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In my webinar on “Creating a Bilingual Website for Your Freelance Translation Business”, many people asked how to make the website bilingual. Here is one solution that I have used.

If you use WordPress, you can create two different accounts, one for one language and one for the other language. Then you create a link to the other website on both of the sites. So for me, I have a link with a Swedish flag and the words “På svenska” on my English site, and vice versa. (https://swedishtranslationservices.com)

If you are using web hosts like webs.com or similar services, you can do the same thing. When I hosted my website on webs.com I had two different accounts, one for my English pages and one for my Swedish pages, and had a link to the other language on my websites.

This is just one suggestion and there are probably other solutions. I would appreciate any suggestions you have.

Tess
Tess
Swedish Translation Services is a company owned by Tess Whitty, a freelance translator (English-Swedish), proofreader, editor, copy writer, localizer and entrepreneur.

4 Comments

  1. André Pires says:

    You could also create a network: http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network.
    I’m just starting with WordPress, so I’m not sure how well things will work out as far as making my site fully bilingual goes. I used to host it with Squarespace, and it took me A LOT of javascript writing to make it work like I wanted it to. So far, WordPress is looking a lot simpler.
    By the way, any tips on translating WordPress themes?

  2. tom says:

    You could also use the WordPress plugin “WPML Multilingual CMS” http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/

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