How to install and configure Q-Translate WordPress plugin

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. 🙂