I have installed qtranslate in my local, it does not show the translated content, so there are two question if anybody have used this plugin.

  1. do i need to put the translated text by my self or it[plugin] does automatically?

  2. do i need to make changes in php file of the plugin to get the all automatic transnational.

the plugin site claims that,when the plugin is activated the dashboard will look like this

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and this is what i am getting on my local system

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and when i see the front page it was supposed to translate all the english text to chines but it's not doing the same.

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so if any one have used this plugin please clear my doubts and help me activating this plugin properly please advise may be i am wrong some where.


1) The plugin doesn't automatically provide translation - you have to fill it in yourself. However, there is a service you can use to get your translations:

With qTranslate 2.3, a new feature called "qTranslate Services" have been added. So what does it do?

Well, with qTranslate Services, qTranslate can finally do what the name suggest: Translations. Translation with qTranslate Services is as easy as two mouse clicks. Simply enable it under "Settings" on "Language Management".

So what's the difference between qTranslate Services and other translation plugins? Well, qT not only supports free machine translation, but also professional human translation! The Services are provided by Web-Translations, where Ford, MTV and many other companies get their translations from.

Feel free to test the service and report any problems here.

2) No, no need to do php coding to 'make it work'


Apparently the original machine translation option is no longer available. Here are two options from the support forum to add google translate output when a manual translation is not available. One involves editing php code, the other css and javascript.

  • plugin was misunderstood by me i thought it will translate the headings automatically but based on your answer I am guessing it wont do such things – Jack Sep 13 '12 at 6:58
  • It does work with Google's API and Bing's API so I would think you can use Google Translate to do this. See wordpress.org/plugins/codestyling-localization – rhand Dec 13 '13 at 8:22

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