Want to create a multilingual WordPress site?
One of the benefits of Weglot is that you can use it with any WordPress theme and plugin, including the popular and flexible Monstroid2 theme at TemplateMonster.
In this post, we’ll show you how you can create a great-looking, multilingual WordPress site using the duo of Monstroid2 and Weglot.
We’ll introduce you to both tools. Then, we’ll show you how to get up and running with a multilingual site in just a few minutes.
Monstroid2 Harnesses The Power Of Elementor To Customize Your Site
Monstroid2 is one of the most popular themes at the TemplateMonster marketplace, where it’s been purchased over 9,000 times.
So why is it so popular? Well, a big reason is because of its flexibility.
Rather than forcing you into a single “look”, Monstroid2 lets you choose from 20+ pre-made skins and then fully customize them to meet your needs.
To allow for this easy customization (even for non-developers), Monstroid2 is built on the popular Elementor page builder.
Elementor provides the editing foundation that lets you build and tweak your site using visual, drag-and-drop design.
Then, Monstroid2 builds on the core Elementor experience by including bundled plugins that extend Elementor like JetElements, JetMenu, JetBlog, …
With these bundled plugins, you can use Elementor to customize your header and footer, edit your menu, insert 500+ pre-designed sections and pages to build pages with a modular approach, and more.
The end result is that Monstroid2’s 20+ pre-made demos are just a jumping off point which you can further customize – no code required.
Beyond the design flexibility, Monstroid2 is also lightweight – weighing in at under 250kb – and fully integrated with WooCommerce to help you create an eCommerce store – you can even design your product pages using JetWooBuilder and Elementor!
If you want to get started, Monstroid2 offers easy one-click demo imports so that you can be up and running in just a few minutes.
Weglot Helps You Translate Your WordPress Site
Monstroid2 helps you build a site that’s customized to your needs. Then, Weglot helps you make that site accessible to visitors from around the world.
Weglot is a WordPress multilingual plugin that makes it easy to translate your site into one or more new languages.
One of the big benefits of Weglot is ease of use. Just as Monstroid2 lets you customize your site without the need for any technical knowledge, Weglot helps you translate your site without any detailed setup process.
As soon as you connect your WordPress site to Weglot, Weglot uses automatic translation to translate your entire site – including content from plugins, themes, etc. Your visitors can then start using your multilingual site right away.
If you want to refine Weglot’s automatic translations, you can use the Weglot cloud dashboard to either manually edit the translations yourself or outsource translations to professional translators.
Beyond that, Weglot follows all multilingual SEO best practices to ensure that your site is able to rank in Google in different languages.
How To Translate Monstroid2 With Weglot
Now that you know more about Monstroid2 and Weglot, let’s dig into how these two WordPress tools work together.
If you want to skip straight to the end result – check out our full Monstroid2 multilingual demo to see what it looks like to create a multilingual Monstroid2 website with Weglot.
Here’s the step-by-step guide for how to achieve that end result for your Monstroid2 site…
Step 1: Install Free Weglot Plugin And Connect To Weglot Account
To get started with translating your Monstroid2 website, you’ll need to:
- Install and activate the free Weglot plugin at your site
- Register for a free Weglot account
- Add your Weglot API key to the plugin’s interface
The Weglot plugin is listed at WordPress.org, so you can install it by going to Plugins → Add New and searching for Weglot:
Once you’ve activated the plugin, head to the Weglot registration page and create your account. After you click the confirmation link in the email that Weglot sends you, you should see a confirmation page that includes an API key:
Copy this API key. Then, go to the Weglot tab in your WordPress dashboard and paste the API key into the box:
Step 2: Choose Original And Destination Languages And Go Multilingual
Once you’ve added your API key, you’ll also need to fill out the two boxes below for Original language and Destination languages.
Your original language is the language that your site is currently using. Then, your destination languages are one or more languages into which you want to translate your site.
For example, if your site is in English and you want to translate it into French, you’d configure the boxes like so:
Once you’re finished, click the Save Changes button to automatically translate your site into your chosen destination language(s).
You should see a success message, and visitors can start browsing your site:
Weglot can help you add a language switcher to make sure visitors can choose their preferred language – you can see an example at our Weglot-Monstroid2 demo.
Step 3: Manage Translations
To manage your site’s translations, you can use the Weglot cloud dashboard.
Here, you can choose between the two editors…
The Translations List editor gives you a side-by-side list of your translations:
Or, you can use the Visual Editor, which lets you view a live preview of your site and translate content by hovering over it and clicking the pencil icon:
Here’s How To Get Started With Monstroid2 And Weglot
With Monstroid2 and Weglot, you can build a customizable, globally accessible website with no technical knowledge required.
If you’d like to get started, you can purchase the Monstroid2 theme from TemplateMonster. Then, all you need to do is follow the tutorial above to activate Weglot and translate your site.