Amazon Web Services (AWS) released their Amazon Polly plugin, a text to speech tool, back in February. In June, they announced a huge new update which provides real time translation functionality to the Polly plugin. We attended the AWS Translate launch event at the Amazon Loft in San Francisco and managed to learn more about this powerful new tool. We chatted with Robin Dautricourt, Sr. Product Manager at Amazon Polly, Yoni Friedman, Sr. Product Manager at Amazon Translate, and Steven Word, Innovation Program Manager at WP Engine, about this powerful new WordPress plugin
Translating your WordPress website into other languages is a smart way to reach a wider audience and increase your traffic. If your site is only available in a single language, you could be losing out on a lot of potential leads and conversions. Fortunately, you don’t need to speak multiple languages to translate your site – the process of doing so is simple with the Weglot Translate plugin. Using this, you can automatically translate every part of your WordPress site, and manually fine-tune your translations in a snap. In this article, we’ll discuss why you might want to translate your […]
This is your WordPress weekend roundup – blog posts that we couldn’t entertain fully in the past week but that might still be worth your time. We spend our weekend curating this list so that you don’t have to! We hope that by spending a few hours (or more than a few hours) that we save hundreds if not thousands of our own community’s time! It is an opportunity we can’t pass up! And at this point we’ve done over 20 of these at this point! Ready? Here we go!
Blogging software is built for people to communicate amazing things to many people – but not always in english. How often do we forget that there are more languages than just my own? I believe it’s part of our responsibility to make our products, our WordPress themes and plugins, multi-lingual compatible. If not out of the gate but that you’re definitely thinking in that direction long-term. That’s why I love to see what Elegant Themes has done with all of their themes, making them all WMPL compliant and compatible.
Posted in the Make Polyglots community, @dyrer is looking for some help translating WordPress into Greek. Apparently he used to translate some of it previously but wants to help out even more. His goal? To create a Greek translation team for “fast and accurate” translations of WordPress and themes. So, if you’ve got some time and itching to help out, this might be a simple way to contribute in a big way. Head over to the boards to help and connect.