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April 2, 2024

If you can’t translate a custom Elementor widget, it’s likely from an incompatible theme or plugin. The widget’s creator needs to register it for translation with WPML.

The default widgets that come with the Elementor page builder work seamlessly with WPML. However, your site may also use additional widgets that aren’t included with the page builder. 

These additional widgets could be created by your development team, third-party developers, or come from other plugins and themes on your site. To translate the content of these widgets, they need to be registered for translation with WPML.

The responsibility for making these widgets translatable doesn’t belong to you

This needs to be done by the external developers or the third-party themes or plugins that created the widgets.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Contact the theme or plugin author – Tell them about the issue and share WPML’s guide to registering page builder widgets for translation. With a few easy configuration steps, the author can make their widgets work seamlessly with WPML.
  2. Ask the WPML Support team for help – While you wait for the author to respond, open a ticket in our Support forum. Our team will try their best to assist you. In some cases, we may be able to provide a custom configuration file to make the widget translatable. If we can’t provide a quick solution, we’ll contact the theme or plugin author ourselves to speed things up.

WPML-Ready Elementor Add-Ons

WPML is compatible with a wide range of plugins offering custom widgets for Elementor. This compatibility ensures you can translate these custom widgets just as easily as the default Elementor widgets.

You can find a list of recommended WPML-Ready Elementor Add-ons in our Recommended Plugins Directory.

We also recommend checking out our article about the best Elementor add-ons for multilingual sites.