Years ago, I was faced with the problem of having to implement translations on professional websites, and the most obvious choice has always been WPML. Before going with WPML it was frustrating to find a reliable solution as I wanted to offer my customers a professional solution. WPML is very complex but extremely robust and reliable. As soon as you get over the learning curve, the implementation of other languages becomes quite intuitive, and it seems that the plugin is working underneath to make it that easy. WPML gives me reliability and security in the projects I develop for my clients.
November 4, 2021
As a Dutch digital agency, we create a lot of digital solutions for our customers and most of them are multilingual. In the past, we had a really hard time translating websites for our customers but with WPML it is much easier. It was a lot of work to translate all of the different pages. WPML has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to translate your website even without technical knowledge. When WPML focused on integrating with ACF it made a difference for us. Customers can translate their websites very easily by themselves because of the good user interface.
October 13, 2021
The plugin we used before switching to WPML was a mess, and the support wasn’t even remotely as good as WPML’s. At one point, the only solution was to remake the whole website from scratch and copy all the data manually. On the other hand, WPML is easy to use and compatible with almost everything! Any kind of requirements needed for the website can be found in WPML. Even if you can’t find something, simply ask the support and you will get an answer for sure. For example, I had a huge problem with one requirement in a website and it took a lot of searching for a solution. I then contacted support to see if it’s possible they can help me and WOW! They made it like it wasn’t an issue at all, the solution was already there. Since then, I have 100% trust that whatever the situation is all I gotta do is contact the awesome support. Even if you are using a theme that has an issue with WPML, the support team actually contacts the theme authors to help them make it 100% compatible. This showed me how far the support is willing to go to help their users. Also, I’d like to mention that WPML is the most SEO-friendly multilingual plugin on the market. Finally, it’s just the feeling of trust that no matter what kind of issues I might run into in the future, WPML can solve it.
October 11, 2021
We tried other translation plugins that had unforeseen consequences, so were struggling to make our websites bilingual. We couldn’t understand why this was so hard to solve! As we knew very little about coding, we just accepted that it must be highly challenging. WPML was completely different because it is easy to use, has good support and documentation base, and “just works” without negatively affecting other plugins or content. It was a sheer relief when we realized that our days of struggling against errors and complications are over. It feels hard to remember the times before we found WPML! We recommend the plugin to everyone who is experiencing similar problems.
September 9, 2021
I had an issue where my theme’s CSS styling was not working on the translated pages. I felt I aged 10 years trying to solve this problem. I then contacted WPML’s support and they fixed it in a few minutes via chat. It turned out that the theme was not 100% compatible. Life is much better now, I might have a beer…
August 27, 2021
My business is international, but the language of the site was only English. I could not reach all my customers. I was testing out various translation plugins and found WPML to be the most complete solution with truly helpful support. After some challenges in setting it up, I now receive information requests and bookings from audiences in all languages I translated into. I can reach them in their own language, which naturally creates an easier connection and more time spent on my site.
Founder and owner
August 25, 2021
I needed a plugin to translate my website. I have tried the Poedit program but I really wasn’t satisfied with the solution. I then tried WPML and it was much simpler with regular updates. Translating a site to several languages is not the easiest problem. Things like the Hreflang Tags, or adding several languages into the navigation were difficult for me. With WPML, some of these difficulties disappeared.
August 25, 2021
I didn’t know which plugin to use for creating a multilingual WordPress website. My concern was how much I’ll have to pay developers for this. Luckily, I decided to go with WPML. It is really easy to use for both the admin and translators. I had no idea that it is so easy to create a multilanguage website with few clicks. A new perspective, thanks to WPML!
August 6, 2021
We needed to implement Spanish pages on our company website to make it accessible to our Spanish-speaking clientele. It was frustrating to find the right way of providing a Spanish bilingual and choose the most effective solution to our translation problem. What was different about and sold us on WPML was that WPML is tried, true, and here to stay. That kind of dependability is crucial for a website in a competitive industry like ours where downtime and poor performance are never good things. Plus, the ability to have WPML handle the translation is very valuable as well. I realized WPML was actually working to solve my problem when the translation was being handled flawlessly. We could quickly toggle between language pages. We are continuing to grow our website and the Spanish translation pages are integrated. The Spanish webpages have definitely helped us gain new business leads.
July 19, 2021
We have a client in the healthcare sector who needed their offering to be translated into many different languages that their varied audience spoke. We tried numerous tools but either the automatic translation was terrible or they didn’t have all of the languages we needed in one tool. We found that WPML had the most accurate automatic translation and covered all the languages we needed. It was actually our client who helped us identify WPML as a solution because some of their clients tested the tool on their new website. Now, the client is happy, their audience is happy, and we are happy that we managed to solve the problem.
July 13, 2021
We needed to translate our site built with Divi. When trying different multilingual plugins, they all had some issues. TranslatePress doesn’t allow you to edit translations in the backend. Polylang is cumbersome in its manual way of dealing with menus and can not translate Divi. Lingotek is too expensive. And then, finding WPML was such a relief! Among all the must-have features, it also has menu syncing and allows us to translate Divi content automatically. We’re loving it and it’s a joy to use it.
February 11, 2021
We wanted to expand to other languages but did not want to invest too much in development because we were just testing out our idea. We felt exhausted because we had no idea how to proceed from where we were at. WPML made our life a lot easier. We can scale fast, we can update stocks without taking too much time, it is simply brilliant. That moment when we realized WPML is solving our problem we felt so silly for not trying it before. In the past 3 months, we scaled to 4 new markets and we are planning to take over 6 more – everything in 2021! Thanks to WPML.
February 11, 2021
We need sites in 4 languages: French, German, English, and Dutch. Even though I speak 3 of them fluently, translating specific Dutch idioms and technical jargon is demanding. The amount of time we would need to maintain all languages is enormous and takes too much time. We tried with services that use Google translate or similar services, but the output wasn’t usable. Correcting these bad translations or maintaining the sites manually was not a solution. WPML has auto-translation and manual translation on top of that. It also enables a lot of tweaking and settings to meet your needs. The translations have a high accuracy level and seem to look at context and language idioms. Obviously, the automatic translation will not beat a human translator, but looking at the cost aspect I consider WPML as a “must buy”. I was flabbergasted by how accurate the translations were and how WPML looks at translations deeper in the code. I’m not a WPML expert and I guess I only tweaked a few settings, but it did the job. It can do probably more and better, but I need to do so much more on the ICT level that I’m happy that WPML takes care of these time-consuming tasks. Honestly, it does the trick, I don’t know exactly how, but I’m a happy user. As said, WPML saves me a lot of time. I mean, a lot of time. Being a small business owner you need to do so much on so many levels, that a tool that takes some of the time-consuming tasks away and delivers quality is gold. I still need 25 hours in a day, but it used to be more. 🙂
Owner, developer, designer, ICT guy
January 29, 2021
For my affiliate site, I wanted to add multiple languages in order to attract a bigger audience. As many countries speak English it was hard to distinguish between English-speaking countries. To achieve a multilingual website I needed translators and a tool in order to keep the translations in an organized matter. As time is always of the essence, it was very frustrating to waste hours only on communication to get the translations done. I like the fact that WPML allows me to create a user account for translators and organize the workflow. Besides that, I could easily integrate it by installing a WordPress plugin. After struggling with other solutions I found that the translators found it easy to log in and complete their translations without needing too much guidance. When I need translations now I only have to select the page and add it to translations, saving me loads of time and corrections.
January 6, 2021
In the past, we couldn’t find a stable translation solution. We kept struggling with converting sites from one plugin to another. It was a waste of time and because these free plugins did not have support, it felt like starting all over again every time. Everything changed once we started using WPML. It is hands down the best tool for sites with multiple languages. The support has always been great which made it (since discovering it years ago) a breeze for us to provide clients with a multilingual site.
Sjoerd van Heummen
Head trainer and consultant
January 4, 2021
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