Creating a Multilingual Site Using WPML

Updated on February 7, 2019

In this article we’ll provide instructions on how to translate the different elements of the Jupiter theme using WPML.

Getting Started

1Make sure that the WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins are activated. Follow the steps in the WPML beginner’s guide to verify that your setup is correct.

For a better translation experience with contents created using WP Bakery Page Builder, activate WPML Translation Editor.

2To do this go to the WPML > Translation Management page and click the Multilingual Content Setup tab. There, check the Use the translation editor option in the How to translate posts and pages section and click on Save

Use the translation Editor for a better multilingual experience

Translating the Pages

With WPML, you can translate any types of contents in your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read the beginners guide to site translation.

Translating the Pages Built with WPBakery Page Builder

Visit this article for exact steps on how to translate contents build with WP Bakery Page Builder.

Translating Employees Pages and Categories

Jupiter comes with many custom content types like Clients, Employees and, Faqs. To translate Employee items or any custom post type items, you need to follow the same steps as for translating any other types of pages. Visit this article for exact steps on translating the contents yourself.

Click on the plus icon to translate the Employee item

Employee Categories can be translated while translating your pages, on the Translation Editor screen. There, you can translate the Employee elements as well as your Employee Categories.

Translate the Employee item

Additionally, you can translate your Employee Categories on the WPML > Taxonomy Translation page. Select the Employee Categories from the drop-down menu and a list of your categories will appear. Click the “+” icon to translate a category for the respective language and use the dialog box that appears to add your translation.

Translate Employee categories

Keep in mind that the translations of categories are universal: if you make a change, they will be updated everywhere.

Translating Texts From Jupiter Theme, Plugins and Other Places

Besides contents coming from posts and pages in your site, there are usually some texts coming from other places. The Most common examples are themes and plugins. To learn how to translate these texts, read this article about translating these texts manually or sending them to others for translation.

Translating the Menus

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please check this menus translation tutorial.

Translating the Sliders

Jupiter comes bundled with Slider Revolution. Read this article on how to create multilingual sliders using Slider Revolution to translate any slider created using the Slider Revolution plugin.

Synchronizing the Theme Options for all the Languages

You can synchronize the theme options across the different languages on your website.

1Make sure that the WPML plugin is activated.
2From the WordPress left menu, go to Settings > General and check the Unify theme options for all languages for WPML plugin option.

Unify the theme options

3Click on the Save Changes button.

Setting Different Theme Options for Each Language

You can set the options to be different for each language.

1Make sure that the WPML plugin is deactivated.
2From the WordPress left dashboard, go to Jupiter > Theme Options > Advanced > Export Theme Options.
3Copy the code inside the export theme options.
4Activate the WPML plugin.
5From the WordPress left menu, go to Jupiter > Theme Options > Advanced > Import Theme Options.
6Use the language switcher to select a specific language.
7Paste the code that you have from the step 3.
8Click on the Import button then Save Settings.
9Repeat the steps 6-8 for all the other languages.
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