We’ve just finished installing Angsuman’€™s Translator Plugin Pro which allows automatic translation of all pages in the blog to 8 other languages — German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. It uses either Google & Babelfish translation engines.
We feel that it’s important to us to be able to share our articles here with non-English readers as well. Now, our visitors can also send links to friends or colleagues to an article from our blog displaying the translated pages. You can do this by clicking on the mini flag icons on the top right corner of the blog.
We hope that in the future, we will also be able to provide human-edited translations as well. For the meantime, Angsuman’€™s Translator Plugin Pro is the best we can offer. (We actually recommend this WP plugin as a must to bloggers if they want to expand readership beyond the English literate population.)
On another note, check out the ShopLinc Module For aLinks Plugin. It allows you to manually choose which keywords within your posts will link through to the relevant product pages within your ShopLinc store. Once you’€™ve setup a keyword, the ShopLincs Module will automatically add links from any old and new posts that features that keyword, to your Shoplinc store. Should be useful to blogs which have Online Shops like the one we have.
And, if you’re interested in getting feedback from visitors on how fast (or slow) your blog loads, you could try this new widget — Rate My Web Hosting. Allows you to map your visitors’ location and rating to get a feel for how fast your site is around the world.
Scroll down to see the sample widget for Blog Herald.