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Please click the [ Mark Complete ] button at the bottom of this page when you’ve completed these goals:
- Specify the number of languages for your website.
See also: PDF: Using WPML for Translating your IBN Website
Why specify the number of languages?
We use the WPML plugin for translations of our WordPress-based sites.
This plugin requires as a starting point that you specify the number of languages.
Specifying the number of languages for your website (1, 2 or more)
Decide whether your site will be
- single language (non English e.g. https://barcodedeutschland.de/ ), or
- bi-lingual (e.g. https://barcodesthailand.com/ )
TIP: Preferably set the default language to English as this keeps the admin tasks in English and makes it easier for our English-speaking website gurus to help you.
If single-language (XYZ):
Then every page needs to be translated to XYZ.
If bi-lingual (English and XYZ):
Then each page has an English version, and a parallel XYZ language version, and visitors can select their language via a menu toggle.
Then each page has multiple versions and visitors can select their language from a dropdown menu.
These decisions will affect your WPML settings:
WPML > Languages > set language switcher
For example None (no language switcher on the site) .