Add Language Translation to your Website

It is notable that, the majority of internet users are from non-English speaking community. Thus, its important to take care of non-English speaking visitors.

The most popular free Web-based language translation tools are offered by Google, AltaVista Babelfish and WorldLingo and some other wordpress plugins.

But all these services may not provoid 100% perfect translation. But we can relay on Google Translator, as there is an option where anybody can suggest the correct translations, in case Google Translator has translated wrongly. So we can say that, Google Translator is a constantly improving service.

Implementing Google Translator:

Just copy and paste the code to your wordpress blog, wherever you want the translator tool to appear.

<table id=webtable><tr><td>
<img src="" border="0" alt="Translate" /></td>
<form action=""><input type=hidden name=u id=url value="<?php the_permalink() ?>" dir=ltr> <select size="4" name=langpair>
<option value="en|ar">Arabic</option>
<option value="en|bg">Bulgarian</option>
<option value="en|zh-TW">Chinese-Traditional</option>
<option value="en|hr">Croatian</option>
<option value="en|cs">Czech</option>
<option value="en|da">Danish</option>
<option value="en|nl">Dutch</option>
<option value="en|fi">Finnish</option>
<option value="en|fr">French</option>
<option value="en|de">German</option>
<option value="en|el">Greek</option>
<option value="en|hi">Hindi</option>
<option value="en|it">Italian</option>
<option value="en|pt">Portuguese</option>
<option value="en|zh-CN">Chinese-Simplified</option>
<option value="en|ja" selected>Japanese</option>
<option value="en|ru">Russian</option>
<option value="en|es">Spanish</option>
<option value="en|ko">Korean</option>
<option value="en|no">Norwegian</option>
<option value="en|pl">Polish</option>
<option value="en|ro">Romanian</option>
<option value="en|sv">Swedish</option>
<input type=hidden name=hl value="en"><input type=hidden name=ie value="UTF8"><input type=submit value="Translate"></form></td></tr></table>

If you are using then just replace < ?php the_permalink() ?> with < $BlogItemPermalinkUrl$> from the code and it should work fine with blogspot.

Google Translator can translate English to / from Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese-Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese-Simplified, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish.
The above list and the above code will be updated, as and when Google adds some new languages into its language translation tool.

We have implemented this tool in our blog too, and its working fine. And there are many visitors to this blog, from non-English speaking countries(as per Google-analytics report).
You can test this tool in our blog. We have placed it in the right side sidebar, with the heading “TRANSLATOR”. Below is a screen shot….


Note the changes that occurs after you add this translation tool to your blog/website. And please share your research and opinions about adding translation tools to your blogs / websites.

And if you have any problem implementing this tool, then please let us know about the problem in the comment section of this article, and we shall try our best to help you implement it.

MyBlogLog – Some tricky uses

We have seen many cases where people try to hack and crack some popular sites and damage the reputation of it.It has been true in case of MyBloglog too.

But lets concentrate on the things by which we can get advantage of.

MyBlogLog is owned by Yahoo Inc.

Now I will show you how to track the recent 127 visitors(Who are also members of MyBlogLog).

Login to your MyBlogLog account using your yahoo username and password.

Click on add a website/blog link.Fill the small form and get your blog listed under your
My Sites and Services option.Now click on the widgets link below the website/blog listed.

It will look like the one shown in below image…


Your code will also look similar, except the ID number i.e., 200711051214522 in above case.

Just look for your code and copy the ID number(Just the number) and past it in one notepad or any other text editors.

Now look at the below code…

<script type="text/javascript"

Now replace the ID number(i.e., 200711051214522 ) from your ID number.

That’s it….now copy and past the entire code wherever you want to show your recent 127 visitors who are also members of MyBlogLog.
Optional: In the above code we have made the color of widget texts Powered by MyBlogLog into white, you can change it to the color of your blogs background.

One more use of MyBlogLog is, we can encourage people to comment on our blog.

i.e., we can get the logo of members who are currently viewing your blog(if he/she is logged into their MyBlogLog account).

Here goes the code…

<img src=""
 alt="" width="48" height="180" />

Just copy and past the above code(without any modification), anywhere in your blog to get the profile pic.

Below is one such use, to ask the visitors to share their opinion/knowledge by commenting about the article.(make sure you are logged into MyBlogLog to see the effect in this page).

Please share your opinion/knowledge by commenting about this article..