Prisna GWT – Google Website Translator


This plugin brings the power of Google’s automatic translation service to translate your website into 100+ languages. A simple and complete multilingual solution for WordPress.


  • Easy set up, including simple settings with inline help that everybody can understand.
  • Include all the 3 inline and all the 4 tabbed styles.
  • Select the available languages.
  • Use it as a widget and as a shortcode.
  • Practically null impact on page loads.
  • Import/Export settings to easily transfer configurations.
  • For feature requests, please contact us.


Advantages over similar plugins:

There are a number of Google translation plugins in this great repository. However, most of them haven’t been carefully built. Here’s a list of reasons of why you should choose this plugin:

  • All the settings are stored in only one record in the database; whilst other plugins use lots of records.
  • It’s the fastest as it doesn’t load any external file; whilst other plugins load unnecessary javascript and css files.
  • It includes all the options of the original Google Website Translator; whilst other plugins offer just a restricted version.
  • Prisna Ltd. is a real company (register record), with professional people working on it.


  • General admin panel (inline).
  • General admin panel (tabbed).
  • Advanced admin panel.
  • Import/Export admin panel.
  • Go premium panel.


  1. Go to the WordPress admin panel.
  2. Click Plugins, then Add New, then Upload Plugin.
  3. Select the downloaded zip file, install it and activate it.
  4. A new entry will appear under the Plugins main menu: Prisna GWT.
  5. Set options at will.
  6. Either go to the Widgets admin page, or use the shortcode on your pages, posts, categories and any other WordPress resource.


What are the supported languages?

Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bambara, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Chichewa, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dhivehi, Dogri, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Ewe, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Konkani, Korean, Krio, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Luganda, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maithili, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Meiteilon, Mizo, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Odia, Oromo, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Sanskrit, Scots Gaelic, Sepedi, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorani, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tigrinya, Tsonga, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba and Zulu.

How can I exclude some parts from being translated?

You should go to:

Advanced > General > Exclude selector (jQuery)

Enter a jQuery selector to specify the area(s) you’d like to exclude from translation.

Alternatively, you can add the notranslate style class to the container HTML element. Or if you want to exclude just a piece of text, you should wrap it within a HTML element with the notranslate style class, for instance:

<span class="notranslate">Company name</span>

I have a lot of plugins, will this plugin slow down my website?

This plugin has a lot of options for you to customize it in the best possible way. All these options are saved in only one database record (yes, only one!). So you can rest assured it won’t slow down your website. Sometimes your website slows down when you use more and more plugins, because most likely they haven’t been built carefully. If you have some understanding of code, you can search for the add_option function within your plugins files to check on this matter.

Google translate is not free, do I need to pay any money to use this plugin?

No, you don’t need to pay anything. Even though Google translate isn’t free anymore, Google has created a free translation widget for everybody to use. This plugin brings you that widget for you to easily use it in your WordPress powered website.

What kind of support do you provide?

Support includes:

  • Responding to questions or problems regarding the plugin and its features.
  • Fixing bugs and reported issues.
  • Providing updates to ensure compatibility with new WordPress versions.


February 21, 2024
The google translation plugin works perfectly. A minor disadvantage is that you can only use the google translation mechanism but it’s rather an advantage because, as long as you have a google cloud credit you use it directly, then you switch to the prisna interface onto the google translation service which is free (!). Last but not less, the support team is incredibly fast and efficient. I’ve never seen such quality in my long career as a computer scientist.
December 18, 2023
Great plugin. It allows to offer a complete list and icons for specifics languages all together.
October 5, 2021 3 replies
Honestly is a good plugin while it works, it can translate an entire site no matter how big (unlike other similar plugins which make you pay according to how many words are translated etc) It can translate menus and all. The bad part is when it breaks, the developers will basically tell you they have no idea why it’s broken and ask you to figure it out yourself. I paid for the premium version of this plugin as well, which would make you believe they would take a little more effort in helping. Wrong! Because it is a one time payment and not a subscription, they no longer care for you as a customer.
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Contributors & Developers

“Prisna GWT – Google Website Translator” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • 29 new languages: Assamese, Aymara, Bambara, Bhojpuri, Dhivehi, Dogri, Ewe, Guarani, Ilocano, Kinyarwanda, Konkani, Krio, Lingala, Luganda, Maithili, Meiteilon, Mizo, Odia, Oromo, Quechua, Sanskrit, Sepedi, Sorani, Tatar, Tigrinya, Tsonga, Turkmen, Twi and Uyghur.


  • 13 new languages: Amharic, Corsican, Frisian, Hawaiian, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Luxembourgish, Pashto, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Shona, Sindhi and Xhosa.


  • Ability to define a jQuery selector to exclude elements from translation.


  • Ability to define a new javascript function: on before load.
  • Ability to define a new javascript function: on after load.


  • 29 new languages: Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Cebuano, Chichewa, Hausa, Hmong, Igbo, Javanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Lao, Malagasy, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Punjabi, Sesotho, Sinhala, Somali, Tajik, Uzbek, Yoruba and Zulu.
  • Combined flags into one single image file.
  • Higher quality flags.