In order to create a Multilingual Site, you have to use a translation plugin. Multilingual plugins allow WordPress users to run a multilingual site with a single WP install.

The multilingual WP plugins are free and premium (paid). The most popular premium plugin is WPML.

WPML ( Tested with all VamTam themes)

WPML is a premium multilingual plugin, designed to make it easy to build and run multilingual sites and blogs, and translate pages, posts, and other content. The default install offers more than 40 languages, and users can arrange different language content in the same domain via language directories, in sub-domains, or completely different domains.

One of the other cool features of WPML is the ability to translate comments, so when international visitors comment in languages you don’t speak, you can read them and reply. As a premium plugin, the cost runs between $29 for blogs, and $79 for websites.

See our tutorial How to set up WPML?

See also the official WPML page

FREE Alternative to WPML


Polylang is another free plugin via the WordPress Plugin Directory, adding multilingual content management support to standalone WordPress sites. WordPress language files are automatically downloaded and updated so that you can translate posts, pages, media, categories, post tags, menus widgets and more.

Polylang has been downloaded more than 117,000 times and has an average user rating of 4.9/5 stars.

Polylang is a bit younger than qTranslate, but is coming along quite nicely. It creates different posts for each defined language, making everything a bit cleaner. However, it has a bit of a steep learning curve, as it doesn't come with an installation wizard that lets you set up everything right from the start.

See also the official Polylang page

Translate Wordpress with GTranslate


Free Google automatic machine translation

Hides “Suggest better translation” pop-up

Hides Google top frame after translation

Mouseover effect

Google Analytics integration

Translates the site on the fly

Posts and pages translation

Categories and tags translation

Menus and widgets translation

Themes and plugins translation

Right to left language support

Google language translator widget

Auto-switch language based on browser defined language

Available styles Dropdown, Flags, Flags with dropdown, Nice dropdown with flags, Flags with language names, Flags with language codes, Language names, Language codes, Globe, Popup

Floating language selector

Language bar with flags in menu

WooCommerce shop translation


Multilingual language names in native alphabet

Multilingual interface

Alternative flags for Quebec, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia

Lazy loading for language flags to boost performance

See also the official Translate Wordpress with GTranslate page