If you want to have your website or WordPress blog in different languages, you can use WPML. It is one of the most common used multilingual plugins.
If you are reading this WPML review, it might be because you are considering to learn more about this plugin and buy it.
I have an affiliate link with WPML but that is no reason for me to tell you, yes, just buy it.
I will try to give you the most objective review so that at the end you take the decision either of buying the plugin or not.
WPML has its advantages and disadvantages, and according to your needs, it will be the main key decision influencer for you to get this plugin.
If you are just starting as a Blogger and don’t know anything about WordPress, use the free plugin Gtranslate. This plugin helps you to translate automatically the content. It also offers a paid version if you want to have more tweaks.
If you want to have a bit more control on your translations then WPML is a good option. I recommend it because it is on a good price and you can have total control of the translations, plus the SEO focus it has to rank better in Google.
I recommend it for small websites, or small e commerce shops with a few quantity of products.
You can use WPML with WooCommerce, so that is an advantage to consider.
If you have a team that can help you to translate, also there is a Translation Manager area were you can assign the translations.
To be honest, I stopped using WPML because I wanted to try WeGlot, another plugin for WordPress Translation.
WeGlot is a more expensive option that gives an automatic and accurate translation, but it also have some negative aspects that I will comment in its review.
So, if you don’t have the big budget, stay with WPML, but be aware that it may affect on your Website Performance.
If you don’t Elementor, it is a page builder for WordPress that help to create easy websites with a drag and drop feature.
I recommend Elementor because it is the easiest way to customize your website how you want.
Also many plugins are already compatible with Elementor, so you don’t have to worry about the compatibility between WPML and Elementor.
If you want to know mow about this plugin, you can read my review or visit their website.
One of the important things that you have to check before getting WMPL, or as general rule for any other plugin, is to check the compatibility between WordPress Themes and other WordPress Plugin that you might be using. I have shared as well how to use WPGlobus, another translation plugin, but in overall WPML, as it is a most common plugin, it has more compatibility with other plugins.
WPML offers different packages to help you according to your needs. If you only have a small website or personal blog, the multilingual blog version will be enough.
The one that I am using and recommend is the Multilingual CMS, since it is one of the most complete version of WPML to fully translate the website.
If you have an agency, or manage multiple number of websites, then the agency version of the wordpress plugin would be the right choice for you.