Why use any other translate widgets with or without images of country flags when Google translator widget can translate texts of any webpage and is capable of translating to 64 different languages (and increasing) automatically and instantly to readers speaking language.
Google translator for websites can be added to any website or CMS, like WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, etc. with ease. While the steps of adding this widget is all same but here I will mainly write about how it can be added to Blogger blogs.
Blogger has this widget, you just need to go to your blog’s Layout tab and click “Add a Gadget” link. A popup page will open, scroll down below and you will find the Google Translate gadget.
Step 1: First of all you need to have a Google account. If you blog on Blogger then you already have it, all you need to do is sign in and go to Translator sign up page.
Step 2: After clicking “Add to your website now” you will be redirected to Website Info where you have to add your blog’s URL and then select that language that you primarily use to write your articles.
Step 3: On clicking “Next” you will be redirected to Plugin Settings page where you can change the options for your translate widget.
- Translation languages – Here you can choose to translate your page to specific languages but it’s best to select “All languages”.
- Display mode – You can choose how you want your widget to be and look like.
- Advanced – You can find there what are each options for and select it accordingly. “Automatically display translation banner” option is selected by default. It’s very interesting to know that Google translation API can detect the readers speaking language and according to this it will translate the texts of the webpage automatically!
So if you are with Blogger then go to Template tab of your blog, click “Edit HTML” button and find
</head> snippet. Above this add the Meta tag (see the image above, it’s marked with red tick) and Save your template.
Other Translation Widgets
Google is not the only one to provide this but there is Bing Translator for websites too. Adding it to Blogger is almost the same and easy. But you have to choose which widget you want to have for your blog.