Find out what's the best way (and easiest) to translate a WordPress website in 2020.
What’s the best way to translate a website in 2020? This is a popular question among website owners, and especially if it’s a business website that you’re running! In this tutorial, we take you step by step through the entire process and show you all the stages of translating your website in its entirety – from menus to content, images, and even SEO.
Let’s get started:
What’s the best way to translate a website?
If your website runs on WordPress then getting it translated is a fairly easy thing to do. However, you still need a translation or multilingual plugin to handle the main task. Here’s why:
You might have heard that WordPress is “translation-ready” or “ready for localization,” which suggests that all the tools required to get your website translated are already there, built-in.
This is partly true.
WordPress being translation-ready only means that it makes it possible for website translation on the code level. In other words, if you’re a web developer, WordPress has some ready-made structures for you in place that add translation capability to your themes or plugins. But this doesn’t help the end-user
Step by step guide on building a website with user accounts on top of WordPress, using the Profile Builder Pro user management plugin.
In the past, websites consisted of simple static pages with information. These days, website owners are looking for ways on how to build a website with user accounts for a variety of reasons. For example, you can let visitors create user accounts on your website in order to generate user engagement, encourage user-submitted content, or make your website more community-oriented. It’s also a great way to manage the information that different users are able to see on your website and provide exclusive content to paying members.
Profile Builder Pro is an all-in-one user registration and management plugin for WordPress, that makes it easy to create a website with user accounts. You can integrate it with other plugins, add-ons, and tools to add advanced features to your site. For example, you might consider creating a member directory or user listing. This way, members can connect with one another and set up their own public profile. Users can easily create their own account.
In this article, we’ll show you how to build a website with user accounts in WordPress using the Profile Builder Pro plugin. We’ll also explain how you can integrate it with Paid Member Subscriptions
One of the best excuses for not changing your website is that it might “break your SEO”. Unfortunately, it happens. Many hard-earned rankings and traffic have been lost to a poorly managed site migration. We thought it would be useful to give you some advice to help you through the process and avoid the worse happening.
One of the best excuses for not changing your website is that it might “break your SEO”. Unfortunately, it happens. Many hard-earned rankings and traffic have been lost to a poorly managed site migration. We thought it would be useful to give you some advice to help you through the process and avoid the worse happening. In part 1 of the article we’ll look at getting ready for the migration. In part 2 we’ll move onto the things to do on the day of the migration itself and shortly after.
1st piece of advice: include SEOPress in your new WordPress site installation
Actionable tips for improving your SEO and ranking in multiple languages.
There are a lot of ways to bring more traffic to your website. You can create new content, purchase ads, and use social media to drive visitors. One approach you might not have considered, however, is adding more languages to your website. Translating a full WordPress site takes work, but it can be a lot easier than you might imagine. If you take the time to perform Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for multiple languages as well, you may be surprised by how much additional traffic it will drive to your pages.
In this article, we’ll break down how adding more languages to your website can increase traffic. Then we’ll walk you through five tips to improve your site’s SEO for multiple languages, so you can reap the full rewards of translating your site. Let’s get to work!
Why Adding More Languages to Your Website Can Boost Traffic
A lot of the web’s best content and websites are in English. However, there’s a lot more to the internet than those sites. In fact, some of the biggest social media platforms and e-commerce sites in the world barely use English at all.
The more languages you add to your website, the more people you can reach. Including Spanish
The ideal settings for your WordPress site to further boost performance.
Before we dive into the best Autoptimize settings, let’s quickly go over three reasons why Autoptimize is a great optimization plugin.
The free version of Autoptimize has a complete feature set for optimizing your WordPress site.
Autoptimize is strictly an optimization plugin and does not do any HTML page caching. This means it is compatible with all web hosts – even ones with custom page caching configurations like Kinsta.
Autoptimize has over 1 million active installs in the WordPress repository and is consistently updated with new features and bug fixes.
Autoptimize JS, CSS, and HTML Settings
How to enable WP debug mode on your site manually or with the help of a plugin.
In a perfect world, you’d never have a single issue that required debugging. But in the real world, you’ll almost certainly run into issues on your WordPress site that require a look under the hood. To help you do that, WordPress includes its own built-in debug mode and you can also find useful third-party tools to help you debug WordPress.
In this post, we’ll dig into the built-in WordPress debug mode and show you how to enable it. Then, we’ll also share some of the other ways in which you can debug your WordPress site.
Here’s everything that we’ll cover:
What Does WP Debug Do?
The core WordPress software is written in PHP, as are plugins and themes.
If you’re having issues with your site, WordPress debug mode can help you find out what’s going wrong by displaying all PHP errors, notices, and warnings.
Once you enable debug mode, you’ll see messages like this whenever there’s an issue (even if it’s not causing immediate problems):
You can then fix the problem or report it to your developer or the theme/plugin’s developer.
When you enable WordPress debug mode by itself, you’ll see messages like the example
Second part of a 2-part article to successfully migrate your site without breaking your SEO.
This is the second part of a 2-part article on managing a WordPress migration without breaking your SEO. In part one we had a look at analyzing your existing SEO and using a staging site to get ready. To illustrate the main points in this article we will assume that your site is currently on https://www.mysite.com/ and that your new site will be published at this same address. The new site has been set up and launched on a staging site https://staging.mysite.com/.
Another scenario that we will keep in mind is that you are changing domain name too https://www.mysite.com/ to https://www.newsite.com/.
Setting up Google Search Console for your existing site
It is important that you have access to your existing site in Search Console before migrating.
See our guide adding your site to Google.
If you are changing domain name too, you can use the Change address tool in Search Console later. In their Move your site guide, Google recommends getting access to your new domain early in Search Console to clean it up if necessary. Depending on the previous owners of your domain name, you may need to file a reconsideration for manual actions or security issues.
Set up sitemaps
Sitemaps will be useful
Discover Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extensions and keyboard shortcuts you hadn't heard about before.
Visual Studio (VS) Code was released on April 29, 2015 by Microsoft. In a very short time, it has taken the coding world by storm. As of 2020, nearly 51% of developers claim to use it as their primary development environment. This, in itself, is shocking. When it first came out, nobody expected a tool made by Microsoft to become so dominant. After all, Sublime Text and Atom (made by GitHub) were incredibly popular and had a large user base; Microsoft had a large hill to climb.
Microsoft did lots right when developing VS Code, but there are a few (okay, five) specific things that sick out (to me) that make it universally appealing. First and perhaps foremost, they integrate extensions as a primary function of the IDE.
This focus is obvious. It has a button in the activity bar! Extensions are popular in Atom and Brackets, as well (both very similar IDEs built on Electron), but neither have made extensions so accessible and simple. This means that if, for some reason, you want your editor to work differently, there’s probably an extension for that. If there isn’t one, you can code one yourself using their thorough documentation and API.
Secondly, Visual Studio Code is fast.
Learn how to make Yoast SEO multilingual using TranslatePress. Easily translate SEO title, description, social media tags, image alt text, URL slugs, and create a multilingual sitemap.
Looking to make Yoast SEO multilingual? Yoast SEO is an excellent tool for optimizing your site’s SEO in its native language, but Yoast SEO is monolingual, so you’ll need some help to apply it to multiple languages.
In this post, you’ll learn how to use the TranslatePress plugin to make Yoast SEO multilingual by:
Translating all of your Yoast SEO metadata including SEO titles, meta descriptions, Facebook and Twitter tags, and more.
Creating a multilingual XML sitemap with Yoast SEO.
The TranslatePress plugin can also help you translate the rest of your site’s content, including all the content from your theme and plugins.
Let’s dig in…
What You Need to Make Yoast SEO Multilingual
In order to make translate content from Yoast SEO, you’ll need two things (beyond Yoast SEO itself):
TranslatePress – the free core plugin lets you translate your entire WordPress site with an easy-to-use visual interface.
SEO Pack addon – this premium add-on for TranslatePress lets you apply the TranslatePress interface to Yoast SEO metadata, image alt text, Facebook and Twitter tags, and more. You’ll also be able to create a multilingual XML sitemap
Looking to customize WooCommerce registration form? Using Profile Builder Pro you can collect every information you need about your customers and boost your sales.
Customizing the WooCommerce registration form in WordPress is something you should consider doing if you want to get more from your WooCommerce store and from the customer registration process. The WooCommerce plugin comes with a registration form built-in, which collects basic information about your new users. But if you customize it using the Profile Builder Pro plugin, you can collect the exact information you need and make the registration process a better experience for your customers.
The plugin is a form builder that uses shortcodes to add custom registration forms to your WordPress site. You can use it for user login forms and registration forms on membership sites, but also for e-commerce sites using WooCommerce. With WooCommerce it makes it even easier – it taps into WooCommerce’s own API to add custom forms that you create.
Benefits of customizing the WooCommerce registration form include capturing user data that helps you upsell to customers, creating custom forms for individual user groups, reordering fields in your forms to make them more user-friendly, and redirect users to a custom page after registration – and lots more.
There are plenty of ways you
Due to this #CoronaVirus situation, we are kind of in a different phase, where we are adapting to new ways. This is a guide, our team prepared for Remote Hiring via Easy.Jobs. And they are giving away their Startup Package which is originally $19.99 USD/Month free for the rest of the year. I am sure it will help you.
Remote employees have risen in number over the past few years, and this #COVID19 situation forced us all to work remotely from home. Along with full remote work, employees around the world are said to have worked remotely on special occasions. This trend is further consolidated by employers, they are now open for remote hiring. As found from a study from OwlLabs, a firm that specializes in keeping an eye on the global state of remote work, according to them almost 56% of all global companies offer remote work.
What is Remote Work
If you didn’t spend the first three months of 2020 in an underground bunker, you have no reason to be unaware of the Covid-19 breakout. Covid-19 or in other words CoronaVirus, has taken over the world. Along with Coronavirus, there is another term that you might have heard about- Social Distancing. Social Distancing is now being strongly advised by medical experts as well as global leaders.
It is now considered as the primary weapon in order to curve the spread of Coronavirus. Many countries have already gone into lock-down.
Although Social Distancing might be a new term for many of us, it is not a new concept for many. Many professionals have been practicing
This tutorial includes a visual explanation of how lazy loading works and why it's such an effective tactic for performance optimization. It also includes two plugin recommendations for implementing lazy loading (free & premium options).
Lazy loading images is one of the best ways to speed up WordPress. Implementing lazy loading will allow your site to load faster and use less bandwidth.
Even better, modern WP plugins have made it extremely easy to add lazy loading to your site. In fact, it only takes one step.
But before we dive into the instructions, here’s a quick overview of what lazy loading is.
What is lazy loading?
It’s easiest to understand lazy loading with a visual example.
Take a look at this zoomed-out view of the Compete Themes blog.
You can see that there are 16 blog posts each with a Featured Image as well as a logo image at the top. Normally, when someone visits that page, all 17 images would load at once. This is extremely wasteful.
Most people won’t scroll all the way to the bottom which means loading every image is unnecessary. This takes up more of my hosting bandwidth and slows down the site for visitors.
Furthermore, even if someone does scroll all the way down the page, it will take them at least a few seconds, so there’s no reason to make them load every image the instant they arrive.
With lazy loading, only images on the visitor’s screen will be loaded when they
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, many restaurants and eateries are ‘going virtual’ to keep their business running. Fortunately this is quick and easy to set up and run in WordPress. In this complete guide, you will learn how to build your own virtual restaurant website, which you will own 100%. This will save you lots of money compared to using a hosted restaurant ordering system such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, or DoorDash.
Thinking of migrating your WordPress site to a different host? Read this first.
Is your website running slower than a puppy pulling a freight train? For first steps to remedy the situation, check out our blog post on Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site. If your site is still running slow, it might be time to consider migrating your website to a new hosting provider.  => Survey Your Requirements
When migrating your WordPress website and choosing your next host, some things worth considering are:
What level of support you require via email, live chat, or phone
Be cautious with budget hosts (typically, $8 per month) that advertise UNLIMITED bandwidth or traffic. While cheap vendors might be sufficient for small blogs, often several thousands of websites are being hosted on the same server, fighting over the same system resources, which can result in slower speeds for more complex websites.
If your website is critical to your business success, it’s best to go with a company that allocates service by visitor count and typically starts with pricing around $29 per month. Often, when choosing a host based on metered traffic, your website is hosted on faster servers with a minimum guarantee of system resources.
While a 99.99% uptime guarantee is
Data loss is a huge fear of mine. Because of that, I’ve set up a fairly involved backup strategy...but it kind of feels like I went too far.
Over the last couple of weeks I completely reworked by backup strategy. Losing data is a big fear of mine and I want to make my system as reasonably bulletproof as possible. Here’s how I create multiple copies of my data using Time Machine, Backblaze, Dropbox, and my own Networked Server…with a little automation to help! Learn more about my automation strategies: https://casabona.org/automation/
* How Multiple Backups Saved 15 Years of Photos: https://casabona.org/2019/10/multiple...
* 3-2-1 Backup Strategy: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/the-3-...
* Backblaze: https://howibuilt.it/recommends/backb...
* External Hard Drive: https://amzn.to/2WbdU6P
* Synology NAS: https://amzn.to/2LaI5F2
* My Automation Toolkit: https://howibuilt.it/automation-toolkit/
This article explains what two-factor authentication is and the benefits of using it, and also how to set it up on your website with a free plugin with just a few minutes. Worth a read, especially if you do not use 2FA on your site.
The security of your WordPress website depends on the systems you put in place to protect it and harden its security. With the sharp increase of automated password guessing, your users’ sensitive information and access to your site are more at risk than ever. This is why it’s so important to protect your WordPress site further by adding two-factor authentication. Because your site is only as strong as its weakest password.
In this article, we’ll illustrate what WordPress two-factor authentication is, why it’s so important, and how to implement it on your website with an easy to use two-factor authentication plugin.
What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a type of multi-factor authentication (MFA) and is an extra layer of protection for your website. It acts as an additional user verification tool for when someone logs into their account on your WordPress site. In a standard WordPress setup, a user only has to specify a username and password to login. Both of these can be guessed through dictionary attacks, or if they are very weak.
When you add two-factor authentication on your WordPress site, first, a user will need to enter their
This tutorial covers how to create customizable popup forms, connect the form to your email marketing platform, and choose exactly when and where to display the optin form.
Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s one reason why popups are back. They work!
Sure, you can add email forms to your sidebar, before your posts, after your posts, etc.
But no matter where you include your forms, the popup always converts better. Yes, they can annoy visitors, but since they work so much better than other optin forms, it’s too effective to ignore.
While popups can be extremely annoying, you’ll learn how to create popups that are attractive, minimally invasive, and still effective for list building.
To do any of this, you’ll need a new plugin. Let’s start this tutorial by covering which plugins you can use to add popup forms to your WordPress website.
The best popup plugin
As with most things WordPress, there are a lot of plugins to choose from.
I have a collection of the best email subscription plugins you can check out, but my personal favorite is MailOptin.
This is the plugin I use for all of the forms on this website including the popup form which you may have seen
Everything you need to know about localizing your site for foreign markets.
What is WordPress localization, really? The term sounds mysterious enough. It’s no wonder that many WordPress website owners have a tough time understanding what WordPress localization is, and how to do it effectively. Is WordPress localization about making your site multilingual and translating it for overseas markets?
Is it about displaying a local language version of your site based on where the reader is from?
And, if you’re a developer, is it about preparing your theme or plugin for translation?
We’re going to answer all these questions in this guide to WordPress localization.
First things first:
What is WordPress localization?
In a nutshell:
Localization is the process of adapting a product (or content) to a specific locale, language, or local market.
This adaptation process usually involves translating the item in question to some local language.
Localization is also often referred to as “l10n” since there are ten letters between the letters “l” and “n” in “localization”.
Localization vs. internationalization
(Read if you’re a developer)
Now we’re getting into the fun stuff!
In everyday speech, localization
Learn how to create a multilingual WooCommerce store using the Weglot translation plugin with various WooCommerce features like quick order forms, product quick view, and much more.
Learn about the changes coming with WordPress 5.4 and how they will affect you.
Founded in 2012, Maintainn is owned and operated by WebDevStudios. Our mission at Maintainn is simple – to ensure your success! Maintainn takes the burden of maintaining your website off your hands by providing you with safe and reliable WordPress maintenance and support. Partner with us so you never have to worry about your website again.
Need a way to translate your WordPress theme? Here's an easy way to translate any WordPress theme in other languages.
Need a way to translate your WordPress theme in other languages? WordPress theme localization and internationalization are important because WordPress is used by people all around the world. Having a theme only available in a single language limits where it can be used and makes it more difficult to create a multilingual WordPress site.
However, not all WordPress themes are translation ready. And even if a theme is translation ready, there are some quirks, like user-generated content, that can make it difficult to create a fully multi language WordPress theme.
To help you fully understand WordPress theme translation, we’re going to cover two things in this post:
What it means for a WordPress theme to be “translation ready” and how theme internationalization works.
How to use TranslatePress, a WordPress translation plugin, to translate any WordPress theme, even if it’s not 100% translation ready.
What Makes a WordPress Theme Translation Ready? How to Make Theme Strings Translatable
Don’t worry if this section seems complicated – we’ll show you a simpler way to translate WordPress themes in the next section.
Additionally, if you’re a WordPress
A beginner-friendly guide for using FTP with WordPress for the first time.
There’s no way around it. If you’ve got a website, you need to know how to use FTP.
The good news is that behind the acronym is a simple skill.
There’s no programming or any coding required. In fact, using FTP to work on your website is really easy.
More importantly, FTP is often critical to fix a “white screen” error on your site. In fact, that might be why you’re here right now.
So let’s get on with the tutorial with a quick overview and then we’ll tackle step #1.
What is FTP?
FTP stands for “File Transfer Protocol” and it’s a method of uploading and downloading files from a server.
In other words, it’s for transferring files between a server and a computer.
You’ll mainly do three things with FTP:
Upload files to your website
Download files from your website
Delete files on your website
That’s pretty much all there is to it!
Now let’s cover how exactly you can use FTP.
Install an FTP client
The first thing you need to do is choose an FTP client.
The FTP client will give you an interface to transfer files to and from your site. There are lots of good options, but I always use and recommend FileZilla.
Complete guide to managing WordPress user roles and permissions using the Roles Editor module from Profile Builder.
WordPress lets the website owner determine what each user can do on the site by assigning specific WordPress user roles. These are the WordPress user permissions (or capabilities) assigned to each default user role out of the box. More specifically, WordPress user permissions define what different user roles can and cannot do on the site. This way, users have varying privileges to add content or administer the site behind the scenes. In addition to this, user permissions prevent a random user (or malicious bot) from logging in and exploiting your site. In this way, user permissions are also essential to your site’s security.
Additionally, WordPress user permissions can also be used to define what custom user roles can do on your website. For example, users with the Moderator user role might have more privileges than those with the custom Member user role.
The easiest way to manage WordPress user permissions and roles is by using a dedicated plugin like Profile Builder Pro’s Roles Editor module.
In this post we’ll go through the basics behind user role and permissions management in WordPress.
What are WordPress’s default user roles?
What are WordPress user permissions?
If you record your podcast through Zoom, here's an easy way to make sure you and your guest are recorded in separate audio files.
If you’re using Zoom to record your podcast, you might be wondering how to get your audio in a separate recording from your guest’s. Well in this quick video, you’ll learn exactly how to do that. Get more podcasting resources here: https://shipyourpodcast.com/resources/