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).


29 augustus 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.
23 september 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.
2 mei 2020
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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  • Modernize the JS build process.
  • Uses ‘__()’ in JavaScript.
  • Has removed some unused functions and variables.
  • Has been tested with WordPress 5.6.


  • Fixed: Unintended locale was set in the Posts screen.
  • Supports set_screen_option_bogo_texts_per_page filter hook.
  • REST API: Adds the permission_callback argument to endpoint definition.


  • Fixed: Translation selector with no available option was displayed in a Classic Editor meta box.
  • Fixed: The lang variable in a request was ignored on admin screens.
  • Fixed: Elements in the HTML header had incorrect language attributes.


  • User locale: Fixes several issues seen when you are logged-in as a non-Administrator role user.
  • User locale: Renders the Toolbar in the logged-in user’s locale even on the front side.
  • Capabilities: Editor role users can now access the Terms Translation page, but higher level capabilities are required to edit some of translation items.
  • Makes the exclude_enus_if_inactive option true by default.
  • New filter hook: bogo_get_short_name


  • Block Editor: Displays a spinner icon when creating a translation post.
  • Block Editor: Suggests posts in the same locale as the current post when making a text link or doing other operations in a block.
  • Block Editor: Fixes the issue that character references appear in post titles.


  • Supports Block Editor.
  • Adds the short_name option to bogo_available_languages().
  • Uses the post guid for the value of the _original_post post meta.
  • Improves HTML markup of the language switcher.