This is an English translation of the original article in German by Dennis Ploetner, the developer of this multilingual plugin for WordPress.
More and more often, I have to install WordPress in several languages. Until recently, there were basically two solutions for creating websites in more than one language on WordPress:
When WordPress 3.0 was issued, including the multisite feature (allowing the creation of several blogs within one single WordPress installation), I then indicated that the time had come to offer a third solution – solution which still today, seems the most valid to me. In reality, the only thing that was missing then was the possibility of managing the relationships between posts and their translations.
In February 2010, surprise! The news occurred: WPML had become a commercial plugin. With qTranslate, WPML probably remains one of the most interesting solutions for businesses that appreciate the integrated translations features.
However, it was for me the right time to work more intensively on the third solution and to create the Multisite Language Switcher plugin.
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