The Google Translate Widget

Your Site, Now in Other Languages


Introducing the Google Translate Widget

Languages currently supported by Google Translate.

How it works

To enable automatic translation on your site, add the Google Translate Widget in your Customizer by going to My Site(s) → Customize → Widgets. Once enabled, your site visitors will be able to access a dropdown menu in your sidebar or footer and automatically translate the content into 100+ languages.

A blog post in English.

The blog post above, automatically translated into French with the Google Translate Widget.

Additionally, you can also send readers to a specific language version of your site by adding a language translation code — such as “?lang=de” for German — to any page URL.

You’ll find the steps to activate the widget and use language translation codes in our Google Translate Widget support doc.

Available for Jetpack

The Google Translate Widget is also included in version 4.4 of Jetpack so you can enable automatic translation on your WordPress site, too. Install the latest version of Jetpack on

We’re excited to offer this tool to all of our users — and make it easier for you to reach and connect with a wider audience around the world.

Help Us Translate

When you’re with friends and family, you probably speak in your native language.

Here at, we think of all of you as our family, but we have yet to master all 105 languages into which is translated.

To address this, we’re happy to announce a major effort to improve the quality of our translations.

We’ve deployed a brand new tool, In-Page Translation, to allow you to participate more easily in the translation process — you’re part of the family, after all.

In-Page Translation Tool

Here’s how it works:

  1. On any dashboard screen or blog with its language set to something other than English, hover over your name and avatar on the Admin Bar.
  2. Click “Translate” link.
  3. A new sidebar with translation tools will appear on the left.
  4. Choose one of the rows, enter your translation, and hit “Submit.”
  5. Your suggestion is now sent to GlotPress.

Submitted translations will be reviewed by the translation validator for your language, and will become available on once we deploy the change.

We’re also working steadily to improve the quality and completeness of translations in the signup flow, the dashboard, and documentation. Our volunteer community continues to do amazing work! We’re continuing to supplement their efforts when appropriate with professional translators.

As part of this ongoing effort to improve our translation tools, we want you to share your insight with us. You’re all invited to provide feedback, give this new tool a try, and let us know how we’re doing.

Update – May 7: We’ve run into some last-minute technical difficulties, and the in-page translation tool has been temporarily disabled. We’ll update this post when we’re ready to go again.

Update – May 8: The in-page translations tool is active again. Thank you for your patience!




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