Pick the best WooCommerce translation plugin for your store using these 9 key factors.
If you want to open your WooCommerce store to new audiences and boost your revenue, creating a multilingual eCommerce store is a great option. But choosing a WooCommerce translation plugin is a big decision that you want to get right the first time. Your decision will affect your store’s front-end usability, performance, and how easy it is for you to create a comprehensive, SEO-friendly multilingual store.
To help you pick the right translation plugin, we’re going to dig into the most important features to look for in a translation plugin for WooCommerce. Then, we’ll recommend an easy-to-use solution that offers all the features you need to create an optimized multilingual WooCommerce store.
Let’s get to it!
Nine Important Features to Look for in a WooCommerce Translation Plugin
When you’re trying to choose the best WooCommerce translation plugin for your store, you need to pay attention to these nine features…
1. Ease of Use
If you’re translating a WooCommerce store, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time in the interface of your WooCommerce translation plugin both now and in the future.
While there’s the big undertaking
With some investigation and a spreadsheet, you can get a more accurate active installation count of your WordPress plugin
In the WordPress Plugin Directory, plugins have an Active Install metric, but it isn’t anywhere near accurate. It only shows a heavily rounded value and not the actual number, values like 10+, 500+, 10,000+ active installs. I’ll show you how to get the actual number of active installs of your WordPress plugin using some investigation and a simple spreadsheet.
Why Do You Need to Know the Active Install Count?
As a WordPress plugin developer and business owner with a Freemium product, one of my goals is to have my plugin be used by a lot of people. The more people that use my product, the more people who can convert into paying customers.
I’d like to think that all the marketing and feature updates we do would get more people on board with our plugin.
However, I won’t know whether what we’re doing has an impact if we can’t find out how many people are actually using my plugin.
If you have your plugin hosted in the WordPress Plugin Directory, then you’re at their mercy when it comes to data gathering.
In the Plugin Directory, there’s no Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, or any data tracking that you can add or you can access. The only things
Customer reviews are powerful tools for any podcaster or business owner - and getting feedback doesn't need to take up a lot of your time. Check out this brief explanation of how one podcaster uses the Starfish Reviews WordPress plugin to create one-click polling to get feedback from his listeners.
We are always excited to hear from our customers about the creative ways they use Starfish Reviews to get feedback from their customers. Recently Tevya was on Joe Casabona’s podcast How I Built It talking about Starfish Reviews. During the podcast, Joe realized that Starfish had the perfect functionality for something he wanted to do to gather feedback from his podcast listeners. He ended up implementing it, and then made this awesome video explaining what he did. On Joe’s weekly How I Built It podcast, he features conversations with business owners and operators telling their stories. Normally he does 30-40 minute interviews, but recently tried a solo episode where he shared what he learned at a conference. Joe wanted to know whether or not his listeners liked the new format. He used Starfish Reviews to create a simple one click poll to get feedback from his listeners.
Simple Podcast Listener Polling & Feedback
Joe has listeners coming from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and other places. He wanted to make things as easy as possible for them to tell him whether or not they liked the new format. He put a simple question into the show notes – “Did you
What are the best WordPress themes out there for your business? We'll show you 5 theme providers which are all translation ready with Weglot.
One of the first steps after choosing WordPress as your CMS platform of choice is to select a theme fit for promoting your business. And, if you’re an internationally minded business owner or entrepreneur, then we’re guessing that at some point your goal is to reach new audiences.
With this in mind, you’ll want to look for a WordPress theme provider that works perfectly for creating a multilingual WordPress site.
You’d be right in thinking website translation is no longer an option, it’s a must have if you’re looking to do business with other countries. Or maybe you do business in a country that speaks more than one language? Or, perhaps you don’t realize you’re doing business in a country with more than one language.
Surprise fact alert…if you work within the US and think the English language is your only target market, you might be interested to learn that it’s the world’s second-largest Spanish-speaking country, following only Mexico.
So, as we move towards a world that’s becoming ever connected, where the countries we do business in are not only multilingual speaking, but the demand for purchasing products
Google Site Kit is now available for everyone from the official WordPress repo. Site Kit makes it easy for WordPress site owners to understand how their site is doing and what to do next.
Today, we’re announcing that Site Kit is available for everyone to install from the WordPress plugin directory. Site Kit is Google’s official WordPress plugin – it enables you to setup and configure key Google services, get insights on how people find and use your site, learn how to improve, and easily monetize your content. At WordCamp EU in Berlin in June 2019, we released Site Kit as a developer preview. Thanks to the thousands of developers who installed it and provided valuable feedback over the past 6 months on GitHub! We’ve drastically simplified the setup flow, fixed lots of bugs, and polished the main user flows.
Who is Site Kit for?
Site Kit makes it easy for WordPress site owners to understand how their site is doing and what to do next. As a WordPress site owner, Site Kit offers you:
Convenient and easy access to relevant stats directly in your WordPress dashboard. We save you time — see the key information right when you sign in.
Cross-product insights — Google Search Console, Google Analytics, PageSpeed Insights, AdSense — are combined into a single, intuitive dashboard. We help you make informed decisions, quickly.
No source code
When you're creating targeted popups on your ecommerce WordPress site, it's important to make sure they're translated if you're selling internationally! We take a look at how to optimize your popups + some of the best popup plugins out there!
Ah, the subject of popups. It can be quite controversial to many. Some studies show that people hate popups, find them obnoxious or even ruin their site experience. And, I guess at some point we’ve all felt that way.
But, we can’t ignore the stats from a conversion point of view.
Research conducted by Sumo, found that the top performing 10% of popup forms convert at a huge 9.3%. With the average popup converting at 3% (which is above average in comparison to some other marketing channels).
Now, there’s a difference between popups that add value and those that are just plain annoying – and we’re guessing those are the ones that really bug you.
The popups we want to talk about are the ones that convert your traffic, build your email list, drive more sales or reduce your cart abandonment rate.
How’s this for a benefit…Market statistics show that exit intent popups can help save 35% of potentially lost visitors. Use them intelligently, and popups are a game-changer.
So, we’ll take a closer look at how to optimize yours, roundup the best practices in terms of design & copy, take a look at 5 great WordPress popup plugins and show you how
A helpful guide when choosing a WordPress multilingual plugin. With many different translation plugins available, all with varying features, functionality, quality, and price points - we take a look at the important factors to consider.
The web is a vast space, where you can reach any audience anywhere in the world as you expand your business’ reach into new international markets — you just need the right WordPress translation plugin to help you achieve this. With WordPress, you can translate your entire website into multiple languages, providing rich content to your target market with the help of a translation plugin. There are, however, many different translation plugins available for WordPress, all with varying features, functionality, quality, and price points.
This can lead to a dilemma: which WordPress translation plugin is best for your business?
To help guide you through the decision process, we’ll take a deep dive into the important factors worth considering when choosing a translation plugin for your site. We’ll also explore why Weglot stands out as the leading WordPress translation plugin for every kind of online business.
9 Essential Considerations When Choosing a WordPress Translation Plugin
When you google “WordPress translation plugin,” 15.6 million results are returned. Talk about overwhelming! There are plenty of list posts that try to convince you of the best translation
2019 was the best year yet for Starfish Reviews and we have a lot in store for 2020! Check out some of our highlights, lowlights, and our goals to continue as the best review generation plugin on WordPress.
As we move into the New Year, it’s good to take a moment and look back at the road that got us here. 2019 was the best year for Starfish Reviews so far, and we wanted to share some of the highlights with you. It was a year of growth, new customers, lessons learned, and finding more ways to add value for our users and their businesses. Growth: Revenue & New Users
Total revenue for 2019 was $16,874. This is approximately a 380% increase over 2018. It’s approximate, because we switched from WooCommerce to Freemius early in 2018, so our numbers may be missing some revenue at the beginning of that year.
The number of active sites using our plugin grew by more than 118% in 2019. Thank you! More and more small business owners, podcasters, authors, and online marketers are discovering the power of reviews and using Starfish Reviews to help them do it.
Check out our case-study on how Spray ‘n Coat leveraged happy customers to generate more reviews and more satisfied employees. Let us know how you use Starfish Reviews – we’d love to feature you on our blog.
Hosting & Partnering with Kinsta
After a year of record growth we knew we needed a hosting service
After 7 months of development and listening to users, it really feels great to finally release Stackable version 2.
We have amazing news! Stackable Version 2 is finally here
Gutenberg 7.1 Includes Welcome Modal, Improves Multi-Block Selection, and Adds Drag-and-Drop Featured Images
Justin from the Tavern looks at what's new in the latest release of Gutenberg.
Gutenberg 7.1 Includes Welcome Modal, Improves Multi-Block Selection, and Adds Drag-and-Drop Featured Images
The past two weeks have been blazing fast for Gutenberg plugin development. A total of 161 pull requests (patches) were merged into version 7.1 of the plugin. Over 20 bugs were squashed while the team added several enhancements, which include better multi-block selection, a new welcome modal, and drag-and-drop featured images. The team refactored several areas of the codebase to prepare for future changes and make it possible to use new hooks. API changes include a new custom select control, text highlight, and custom gradient picker components for developers to use in their plugins.
The release also featured a toolbar button for switching between “edit” and “select” mode. The select mode allows you to select blocks without opening the editing controls unless you click again within a block, which switches you back to editing mode. The only noticeable difference is that the editing controls do not appear while in select mode. Wondering when I will ever use this feature…
Welcome Guide Modal
The new version of the plugin includes a pop-up welcome modal for first-time users. There are currently three panels with short introductions to what blocks are, how
It's hard to manage several people who have equal rights when it comes to publishing and editing the blog.
Multiple author blogs are very popular among influential blogger sites and in the blogging community. But their demands are different. They need different plugins than those who have a single author. Again, WordPress has a solution; they offer a variety of plugins, and some of them are very useful in a blog with multiple authors.
This article will introduce you with 10 best WordPress plugins for blogs with multiple authors. So stay tuned and learn more about tools that will help you with maintaining your blogs.
If your blog is content-rich than PublishPress is a must-have plugin for your blog. It allows you to create and manage an editorial calendar inside WordPress, follow progress on drafts and article ideas, manage authors, sets up custom notification and more. This plugin comes with companions add-ons which give you a powerful set of tools and options. Those tools include Capability Manager Enhanced (to customize user permissions), Revisions (to manage revision in WordPress), and Press Permit (which lets you control viewing permission on WordPress). This very helpful plugin is there for you every step of the way, from content planning to publish, but it makes sure
There are a few vital steps you'll need to take to boost your WooCommerce sales when going international—including translating your store, from homepage to checkout.
Finding the perfect WooCommerce multilingual solution can boost your sales and help you improve your localization strategy. Here's how Weglot can help you translate every part of your WooCommerce store—including your checkout page and product pages—in just a few clicks. We'll cover...
- How to create your Weglot account 00:00:40
- Installing & activating the Weglot plugin on WordPress 00:01:36
- Accessing your Weglot tab in the WP dashboard 00:02:05
- Copying & pasting your API key 00:02:25
- Entering you original & destination languages 00:02:27
- Trying out your language-switcher button 00:03:24
- How Weglot translates your entire checkout page, automatically 00:03:46
- Editing your translations in the Weglot dashboard's Translation List 00:05:40
- Editing your translations in the Weglot Visual Editor 00:07:17
Sign up for a Weglot account here: https://dashboard.weglot.com/register...
& Check out our latest article on international WooCommerce strategy: https://blog.weglot.com/six-ways-to-w...
WordPress user registration allows people to create their own accounts on your website. WordPress is a powerful CMS, but the built-in WordPress new user registration option offers an mediocre user experience. To create a professional user registration experience, with a custom registration form, custom registration pages and custom user profiles, you’ll need a WordPress user registration plugin. We’ve scoured the internet for the best WordPress user registration plugins available today!
Not sure what’s the right WordPress User Registration Plugin for you to use in your project? Going through all the WordPress User Registration plugins can be disorienting. You probably spent hours and hours searching for plugins and tutorials to help you with your project and you’re still as confused as you were when you started.
Imagine finding the best one to use for your project without losing hours testing them all out. You can then spend all that saved time relaxed knowing what’s needed for your project.
What is WordPress user registration?
WordPress user registration allows people to create their own accounts on your website. This can be useful in a variety of cases:
Put content behind a paywall – Make your best content password protected and create a membership site.
Restrict comments – Dissuade spammers by requiring people to log in before they can leave a comment.
Create a community blog – Allow people to publish their own articles, transforming your site into a community blog.
The built-in WordPress new user registration process is automatically restricted, with the administrator having to create all new accounts, but you can change the
In this post, I want to look deeper into BuddyPress Groups and how to make use of groups to collaborative publish posts in WordPress. It’s such a great idea to publish from inside a group with the people responsible for the content. In a group, you have lots of team communication features you need for collaborative content creation.
In this post, I want to look deeper into BuddyPress Groups and how to make use of groups to collaborative publish posts in WordPress. WordPress starts as a Bloggin system and is all about blogging. But Blogging was never a part of BuddyPress and it was always surprising to us that the social network builds by core WordPress community not cover collaborative publishing.
The WordPress BuddyPress Blog Network Idea
Every user can get his blog in a BuddyPress multisite install. The blog network gives every user a complete own site to publish and design, but most of the time is quite heavy and It is a complex solution that does not apply to all the use cases.
It was never possible to publish from member profiles or in groups and I believe that BuddyPress missed a huge opportunity in this area.
This is where our solutions with BuddyForms Members and BuddyForms Post in Groups come into action.
We start building BuddyForms as a BuddyPress plugin to add this missing functionality. Over time we build more and more tools around it and with the new Post in Groups extension, we get a new publishing experience in BuddyPress.
It’s such a great idea to publish from inside a group with the people
Learn how to automatically translate your WordPress site or WooCommerce store using the new DeepL integration from TranslatePress. You'll get high quality machine translations that are easily editable.
If you’re looking for an easy way to automatically translate your WordPress site, you can achieve this by using the new DeepL Integration available in TranslatePress. Since a significant amount of TranslatePress users have been enthusiastically requesting DeepL support (stating that it’s better than Google Translate), we had to oblige.
The result: you can now allow TranslatePress to automatically translate your site using the DeepL Automatic Translation add-on.
Below, we’ll go through the simple steps needed to have your website automatically translated using DeepL.
What is DeepL?
DeepL is a relatively new automatic translation service, that has climbed rapidly among the best machine translation services.
It uses neural networks and artificial intelligence to translate texts, which results in high quality and accurate translations. It’s really good with grasping the meaning of a sentence, rather than going for a literal translation.
While it does support a limited number of languages (currently 9), this number is gradually increasing.
Here’s the list of supported languages in DeepL:
A review of the plugins available to help you secure your WordPress website.
For a variety of reasons WordPress sites are targeted by hackers. This makes addressing security vulnerabilities a critical aspect of managing a WordPress website. WordPress attacks are not an isolated issue that only affects popular sites — you can’t avoid them simply by being a small, relatively unknown website. If your site runs on WordPress, it is safe to assume it will be targeted at some point. A compromised site could be an inconvenience or it could be business-ending if it leads to a customer data leak. To protect your site from being compromised, you should install (and correctly configure!) WordPress security plugins to cover the vulnerabilities your host doesn’t handle for you. If you’re not using a good Managed WordPress Host (like us), chances are good that your site needs a couple of extra security plugins to add WordPress-specific security defenses. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of excellent WordPress plugins available to help with everything from authentication to zipping and sending automated backups into the cloud.
In this post, we help you choose the best WordPress security solutions for your website by listing some of the most popular
The AyeCode team today releases a whole new version of UsersWP. Now fully compatible and customizable via Gutenberg or page builders such as Elementor, Beaver Builder, Fusion Builder, Oxygen and many more. The UI has been improved 100X thanks to the AyeCode UI (AUI), which is Bootstrap with our own special sauce.
A little bit of history UsersWP has been around for a while. We decided to develop this plugin because a lot of GeoDirectory customers were asking for it.
They needed to be able to manage their users’ registration, login and profile needs, with something better than what GeoDirectory offered.
Many were using BuddyPress as an alternative, but BuddyPress is a lot more than just registration, login and profiles. It’s a full-fledge social network and not very lightweight.
Some attempted to work with Ultimate Member. That’s another heavy application with User Role and other stuff that belongs to a membership plugin. Most of our users didn’t need the extra stuff that tends to make it bloated.
With UsersWP we wanted to create something extremely lightweight, the simplest design possible and very easy to use.
When we started developing GeoDirectory V2, we decided to remove login, registration and profile features from the core GeoDirectory plugin.
UsersWP is now the top option, for those wanting their users to be able to register and interact with their directory and it is now active on +6000 websites.
Since GeoDirectory V2 is compatible with virtually any theme and
The Pods Framework in combination with BuddyForms is a solid solution for any site collecting data from the frontend and wants to make it visual on the site.
Pods is a Framework to extend WordPress and make use of its components without any coding. It generates post types and taxonomies or any object provided by WordPress. They do not reinvent the wheel. They use WordPress build-in logic and offer a nice and structured UI to manage your Post Types and Taxonomies
BUT they go one step further. It also provides a template system to design the visual part of your data for the frontend of your site.
This can be relay attractive to all people how are keen to collect data and display it in the posts in a logical order.
Without Pods, you need to create template files for your different post types and structure the post or user metadata in the post loops and single views by coding.
With Pods, you can generate these templates from within pods and get the visual part of your content done easily. You can use HTML and JS and any CSS in the templates and use any Pods field and post relevant data as a shortcode in the template
With this template, you can generate the archive and single views. For this it adds an extra options page to the UI
BuddyForms and Pods
With it, you can generate the WordPress Post types and taxonomies and with BuddyForms the forms
As a WordPress plugin owner it is nice to see such subject being discussed and dealt with. There are many implications to using "pirated" WordPress plugins, including security ones. Good read.
We all know WordPress, the software, is free and great for beginners, hobby bloggers, and even serious businesses. The platform is supplemented by hundreds and thousands of plugins, themes, and extensions built by developers from around the globe. There are thousands of free plugins and themes on WordPress, that can easily be used as alternatives to the pricey versions. This makes the life of many website owners easy! But here's the thing, from time to time, we do need to run premium (paid) plugins to get those extra benefits and functions for our site. A good number of users opt to run these premium solutions nulled and pirated. Getting involved in copyright infringement, is, however, outright theft. And this is highly discouraged because it costs your site a lot more than it gives back.
Consider motives of nulled software providers
Before we delve into the consequences for users using pirated versions, let's consider what nulled hosts are obtaining from distributing paid plugins freely. Nulled plugins and themes are, for the vast majority of times, given out by individuals who cannot be identified through unsecured sites. The sites where they allow you to download free premium WordPress
Elementor's new Pro Gallery widget is lightweight but has great features.
Elementor Pro 2.7 introduces the Pro Gallery widget. Pro Gallery lets you enjoy full control over your gallery design, and is packed with many unique design features. An image is worth a thousand words. A gallery – one million (* estimated). Elementor has always had a basic gallery, and now it’s time to advance to the next level.
Introducing the Pro Gallery widget.
Hope you’re sitting down for this, because there are lots of cool features to unpack.
We took our time rolling out this widget, because we wanted to make sure it lived up to the highest performance metrics. In fact, we built our own original JS library from the bottom up. The result: a super-lightweight and optimized engine which we’ve also released as a separate open-source GitHub project.
Show any combination of content as part of the gallery: incorporate the title, caption, alt, description or keep it clean. You can adjust just about anything with the style and layout of the content, with full control of typography and positioning. Use CSS filters and blend modes to give your gallery a consistent stylish look.
As with any Elementor widget, Pro Gallery offers extensive responsive design controls,
Whether you manage one website or 10, you’ll want access to the tools you need to create functionality that aligns with website goals. It certainly helps to have some level of mastery when it comes to the plugins you install on client websites. If you can handle everything from hosting to website management in one dashboard: all the better.
This post was created in partnership with WPMU DEV. Whether you manage one website or 10, you’ll want access to the tools you need to create functionality that aligns with website goals.
And if you’re working with clients, you’ll want to have some level of mastery when it comes to the plugins you install on client websites, so that it doesn’t feel like reinventing the wheel whenever you take on a new project.
If you can handle everything from hosting to website management in one dashboard: all the better.
A monthly subscription to WPMU DEV plugins and web hosting grants the user access to a powerful suite of tools for a low monthly cost that scales based on how many websites you manage: from one to unlimited.
I’ll tell you why it’s such a steal after explaining how I first got involved with WPMU DEV.
My relationship with WPMU DEV goes back several years. I don’t write for them currently, as they recently transitioned to hiring full-time writers instead of a network of contributors.
But WPMU DEV was one of my earliest and most favorite clients to write for.
I applied to write for them soon after I first started freelance writing, back in 2016.
The first-ever automated print fulfillment solution for WordPress. NextGEN Gallery is already the most popular WordPress gallery plugin ever. You can now sell prints with automated print fulfillment. Prints are sent directly to customers with no extra work.
It’s here! After years in development, we’re happy to announce the arrival of automatic print fulfillment for WordPress. This marks the first time automatic print fulfillment is available to the WordPress.org community! The new print service will be available to all NextGEN Pro users. You just need to have an active license and update.
NextGEN Pro’s ecommerce system has always supported the sale of manual prints and digital downloads. Now, print orders can be fulfilled and shipped automatically to customers through White House Custom Colour, one of the leading print labs in the United States.
We think this is big news not just for us, but for WordPress more broadly. Many photographers and visual artists continue to run multiple websites - a main site or blog on WordPress, and a separate non-WordPress website for print sales. This is because automated print fulfillment has not been available to WordPress users.
That’s now changed. Photographers can now do everything they need on WordPress. And that means Imagely, NextGEN Gallery, and the broader WordPress ecosystem can now fully compete with traditional photo website services like SmugMug, ShootProof, Zenfolio,
What is SCA and how it affects your membership site if you're using Stripe to collect payments. Paid Member Subscriptions comes with full Stripe SCA support and uses the latest API for collecting payments.
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) takes effect on September 14, 2019. Let’s look at what it is and how it affects your membership site powered by Paid Member Subscriptions, especially if you’re using the Stripe add-on to collect member payments.
What is Secure Customer Authentication or SCA?
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is part of PSD2 (Payment Services Directive 2) regulation in Europe, that will require changes to how your European customers authenticate online payments in order to help reduce fraud. After the deadline, any European customer who pays online must use two-factor authentication. Otherwise, the payment will not go through.
Up until now customers of your membership site located in Europe could pay using just their credit card and security number. Now they’ll need a second security factor to complete the payment.
The 2 factor authentication process in payments isn’t something new. It’s been used for quite some time in online banking for example.
However once SCA takes effect, European card payments will require a different user experience, namely 3D Secure. Transactions that don’t follow the new authentication guidelines may
Store owners need to offer an optimized shipping experience to its customers, as it is one of the determining factors for customer loyalty. If you have a WooCommerce store, you can find several plugins to help you execute your shipping strategy. In this article, we will list out some of the best free shipping plugins for WooCommerce.
Shipping is one of the essential components of an eCommerce store. And, it is one of the most challenging aspects to manage for a store owner. When it comes to shipping, there is a range of requirements that vary for each eCommerce store based on their customers and products. A store owner needs to offer an optimized shipping experience to its customers, as it is one of the determining factors for customer loyalty. If you have a WooCommerce store, you can find several plugins to help you execute your shipping strategy. In this article, we will list out some of the best free shipping plugins for WooCommerce.
ELEX USPS Shipping Plugin
USPS is one of the most popular shipping carriers in the United States, so you probably need ELEX USPS Shipping Plugin. Naturally, if you have a WooCommerce store based out of the US, you would want to integrate USPS services to your store. This plugin will help you display live USPS rates on your cart and checkout pages. When a customer adds a product to the cart, the plugin will retrieve and display USPS shipping rates based on the customer’s location and other parameters. This will enable the customer to make an informed purchase decision knowing