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Updated
October 11, 2021

MetaSlider is an easy-to-use WordPress slider plugin. In this tutorial, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to translate your sliders using WPML.

Required Plugins

Essential Resources

Getting started

  • Install and activate the WPML plugin along with the Media translation add-on.
  • Install and activate the MetaSlider Gallery plugin.

How to translate your sliders

Creating a multilingual slider takes only 3 easy steps:

  1. Create your default language slider.
  2. Create your secondary language slider.
  3. Insert the default language slider into the page/post and translate it.

Create your default language slider

To create a slider:

  1. Click on the MetaSlider item in the main WordPress menu.
  2. Click New to create a new slider.
  3. Give your slider a name.
Creating a new slider
Creating a new slider
  1. Click on the Add Slide button to choose your slider images from the Media Library or upload new images.
Adding slides
Adding slides
  1. Configure your slider as you would like it.
  2. Click on the Save button in the upper right corner.

Note: if you had images in your media library before installing WPML go to the WPMLMedia Translation page. There, make sure that all the options are as shown below in the existing media section. Click on the Start button. Read more about the Media Translation Module.

Media Translation settings
Media Translation settings

Create your secondary language slider

  1. Open your default language slider in MetaSlider and click Duplicate.
  2. Add your translations and change any images or settings you would prefer for your secondary language.
Creating a slider in a secondary language
Creating a slider in a secondary language
  1. Save the slider.

Insert the default language slider into the page/post and translate it

  1. To add your slider to a page or post, add the MetaSlider block and choose the correct slideshow from the dropdown.
Adding a slider to a post or page using the MetaSlider block
Adding a slider to a post or page using the MetaSlider block
  1. In the Language meta box, turn off Use WPML’s Translation Editor. Then, click the + icon next to the secondary language you would like to translate the post into.
Translating the slider page manually
Translating the slider page manually
  1. Add the title and page content you want on your secondary language page.
  2. Add the MetaSlider block and choose the slider you created in your secondary language.
Adding the MetaSlider block on your secondary language page
Adding the MetaSlider block on your secondary language page
  1. Click the Publish button.

Results

This is how the sliders look on the front-end:

The slider in the default language

The slider in the secondary language

Known Issues

There are no known compatibility issues between this plugin and WPML.