Microsoft AJAX Translation

A quick, simple, and light way for your readers to translate your blog by using the Microsoft Translator API.

Author:lovelucy (profile at
WordPress version required:2.8
WordPress version tested:3.3.2
Plugin version:0.1.1
Added to WordPress repository:03-03-2012
Last updated:03-03-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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The Microsoft AJAX Translation WordPress plugin offers a “Translate” button that allows readers to translate your blog’s posts into a specified language with a quick, light ajax call to the Microsoft Translator API.

Why Microsoft AJAX Translation?

As of December 1, 2011, Google Translate API v1 is no longer available; it was officially deprecated due to the substantial economic burden. Google Translate API v2 is now available as a paid service only, and the number of requests your application can make per day is limited.

This is dramatic news. All of those “free” programs that hitchhiked on Google Translate are history. A lot of wordpress plugins that depended on the free Google Translation Engine also not work any more.

Fortunately, Microsoft still provide a free translation API for programmer. That’s why I decide to develop this plugin, which uses Microsoft Translator API. It is a surprisingly adequate substitute for Google Translate.


  • 38 languages supported. Powered by Microsoft’s state-of-the-art statistical machine translation system.
  • Detects your source language automatically. If your source text changes to more than one language it may get confused.
  • Detects visitor’s language automatically. Show the translate button in your readers’ prefered language according to their broswer UA.
  • AJAX translation. Better user experience as no refresh is needed.
  • On demand translation. The plugin can translate just the content of the post, and full page translation is also supported.
  • Flexible to exclude certain posts and pages. Even a section of a page can be excluded from being translated by a jQuery selector.

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This plugin is forked from the Google AJAX Translation wordpress plugin. Thanks Libin, alquanto and monodistortion for their previous work.

This plugin uses the jquery-translate plugin and the Microsoft Translator API .


Have questions or suggestions for this plugin?

Please ask in the forums here.

  1. Please start a new thread for your question, problem, or suggestion. Use the tag microsoft-ajax-translation so that it shows up in the same list.
  2. Please include as much information as possible like:
    WordPress version, Microsoft AJAX Translation version, a link to your web page
  3. Most problems seem to be theme related so check to see if the plugin works in the default theme.