What is mqTranslate?

mqTranslate is a fork of the well-known qTranslate plugin, extending the original software with collaborative and team-oriented features.

Writing multilingual content is already hard enough, why make using a plugin even more complicated? qTranslate has been created to let WordPress have an easy to use interface for managing a fully multilingual web site.

The plugin is available from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.

mqTranslate is fully compatible with WordPress 3.9.

qTranslate Original Features

qTranslate makes creation of multilingual content as easy as working with a single language. Here are some features:

  • qTranslate Services – Professional human and automated machine translation with two clicks
  • One-Click-Switching between the languages – Change the language as easy as switching between Visual and HTML
  • Language customizations without changing the .mo files – Use Quick-Tags instead for easy localization
  • Multilingual dates out of the box – Translates dates and time for you
  • Comes with a lot of languages already builtin! – English, German, Simplified Chinese and a lot of others
  • No more juggling with .mo-files! – mqTranslate will download them automatically for you
  • Choose one of 3 Modes to make your URLs pretty and SEO-friendly. – The everywhere compatible ?lang=en, simple and beautiful /en/foo/ or nice and neat en.yoursite.com
  • One language for each URL – Users and SEO will thank you for not mixing multilingual content

qTranslate supports infinite languages, which can be easily added/modified/deleted via the comfortable Configuration Page. All you need to do is activate the plugin and start writing the content!

For more Information on qTranslate, visit the Original qTranslate Homepage.

mqTranslate Enhancements

mqTranslate adds the following features to qTranslate:

  • Language selection for editor accounts (allows your translators to see only their source and target languages)
  • Protection of concurrent edits of different languages (ie your english and german translators can save their work at the same time without risking data loss)


116 comments on “mqTranslate”

  • On the 10th of December 2014 at 9:11am,
    Gerhard N. said:
    Dear Sirs, Can you give detailed instruction when switching from qtranslate version 2.5.39 to mqTranslate latest version. I would need to update Wordpress, but qTranslate isn't ready for version 4.0.1. On the Wordpress.org site you are saying:
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Please disable qTranslate if it is installed and active before activating mqTranslate.
    Does this mean, that I have to keep the installation of qTranslate? Please give me detailed advice, because I have to switch in production mode. Thanks in advance Gerhard


    • On the 11th of December 2014 at 8:50am,
      xhaleera said:
      Here are the recommended steps: 1. As with any plugin update / installation, save your database. 2. Install mqTranslate without activating it 3. Disable qTranslate but keep it installed for the moment 4. Enable mqTranslate 5. Go to mqTranslate Languages settings page and use our settings migration to copy qTranslate original settings automatically 6. Enable mqTranslate and check everything works fine If not, disable the plugin and enable qTranslate again. If yes, you can remove mqTranslate installation (but I suggest you keep it as it is harmless once disabled and it can help you if you discover later bugs with mqTranslate).


  • On the 26th of November 2014 at 2:49am,
    Edward said:


  • On the 14th of October 2014 at 11:06pm,
    ManUtopiK said:
    Sorry, I made a mistake. Github repo is here : https://github.com/wp-plugins/mqtranslate/ But this is a mirror. Is there an development repo on github or other ?


    • On the 7th of December 2014 at 6:34pm,
      xhaleera said:
      The official github repo is http://github.com/xhaleera/mqtranslate


  • On the 14th of October 2014 at 10:58pm,
    ManUtopiK said:
    Yes, I use it with WP 4.0 since his release and it works great. I cloned from github's repo here : https://github.com/haxmedia/qTranslate3.9 @xhaleera, you should specify this github link in WP plugins description and on this page...


  • On the 5th of September 2014 at 2:46pm,
    Igor said:
    Hello , is mq translate fully compatible with wordpress 4.0? My hoting serviìces wants to upgrade from Wp 3.9 to 4.0. I'm using mqtranslate, Can I upgrade to 3.9?


    • On the 8th of September 2014 at 7:58am,
      xhaleera said:
      Yes, mqTranslate is compatible with WP 4.0


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code class="" title="" data-url=""> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> <pre class="" title="" data-url=""> <span class="" title="" data-url="">