Bogo is a straight-forward multilingual plugin for WordPress.

The core of WordPress itself has the built-in localization capability so you can use the dashboard and theme in one language other than English. Bogo expands this capability to let you easily build a multilingual blog on a single WordPress install.

Here are some technical details for those interested. Bogo plugin assigns one language per post. It plays nice with WordPress – Bogo does not create any additional custom table on your database, unlike some other plugins in this category. This design makes Bogo a solid, reliable and conflict-free multilingual plugin.

Getting started with Bogo

  1. Install language packs

    First, install language packs for languages you use on the site. You can view and install language packs in the Language Packs screen (Languages > Language Packs).

  2. Select your language for admin screen

    Bogo lets each logged-in user select a language for their admin screen UI. Select a language from the menu on the Toolbar, or from the menu in the Profile screen (Users > Your Profile) if the Toolbar is invisible.

  3. Translate your posts and pages

    To create a translation post, go to the editor screen for the original post and find the Language box. Bogo does only make a copy of the post; translating the copied post is your task.

  4. Add language switcher widgets

    It would be useful for site visitors if you have a language switcher on your site. Bogo provides the Language Switcher widget in the Widgets screen (Appearance > Widgets).

    You can also use the [bogo] shortcode to put a language switcher inside a post content. If you want to use this shortcode in your theme’s template files, embed the following code into the template:

    <?php echo do_shortcode( '[bogo]' ); ?>

Privacy notices

With the default configuration, this plugin, in itself, does not:

  • track users by stealth;
  • write any user personal data to the database;
  • send any data to external servers;
  • use cookies.


  • You can select your language in the Toolbar.
  • The Language box manages the post's translations.
  • The Language Packs screen lets you view and install language packs.


  1. Upload the entire bogo folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen (Plugins > Installed Plugins).


Agosto 9, 2021
I tried Bogo everal times, the older versions didn't work for me, or I couldn't find all the settings. Now I gave it one more try because I've had it with Google translate crappy plugins, and it all works! I'm almost done translating my complete site (a lot of work), but the way Bogo is build it is as solid as a rock. Menu translation is done by apointing translated menu items, you can let the menu item to a specific language with a check box. Something you realy have to know, it took me some time to find it. That brings me to the following. A short manual is in place for this plugin. It will realy prevent users to step out and look for another solution. Pitty, becuase it's a great plugin.
Agosto 29, 2020
Easy to use, not sure why the last guy wrote a bad review. I use Site Origin Page Builder and it works fine with Bogo.
Setyembre 23, 2020
Elementor is a great pagebuilder. It's very pity that this plugin seems not be compatible with Elementor. The language switcher is a static list version with no extra options. Maybe it's made only for standard WordPress websites without more layout extensions...? I miss really more modern layout possibilities.
Abril 24, 2021
dear team, thank you so much for making this plugin. since a long time, I am looking for a free yet powerful language switcher plugin for my WordPress site. I have tried so many plugins, either they are not powerful or they are very high in the budget. recently, I am researching about the developer of "contact form 7" plugin. I realised they have made one more plugin called "BOGO", and it is related to multi-language. I tried "BOGO" in my wp site and it was great. I really like that we can add language switcher block in the footer as a widget. my question is, can we add this language switcher block/button in the header menu or anywhere near the top of the website. so that visitor can know that this site is also available in another language.
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Contributors & Developers

“Bogo” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Bogo” has been translated into 13 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Enqueues the Block Editor script only in the post editor screens.


  • Corrects regexp patterns in bogo_get_url_with_lang().


  • Fixes several rewrite rules-related bugs that 3.5 has introduced.


  • Adds auth_callback to post meta definition.
  • Suppresses locale query for XML sitemap.
  • Corrects several rewrite rules-related issues.