We’re ready with a developers version of WPML that includes multilingual menus. This version looks OK, but we’re still not using it for our own sites.
Different Menu Per Language
Menus now have languages, so that they also have translations – just like everything else in your site.
When visitors go to your site, they’ll see the menu for that language. So, if you have 3 languages, you’ll be able to create 3 menus – one per language.
This way, menu items would be fully localized. You can create custom items in the right language, set individual titles, etc.
Creating Multilingual Menus
It works pretty similar to posts, pages and anything else you’re using in WordPress.
When you create a menu, you choose its language. Then, click on the language links to add translations to other languages.
Each menu translation that you create starts blank. You need to populate it with items in that language.
Note: in the future, we’ll also support multilingual items within the same menu. This means that you can create one menu for all languages and translate the individual items. It’s half working now, so we recommend having an individual menu for each language.
- taxonomies search
- ‘Automatically add new top-level pages’ is still a little buggy
As always, we’re looking for your feedback.
We’d like to release this version early next week, so early feedback would be great. Try to test on different themes, not only 2010, so that we can see less obvious issues.
Thanks, and have a great weekend!