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Add Google translate to website

First, you will need to get the code that Google provides at the following website: https://translate.google.com/manager/website/

Follow the prompts that Google walks you through of setting up the translate widget. When you get to the area that is providing the code to paste to your website, you will need to copy the meta code. Leave the Google page open and follow these instructions to add this to your Point2 account:

  • Sign in to your Point2 account at www.point2.com
  • Click Websites from the top menu
  • Click Agent Site
  • Click Edit in the Agent Site section
  • Click the Manage Website tab at the top
  • Click Search Engine Information
  • Click in the HTML <head> Tag Editor
  • A popup warning will come up warning to be careful when adding code to this area, click OK
  • Now you will be able to paste the code
  • Click Apply to All Pages

Nothing will appear on your page yet.  Now you need to copy the other snippet on the Google page and paste that to your website as well. Go back to the Google page and copy the snippet of code. You have a couple of options of where to place the code, you can paste it in the same HTML <head> tag editor and the translate tool will show at the very top of your website, or you can add the code to any page in a side column so that it shows lower on the page.  If you choose to add it to a side column the step will need to be repeated for every page you want the code to show on.  If you choose to show it at the very top you will only need to add the code once.  

If you want it to show at the very top follow these steps:

  • Click the Manage Website tab at the top
  • Click Search Engine Information
  • Click in the HTML <head> Tag Editor
  • A popup warning will come up warning to be careful when adding code to this area, click OK
  • Hit enter twice after the code that was just pasted there and then paste the snippet from Google
  • Click Apply to All Pages

You will now see the translate tool showing along the very top of your website.

If you'd like to add the code to one of the side columns:

  • From one of the side columns choose Add Content 
  • On the Add Content page select the General Purpose tab
  • In the Advanced Content section click Add to Page
  • Leave the title blank and choose Horizontal Header Line: NO 
  • Click Next 
  • A blank box will appear that you can paste the snippet from Google
  • Click OK

You will now see the translate tool showing where you added it and anyone who comes to your website will be able to translate the page to another language. 

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