Setting up a Multilingual Website with the Polylang Plugin
A Multilingual website is a website that provides content in more than one language. Lots of international company websites provide their content in different languages for their international audience. It is possible to set up a multilingual website with a simple free plugin called Polylang.
There are three main steps to set up a multilingual website. The first one is installing the Polylang plugin, second configuring the Polylang plugin and third is translating your current content into the target language.
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Installing the Polylang Plugin
To install the Polylang plugin:
To create a language:
Translating the Content
After creating a language, you will need to add the content in the target language. In other words, you’ll need to translate each of the pages and posts that you want to display in other languages.
To translate your pages and posts:
Polylang plugin allows you to translate user-defined strings such as the site title, tagline, or widget titles.
Adding a Language Switcher
You can include the Polylang language switcher in your menu.
To add the language switcher:
Configuring the Theme Options as Unified or Separate
In the Jupiter theme, there are two methods to configuring the theme options. The first method lets you set the theme options from the single options page as unified for all languages. The second method lets you have separate theme options for each language.
Unified Theme Options Method
To set your theme options from the unified theme options panel:
Separate Theme Options Method
To set your theme options separately for each language: