Making site available in multiple languages benefits bringing in more visitors on the site for sure and thus sell. Not agree? See the benefits of Multilingual website here.

On the same time, Directory + WPML using at a time requires a lot of patience of yours. Both are big applications and thus they require very correct configuration to get the intended output.

We are trying here to make it easier for you with some start up help in translation. After activating WPML packages, complete the installation of it by selecting your languages and language selector position.

Now, Start translating content!

DON’T: When you think to translate content, don’t jump in to posts/listings first. Some of the other steps are required prior to get translated. So that content can be translated after that easily.

These are five easy steps you can follow one by one:

  1. First and very important step is: You will need to translate your Frontpage from WP-admin >> Pages in the other languages to be displayed on the frontend when switching languages. Click on the plus (+) sign to translate the pages in the other languages.
    Don’t check this right now. You will not be able to see the home page still in multiple languages because there are other content still which needs to be translated.
  2. Now, translate the custom fields from WP-admin >> Tevolution >> Custom Fields Setup. If you don’t find here the plus (+) sign, refer Directory theme guide’s WPML section FAQ.
  3. Categories/Tags: Go to WP-admin > Listings > Listings Categories/Tags and translate the categories or tags available. You can do the same with “Posts” post type or any other post type you are using.
  4. Translate your posts/listings/events/etc…
  5. Widgets and Strings: For translating the backend widget strings or remaining strings on the frontend, please go to WP-admin >> WPML >> String Translation. More details.

These were some small tips to start translations with Templatic Themes. WPML’s expert documentation is always there to help you deeper for this.