WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as a full content management system with thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes. You can rest assured that with WordPress you will be on the cutting edge of the web technology available. Worpress is great for multilingual projects.
WordPress has a templating system, which includes widgets that can be rearranged without editing code, as well as themes that can be installed and switched between. The PHP and HTML code in themes can also be edited for more advanced customizations. WordPress also features a search engine-friendly, clean permalink structure; integrated link management; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; multiple author capability; support for tagging of posts and articles… Anti-spam functionalities, automatic filters that provide for proper formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes) are also included. You can rest assured that with WordPress you will be on the cutting edge of the technology available.
There are literally hundreds of plugins that extend what WordPress does, so the actual functionality is nearly limitless.
It is possible to build great multilanguage sites with WordPress. The WP core is not multi-lingual but there are several plugins available including WPML, xili-language, Polylang, qTranslate, Transposh and Global Translator.
The multi-language plugins of WordPress fall into at least five distinct types:
– Plugins that create a new post for each translation of a post. These plugins then link the separate posts together and provide an indicator that one is a translated copy of the other. Examples are WPML, xili-language and Polylang.
– Plugins that store all the translations of a post in the original post. An example is qTranslate.
– Plugins that automatically generate a translated copy of all your pages using an external service. Examples are Transposh and Global Translator.
– Plugins that automatically generate a translated copy of your page, but only when a visitor of your multi-language requests it. An example is Google AJAX Translation.
– Plugins that link together separate WordPress installations for each language. An example is Multisite Language Switcher.
Every approach has its advantages and disadvantages. WordPress is the most popular Content Management System, and now powers and supports more than 23% of the world’s websites. To meet your particular requirements, we have created several packs tailored to your needs.
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