Language Switcher
Language Switcher
Language Switcher
Language Switcher
Language Switcher
Language Switcher
Language Switcher

Language Switcher


SKU: LSW Categories: , ,


Language Switcher allows you to map urls of alternative languages for Post Types and Taxonomies. Additionally it allows you to filter archive pages by language.

Free Features

  • STANDALONE – No WordPress Multisite required
  • MIXED SOURCES – map internal or external urls
  • POST TYPE LANGUAGE – Add a main language selector to post types and map urls of alternative languages
  • TAXONOMY LANGUAGE  – Add a main language selector to terms and map urls of alternative languages
  • HREFLANG LINKS – Add hreflang links into the head of each page and improve the SEO
  • MENU LANGUAGE – Add a main language selector to the menu settings and switch the menu accordingly
  • LANGUAGE FILTERS – Filter items by language in the main WP_Query of archive pages
  • LANGUAGE WIDGET – Add the language switcher with the widget
  • LANGUAGE SHORTCODE – Add the language switcher anywhere with the shortcode language-switcher
  • LANGUAGE MENUS – Add the language switcher to your navigation menus
  • SWITCHER TITLE – Select from multiple options to customize the switcher title
  • COUNTRY FLAGS – Add country flags manually to your Theme Additional CSS or style.css

Addon Features

  • LANGUAGE EVERYWHERE – Enable language switcher for custom post types and taxonomies such as WooCommerce Product, Order, Category and Tags


  • Polylang

Additional Customizations

Use the CSS classes .lsw-iso .lsw-language .lsw-native for additional customizations or contact us

The language selections are prefixed by <span class="flag flag-{iso}"></span>

The plugin contains a default flag sprite image and some instructions in the Language Switcher settings tab to implement the css style.

It is optional and needs to be implemented manually via Theme > Additional CSS or through your filesystem.


How to install Language Switcher?

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don't even need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of Language Switcher, log in to your WordPress admin panel, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New. In the search field type "Language Switcher" and click Search Plugins. Once you've found my plugin extension you can view details about it such as the the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking Install Now. After clicking that link you will be asked if you're sure you want to install the plugin. Click yes and WordPress will automatically complete the installation.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading my plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application.
  1. Download the plugin file to your computer and unzip it
  2. Using an FTP program, or your hosting control panel, upload the unzipped plugin folder to your WordPress installation's wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu within the WordPress admin.


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