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Translate This gTranslate Shortcode


This is a WordPress plugin allows you to use a shortcode like this,[translate_this lang="fr"]un texte en français[/translate_this],

to automatically insert Google’s Translate Web Element which creates an AJAX-enabled link that will translate the block of text in-line.

For more information about the Google Translate Web Element, click here.


  1. Upload translate_this_plugin.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Use the shortcode [translate_this][/translate_this]

* lang="xx"Required. Where xx is the two character language code (i.e. en for English).
* background="#XXXXXX"Optional. Where #XXXXXXX is a hexadecimal color code. Defaults to transparent.
* base_lang="xx"Optional. Where xx is the two character language code (i.e. en for English). Defaults to “en” for English.


Why doesn’t it work?

The default base language is English. If you put the short code around a block of English it doesn’t need to translate it.
Also, check the two character language code is supported by Google Translate. Make sure you have the lang parameter in there and the value is language you want to translate from.


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Contributors & Developers

“Translate This gTranslate Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial Version.