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September 19, 2023

Slider Revolution allows you to create responsive sliders with many animation effects, text, images, and more. On multilingual sites, you will want to translate the text in the slides. In this tutorial, we teach you how to do this with WPML.

WPML doesn’t support the translation of global layers. We will update here as soon as this gets implemented into the Slider Revolution plugin.

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Getting Started

Start by installing and activating the following plugins:

  • The latest version of Slider Revolution
  • WPML core plugin and WPML String Translation add-on

If you’re new to WPML, check out our Getting Started Guide. It quickly walks you through different translation options you can use.

Translating Slider Revolution Sliders

Let’s start by translating a regular slider. For post-based sliders look in the section below.

To translate a slider, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the slider (module) editing screen.
  2. Navigate to the module general settings.
Navigate to the module's general settings
Navigating to the module’s general settings
  1. Scroll to the bottom and turn on the Use WPML Settings option, then click Save.
Turn on using WPML settings
Turning on the use of WPML settings
  1. Go to Slide Options and click WPML. From the Slide Lang. drop-down menu choose the default slide language and click Save.
Set the language of the default slide
Set the language of the default slide
  1. Hover your mouse over the Slides menu item and then click the duplication icon to duplicate the slide you want to translate.
Duplicate the slide
Duplicating a slide to translate
  1. Select the slide that you duplicated. We recommend that you use a descriptive name that indicates the slide language you will translate it into.
Choose the duplicate slide
Choosing the duplicate slide
  1. Translate the slide’s text. Once done, go to the Slide Options and click WPML. From the Slide Lang. drop-down menu, choose the language that you translated your slide into and Save.
Translate the slide content and set the slide language then save
Translating the slide content and setting the slide language

To translate all the slides inside the slider select the slide and repeat steps 5 to 7.

Translating Post-Based Sliders

Slider Revolution allows you to create sliders that pull in data from your posts, such as, the post title, excerpt and featured image. To learn more, check out Slider Revolution’s guide on creating post-based sliders.

Post-based sliders should have only one slide and its language option should be set to All Languages. This is because this one slide displays content coming from different posts.

To translate post-based sliders, you need to make sure that you translate the posts you are displaying on your slider. See our Getting Started Guide to learn more about translating posts and different types of content on your website.

If you have some text manually typed into your post-based slider, you need to first make it translatable. For example, let’s say you add a text layer and type in any text, such as “Learn More”. To translate this text, you need to wrap it in the wpml-string shortcode. You can then translate the text in String Translation.

Here is an example of the shortcode you can insert into your post-based slider:

[wpml-string context="WordPress"]Learn More[/wpml-string]

Of course, you need to replace the “WordPress” and “Learn More” values with your own ones. Below, we briefly explain the parameters in the shortcode above:

  • WordPress is an example of a theme’s text domain or unique identifier. It makes the text available for translation.
  • Learn More is an example of the text you want to translate. Here, you should input your own text.

Once you Save the changes to your slider, you can go to WPML → String Translation to translate the text.

Translating the text wrapped in the shortcode in String Translation

Known Issues

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

Getting Help

In case you need help translating your site built using Slider Revolution and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.