With the arrival of WordPress 5.0, came the much anticipated Gutenberg editor. The addition of this editor has had a big impact on the whole WordPress publishing experience, helping to modernize the platform and create a more professional tool based on modern technology.
The biggest change with Gutenberg has been the addition of ‘content blocks’. Instead of having a single text block interspersed with other media, paragraphs, headings, images etc, all content parts are now handled as individual blocks, complete with their own options and settings.
But, what impact does this have on its compatibility with Weglot? None whatsoever! Weglot works by translating all the content within your pages – which isn’t dependent on how you’ve built those pages.
Although Gutenberg has brought new changes to WordPress, the way it works with Weglot is completely unaffected. Weglot continues to be compatible with all WordPress themes and plugins – so, there’s no need to worry!
Weglot remains the highest rated translation plugin on the WordPress Directory and has a number of features that make it stand out. You’ll get access to our user-friendly dashboard where you can manage and customize your translations, use our in context editor tool and invite team members to your project.
5 minutes to install
Create your content in the Gutenberg Editor as usual
No impact on your website design
Translate all Gutenberg blocks (button, list, paragraph, heading…)
Multilingual SEO – all your new translated content is automatically indexed by Google including meta tags, descriptions and dedicated translated URLs, Hreflang tags automatically added
Customizable language switcher button
Order professional translations
Dedicated customer support team
Your Weglot account is where all your translations will be stored, and where you’ll be able to manage them. Simply create a Weglot account here.
Go to your admin dashboard on WordPress. On your side menu, click on “Plugins” > “Add New.” In the search bar that appears, search for “Weglot.”
Once you’ve found us, go ahead and click “Install Now.”
When it’s been installed, click “Activate.”
Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin properly, you should have a new “Weglot” tab on the sidebar menu of your admin dashboard.
Click on it to finalize your configuration.
Here, you’ll be able to enter the unique API key—available on your Weglot account dashboard.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll have the option to select the original language of your WordPress site—the one you created the site in—then, of course, the language(s) into which you’d like to translate your site.
Click “Save Changes” when you’re all done.
Now, you can customize your translation options and change the style and position of your language-switch button—all within the Weglot tab on your WordPress admin dashboard.
You can also view and edit all of your translations from your Weglot dashboard, under the “Translations” tab. For more info on how to manually edit and manage your translations via your Weglot account, check out our support article on the subject here.