Originally written
September 19, 2013
Updated
January 17, 2020

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Slider Revolution is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create responsive sliders with many animation effects, text, image and video layers, and many other features. The textual content of the slides’ layers needs to be translated in multilingual sites. In this tutorial, we teach you how to do this with WPML.

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Getting started

If you are a developer, ensure that the latest version of Slider Revolution plugin is activated.

To get started, make sure that the following plugins are activated: WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins.

If you own a website and are working with a developer, please ask for the developer’s assistance in managing these settings.

Translating Slider Revolution Sliders

To translate a Slider follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the slider (module) editing screen.
  2. Navigate to the module general setting.
    Navigate to the module’s general settings
  3. Scroll to the bottom and turn on the “Use WPML Settings” option then Save.
    Turn on using WPML settings
  4. Go to the “Slide Options” and click WPML. From the Slide Lang. drop-down menu choose the default slide language and Save.
    Set the language of the default slide
  5. Hover your mouse over the “Slides” menu item and then click the duplication icon to duplicate the slide you want to translate.
  6. Duplicate the slide
  7. Choose 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 duplicated slide
  8. Translate the slide textual content. 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

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 know more about creating post-based sliders, check out Slider Revolutions guide on creating post-based sliders.

To translate post-based sliders, you only need to make sure that you translate the posts that 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.

Getting help

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