How To Create A Multilingual Website In WordPress

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 - 10:15 am (EDT) (UTC-04:00)
Location: Room B226
Format: General Lecture Session

Session description

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Does your institution serve students that speak different languages? If so, maybe your website should too! In this session we'll compare different solutions for publishing content in multiple languages using WordPress, and what impact having a multilingual site could have on your site's content and design.

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Terminology used when working in multiple languages
  • Popular plugins for supporting multilingual content
  • Creating PO files to add your own language to your plugins and themes
  • Contributing to WordPress' Polyglot team


Shawn Hooper

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Shawn Hooper is the CTO at Actionable Books, where he enjoys combining code and data to build intelligent tools for teams and leaders. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Shawn has been building web applications since the late 90s, with a focus on WordPress since 2011. As a freelance developer, he built sites for clients in the public and private sectors in both Canada and United States. He loves making use of great 3rd party APIs, promoting web accessibility and secure coding practices.


  • General Lecture Session: How To Create A Multilingual Website In WordPress

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