How has WordPress made localization better?

Have you worked on website localization project lately?

I understand this was a nightmare atleast a year ago.

With WordPress WPML (WordPress Multi Language), it is such a smooth sail now.

With WPML around, we can have a single website with content in as many languages we choose.

Pros of WPML plugin-

  1. Maintain single website only
  2. Site load faster for each language
  3. Easy to replace equivalent images
  4. Easy to translate all plugin contents, pages, posts, admin area, front end, Navigation links
  5. Search engine friendly

Cons of WPML plugin-

  1. Paid plugin with yearly renewal

If you are adding a language that starts from right, such as Arabic/Urdu/Sindhi, not to worry, even this can be taken care by RTL plugin.