GoogleTranslate

GoogleTranslate

  • Control over your translations
  • Save costs on translators
  • No slowing down of your site

GoogleTranslate offers frontend translation. Useful, yes. But often slow, and it is not always perfect. Our powerful Magento extension offers backend translations for all your products and categories. This allows you to correct translations before publishing. And it makes your site fly!

Cost € 28.90  per 12 months
includes support & downloads
Current version 3.0.0 (Stable)
Requirements Magento CE 1.7 - 1.9
Magento EE 1.10 - 1.14
PHP 5.4.0 or higher
Support Support Forum
License OSL (Open Software License)

Features

  • Translate text in the Magento backend with a single mouse click
  • Batch process larger number of products
  • Modify your translated text to your needs
  • Support for any Store or Store View
  • Language (locale) is automatically detected
  • No performance loss on your frontend

Getting started

  • Apply for a key at the Google Translate site
  • Install and configure the Yireo GoogleTranslate module in Magento
  • Enter the API-key in the Magento System Configuration
  • Start translating

User Reviews

Extension works as described and promised - very easy install and support is good. The fee for Google API-usage is described fairly. I hope you will develop this further i.e. with a word overwrite-list for words that GoogleTranslate gets wrong.
Kurt Hansen

Backgrounds

Implementing GoogleTranslate can be done in two ways: In your frontend or in your backend. When you implement the Google Translation API in your frontend - by using a JavaScript widget provided by Google - the usage of their API is free. However, it has various downsides: The JavaScript widget will slow down your site. Even worse, when the Google API is down, your frontend will suffer as well. Also, the Joomla content you offer will still be indexed only in the original language - there is no SEO benefit in using additional languages. Last but not least, whenever the API makes a mistake, whenever the API translates a phrase or sentence in a wrong way, there is no way for you to fix that mistake.

Our extension solves all of this. It allows you to translate in your backend, and then save that content to the Joomla database. The frontend will simply load content in the usual way, with no additional JavaScript required. Also, because the content is translated manually (with a single click on the button), you can correct any translations afterwards. This makes our translation tool a must have when dealing with larger multilingual sites.

GoogleTranslate or BingTranslate?

Both Google and Microsoft offer computer-based translation APIs. To make the right choice, you need to weigh in a couple of factors. GoogleTranslate charges for every translation you make, while the Microsoft Translation API (formerly called BingTranslate) is free up to a certain limit. Both offer a finejob when translating content, but some users claim that the Google translation is slightly better than the one of Microsoft. To test this, it is best to try out their free web-based version with your own text to compare the differences. Some useful links:

If you purchase the GoogleTranslate extension from our site, you will get a 50% discount on the BingTranslate extension and vice versa. This allows you to easily cross-over when needed.

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