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How to create a multilingual WP website using WPML plugin?
Posted by Howard R. on 15 December 2016 05:08 AM

Installation

If you want to create a WordPress multilingual website, then you don't have many choices. You can use free plugins such as Polylang, qTranslate etc or use a premium plugin like WPML.

We strongly suggest to use WPML since it's the most complete solution for creating a multilingual WP website.

Configuration

After installing and activating the WPML, then you should configure it, wrong configuration can create many problems for your website so please configure it with caution. We suggest to read this article carefully and proceed with its instructions: How to Create a Multilingual WordPress Site with WPML

Also you can check WPML official guide for language configuration: WPML Language Setup

Translating

After configuration, then you need to start translating your website contents. Please check following articles for each section.

Translating Posts/Pages

Translating Categories/Tags/Custom Taxonomies

Translating Menus

Translating Widgets

Translating Strings

Anything that doesn’t fall inside posts, pages or taxonomy goes into String Translation. This includes the site’s tagline, general texts in Admin screens, widget titles and many other texts.

Translate WPL listings

Using WPL multilingual feature, you can simply configure your WPL to work with WPML. This way you're able to translate property descriptions, property titles, location texts, page titles etc simply. Please check this article completely: WPL Multilingual Feature

Also if you added your custom fields using WPL Flex, then you're able to translate those fields using WPML String Translation menu. Please check this article: Translating dynamic WPL strings

Language Switcher

After translating your website contents, then you should place a language switcher into your website so visitors can simply choose their desired language. Also you may check language switcher options to achieve your desired style.

Appendix

Change WordPress admin language

Different domains for languages


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