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Allow your visitors to translate any page with the simple click of a bookmark. Translation happens in place without leaving the page with this light-weight, cross-browser plugin.
- Translation Settings – Set when to translate (Manual or Automatic).
- Pick a Color – Select a Dark or Light version of the widget to fit your site.
- Community Translations – Allow visitors to suggest alternate translations.
Using Bing Translator for WordPress
- Example page translated to Arabic using Bing Translator
- Example page translated to Chinese using Bing Translator
- Bing Translator main settings page
- Add Bing Translator using a WordPress widget
- Add Bing Translator to a post or page using a shortcode
- Mark specific text that shouldn't be translated using the No-Translate shortcode
- Adding the Bing Translator to a theme template using the `bing-translator' template tag
You can install this plugin from within WordPress under Plugins > Add New and search for “Bing Translator.”
If you prefer to manually install the plugin, simply:
- Download the plugin from WordPress.org.
- Upload the bing-translator folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
- Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
Video: Installing & Configuring Bing Translator for WordPress
There are three different ways you can add the Bing Translator widget to your site’s pages:
- Widget – Easiest. Simply drag the Bing Translator Widget to any widget-enabled area in your WordPress theme.
- Shortcode – Embed a shortcode into the editor of any post, page, or custom post type.
- Template tags – Add a simple PHP function to one of your theme’s template files.
Add Bing Translator using WordPress Widget
The easiest way to add the Bing Translator to your site is by using a WordPress widget:
- Install and activate the Bing Translator plugin.
- In the WordPress Admin, go to Appearance > Widgets .
- Click and drag the Bing Translator widget from the Available Widgets column into a widget-enabled area within your theme on the right. The widget will open showing the options you can configure.
- Now, you can set your title, Translation Settings, Color scheme, and whether you’d like to Allow visitors to suggest translations .
- View a page that includes this widget to verify that it’s working.
Video: Adding Bing Translator to WordPress using WordPress Widgets
Add Bing Translator using WordPress Shortcodes
The Bing Translator plugin also allows you to add the Bing Translator to individual content pages and posts using WordPress shortcodes:
- Open the page, post, or custom post type where you wish to embed Bing Translator.
- Click in the editor window at the point where you’d like to include the Bing Translator widget.
- Click on the Bing button above the WordPress editor. It will open showing two options: Insert Widget and Don’t Translate.
- Click Insert Widget and the [bing_translator] shortcode will be placed within the content area. Note: this widget displays inline, so you may wish to add a line break before and after to make sure it clears your existing content.
- Click Publish or Update to save.
- View the page or post to verify that the widget appears as you’d expect.
Video: Adding Bing Translator to WordPress using Shortcodes
Add Bing Translator using Template Tags
If you’re a theme or plugin developer, you can add the Bing Translator directly to your WordPress theme’s template files using a special PHP template tag:
- Open the theme template that you’d like to edit.
- Add the following function into your template where you’d like the Bing Translator widget to appear:
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