How to enable and add a new language in Q-Translate

In my previous article, I wrote about the installation and configuration of Q-Translate plugin. Now it’s time to dig into deeper.

Today, I’m going to write about the process of activating/enabling an additional language and the process of adding a completely new language that is not present in the plugin system.

Let’s BEGINS…

Activating/enabling additional language

Like before, go to Settings > Languages then select the Languages tab
Enabling Adding new language

In this page, you could the list of languages in the right side that is auto integrated (aka: configured already).

Configured languages list

Now you just need to click on the Enable link to activate the desired language into your website. I activated the Italiano language.

So, you can now visit your page or post editor and see, the new language is come to there.

Additional language in the post or page editor in Q-Translate plugin

Essentially, if you need any other settings in that language, go into the Edit link. But I will be talking on that matter in the other article in this series.

Adding new language in Q-Translate:

You may be wondering that there is no such language in your country flag or your own. Yes, I myself wondering that much because I’m from Bangladesh and by default Bangla (Bengali) was not configure there as other were. So, here I’m going add the language and showing you the process of how could you add your own language also.

Let’s getting in…

Similarly as before, go to in the Languages tab, here you’ll be finding a section called Add language at the left hand side.
Add new language in Q-Translate

The first step is to add the language code, this code is the main fact for integration of the new language. Don’t worry, the language code is given in the ISO Language Code’s website. The URL is – https://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/iso639.htm#2letter Here you can find all the ISO standard code for languages for all countries. So, I need ISO code for language “Bengali”, I just find the text “Bengali” and here it is –

ISO Language Code

Now add the country flags from the Flag dropdown. Mine is bd.png

You shall find your flag also. But if you don’t find the flag, don’t worry go to your WordPress installation directory then go to plugins > qtranslate-x > flags directory and copy paste your flag in a .png format with a size of width = 18px and height = 12px. Then come to the Languages tab again and refresh the window, you shall now find your flag in the dropdown.

Configuration of new language

And then click on the Add Language button.

The Languages tab will be redirected to this current page and you can now see the newly added language is present at the bottom of the other languages.

Added as new language

Click on the Enable link to enable the new language that is added just a few moments ago.

Now go to the page/post editor and see the বাংলা (Bengali) as an additional language in the editor.

Yeah! We’re now DONE.

I hope, you enjoyed the article and able to configure your desired language without having any problem. But if you faced any problem, as before, please do comment in the below comment section and I’ll definitely help you configuring your problem.

Good luck! 🙂

How to install and configure Q-Translate WordPress plugin

Despite being having many other translators, I like Q-Translate for it easy to use and flexible feature, and yes it’s completely free rather than other. Here, I’m going to start a series of posts that would let you know everything about Q-Translate plugin system – installation, configuration and integration with any theme that supports Multilingual / Translation.

Let’s dive into the first lesson…

Download and install the plugin as it does like many other plugins. After activating the plugin, you must find these notifications – starter guide and survey. Just ignore them clicking the dismissal buttons like the screenshot below –

Activation notices of Q-Translate plugin

Now go to Settings > Languages.

Languages settings

Now you would see the two default languages English and Deutsch in the General tab.

Q-Translate Language in General tab

The most important settings in the General tab is URL Modification Mode but ignore it now, I will discuss this in the other article for sure.

Now go to the Advance tab, here you could find Post Types, now choose the option you want to show your translation option there. By default, all options are selected. But if you want, you could unselect any of one/two you need. Here I’m selection only Posts, Pages. Remember that, if you have any other custom post types, you could find them here also.

Q-Translate supported post_type

So, you can now visit your pages, posts editor and see the settings for your desired language is come like the screenshot below –

Q-Translate language switcher buttons

Language switcher button for your desired languages will be there, so you can add/enable more languages to see more language buttons here and I’ll be sharing the way you can add another language to the next article.

Let me know if you faced any problem installing that plugin so that I could assist you.

And if this article helps you settings up the plugin, please let’s share your thought so that I can get encouragement for writing more helpful article. 🙂