WPEC 3.8 is out and it looks like it should run multilingual e-commerce sites. We need help testing and polishing it.
The big news about WPEC is that it now uses WordPress custom types for products and categories. Since WPML supports multilingual custom types, it looks like this can power multilingual e-commerce sites!
When you get started, you need to tell WPML that you’re translating the custom WPEC types. Make sure that you have the Translation Management module installed. Then, go to:
WPML->Translation Management->Multilingual content setup
Choose “Translate” next to the items that require translations. Types that need to appear the same across all languages should remain “Do nothing”.
Translating Product Data
Once you’ve made products translatable, you’ll see WPML’s language controls on product pages and listings.
Click on the language names to view products in different languages.
To add translations, edit a product and use the Language box to translate. You can also use the Translation Dashboard to send multiple products to translation at once.
Help us Test
On the surface, it all looks good. We’re not running any real WP E-Commerce shop, so we need your help to test it all.
If you’re using both WPML and WP E-Commerce, we’d love to get your help. Setup a test site, add products and start testing.
The guys from WPEC are just as eager as we are to make multilingual e-commerce a reality. Let us know what challenges you’re still facing and we’ll go through them one at a time.