If your blog is starting to draw an audience from overseas or you want to collaborate with other schools around the world, you’ll want to find a way to translate your blog into multiple languages.
One of the most common questions we receive from our edubloggers is how to implement Google Translate on their blogs.
This quick process will help you set up a Google Translate widget on your blog to make it easy for your blog audience to translate your website in a single click.
2. Enter the domain of your website (i.e. dleeman.edublogs.org) and select the original language that your blog is written in.
3. Customize the plugin settings if necessary (the default settings will work for most people). Click “Get Code.”
4. Open a new tab in your browser and log into your Edublog.
5. Go to Appearance > Widgets in your dashboard.
6. Drag a text widget to your sidebar or widget area.
7. Copy the meta tag from Google and paste it into the text widget.
8. Copy the code snippet from Google and paste it immediately following the meta tag in the text widget.
9. Double check to make sure both the meta tag and code snippet are listed and press “Save.”
10. Reload your blog. You should now see the Google Translate widget.
Now your visitors can click on their own language to translate your blog!