Polylang is a fantastic plugin to make WordPress multilingual. The Polylang extension enables you to detect the preferred language according on the country.
If your website contains 2 different locales with the same language (e.g. de_DE for German/German and de_AT for German/Austria) then Polylang automatically sets the language according to the browser settings.
Austrian website visitors who have set their operating system / browser to Germany (e.g. the Devices was buyed in Germany) will always be redirected to de_DE.
This Plugin detects the preferred language according on the visitors country and will set the language correct to de_AT.
Please notice that the IP API is only for non-commercial use allowed.
- Polylang Pro by WP SYNTEX – Polylang allows you to create a bilingual or multilingual WordPress site.
- Install the required Polylang Plugin available at https://polylang.pro
- Upload ‘pll-country-detection’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
- Enable the “Detect browser language” option in “Languages > Settings”
How does the country detection works?
The plugin detects the country with the IP Geolocation API (https://ip-api.com/).
If no available language by country is found, the language of the browser is preferred. (https://polylang.pro/doc/detect-the-browser-preferred-language/)
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Contributors & Developers
“Polylang – Country Detection” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Fix – Filter all non active languages
- Translation functionality added
- Fix – Lanaguage variable return is’sue
- Initial Release
- Check compatibility with latest Polylang and WordPress Version