Run WordPress Multisite with multiple languages.

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Run WordPress Multisite with multiple languages.

MultilingualPress Pro and Free are merged now, so all features are the same. We are still finishing up this process. Use the master branch to get a preview of the upcoming fixes.


Connect multiple sites as language alternatives in a multisite. Use a customizable widget to link to all sites.

This plugin lets you connect an unlimited amount of sites with each other. Set a main language for each site, create relationships (connections), and start writing. You get a new field now to create a linked post on all the connected sites automatically. They are accessible via the post/page editor screen - you can switch back and forth to translate them.

In contrast to most other translation plugins there is no lock-in effect: When you disable our plugin, all sites will still work as separate sites without any data-loss or garbage output.

Our Language Manager offers 174 languages, and you can edit them.


  • Set up unlimited site relationships in the site manager.
  • Language Manager with 174 editable languages.
  • Edit all translations for a post from the original post editor without the need to switch sites.
  • Show a list of links for all translations on each page in a flexible widget.
  • Translate posts, pages and taxonomy terms like categories or tags.
  • Add translation links to any nav menu.
  • No lock-in: After deactivation, all sites will still work.
  • SEO-friendly URLs and permalinks.
  • Support for top-level domains per language (via multisite domain mapping).
  • Automatic hreflang support.
  • Support for custom post types.
  • Automatically redirect to the user's preferred language version of a post.
  • Duplicate sites. Use one site as template for new site, copy everything: Posts, attachments, settings for plugins and themes, navigation menus, categories, tags and custom taxonomies.
  • Synchronized trash: move all connected post to trash with one click.
  • Change relationships between translations or connect existing posts.
  • Quicklinks. Add links to language alternatives to a post automatically to the post content. This is especially useful when you don't use widgets or a sidebar.
  • User specific language settings for the back-end. Every user can choose a preferred language for the user interface without affecting the output of the front-end.
  • Show posts with incomplete translations in a dashboard widget.

Installation and prerequisites


  • WordPress Multisite 4.0+.
  • PHP 5.2.4, newer PHP versions will work faster.


Use the installer via back-end of your install or ...

  1. Unpack the download-package.
  2. Upload the files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the Network/Plugins menu in WordPress and click Network Activate.
  4. Go to All Sites, Edit each site, then select the tab MultilingualPress to configure the settings. You need at least two sites with an assigned language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will MultilingualPress translate my content?

No, it will not. It manages relationships between sites and translations, but it doesn't change the content.

Where can I get additional language files?

You can find all official translation files in the WordPress language repository.

Can I use MultilingualPress on a single-site installation?

That would require changes to the way WordPress stores post content. Other plugins do that; we think this is wrong, because it creates a lock-in: you would lose access to your content after the plugin deactivation.