multicurrency features

Check out our documentation for more about WooCommerce Multilingual.

WooCommerce Multilingual Screenshots

WooCommerce Multilingual with WPML

WooCommerce Multilingual
Translating products yourself using the Advanced Translation Editor
Sending products for translation using Translation Management
Translated product page with currency switcher
Translated Shop page
Translated cart
Translated checkout page
Translating attributes
Translating attributes 2
Adding a new currency
Displaying currencies by site language
Displaying currencies by customer location
Choosing payment gateways per currency
Choosing countries per currency
Currency switcher settings
Currency switcher on the front-end

WooCommerce Multilingual without WPML (Multicurrency Features Only)

Adding another currency
Adding a currency switcher to your site’s front-end
Currency switcher options
Setting automatic exchange rates
Setting custom prices for each currency
Setting custom shipping rates in each currency
Multicurrency settings
Use with WPML for more features

Download the ZIP file for screenshots in English. Screenshots in other languages are not yet available.

You Own Your Translations

There are no monthly fees to keep your translated content on your site. WPML stores your translations in your own database, not in a cloud you can’t access. This means your translations belong 100% to you.