Many of us has come across of the term HREFLANG tag .In this article we are going to describe all about this tag and how to add these in your wordpress blog.
Lets start with a question
WHAT IS HREFLANG TAB and WHY YOU NEED HREFLANG TABS IN WORDPRESS ?
The hreflang tag is a combination of the language code and the region code.
Use of HREFLANG tag
1.If you publish content in multiple language or for different geographical; region ,This tag help you to improve seo for those region and language bacause
*This tab help you to tell search engine which page to show for a particular language and region.
*It also helps to define the language
Suppose for the same content,if your site have two pages of diffrent languages then you have to set different hreflang tab in both the pages .
How this hreflang tag works ?
The hreflang tag is a combination of the language code and the region code. For example, en-us for English and the United States, fr-fr for French and France,so on.
Search engines can easily detect the language of a page and automatically match it to the language settings on user’s browser.
There are basically few plugins which can add hreflang Tag in wordpress using a Multilingual plugin
1.Add hreflang Tag in WordPress Using a Multilingual Plugin
As we know that wordpress is such a platform whose functionality and productivity can always be increased with just the installation of plugins.
Here too,many plugins has been designed to add hreflang tag to your exiting wordpress blog .The best approach to building a multilingual WordPress site is by using a multilingual plugin. A multilingual WordPress plugin allows you to easily create and manage content in multiple languages using the same WordPress core software.
These plugins will automatically take care of all technical things such as the hreflang tag, so you can focus on creating content.
The plugins which i recommend is Polylang
It is a free WordPress plugin and comes with a very powerful and easy to use interface to manage multilingual content. For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to how to easily create a multilingual WordPress site.
second plugin is WPML
Another popular option is WPML. It is a premium WordPress plugin with an easy to use interface to create multilingual content on your website. For step by step instructions, see our guide on how to create a multilingual WordPress site with WPML.
now there is also a plugin designed without using these two multilingual plugin.
Add Hreflang Tags in WordPress Without Using a Multilingual Plugin
This method is for users who are not using a multilingual plugin to manage translations on their websites.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the HREFLANG Tags Lite plugin.
For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, the plugin will add a new menu item labeled HREFLANG in your WordPress admin menu. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.
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