Adding Language Switchers

Last Update: April 25, 2024

If your running a multi-lingual website, being able to switch languages is a key factor. Having a language switcher will make it easier on your users to switch between languages whenever they like. Multi-lingual plugins such as WPML and Polylang offer ways to add language switchers to the theme. We’ll outline how to do this for each plugin below.

How To Add A Language Switcher Using WPML

Step 1 – Navigate to the WPML > Languages tab.

Step 2 – Under the Language Switcher options, you can choose to set a number of options such as where the Language Switcher widget will be placed, the order of languages, whether to display flags, and much more.

How To Add A Language Switcher Using Polylang

Step 1 – Navigate to the Appearance > Menus tab.

Step 2 – A Language Switcher option will be available. Check the Language Switcher checkbox, and click the Add to Menu button.

Step 3 – Customize the Language Switcher by expanding the Language Switcher under the Menu Structure section.