- November 7, 2023
With the WPML Multilingual Blog account, you can use the WordPress editor to translate the content on your Elementor-powered website.
As an Elementor and WPML Multilingual Blog account user, you can translate the content in posts, pages, and custom post types. WPML lets you duplicate the Elementor page and manually translate the page content and texts inside the widgets using the WordPress editor.
With the WPML Multilingual Blog account, you cannot translate Global Widgets and Elementor templates.
To translate Global Widgets, Elementor templates, and to use features like automatic translation, you need either the Multilingual CMS or Agency account. With these accounts, you can build a fully multilingual site with Elementor and WPML.
Start by installing and activating the following plugins:
- Elementor plugin, free or pro version
- WPML core plugin
If you set up your site to use different domains per language, make sure you have the auto sign-in and sign-out feature enabled. This lets you switch between domains to edit content without getting logged out.
Once you create a post or page in your default language, follow these steps:
- Edit the page in your default language. In the Language box, select the Duplicate checkbox, and then click Duplicate. This will duplicate the page in the selected secondary language.
- From the Language box, click the pencil icon next to the language you duplicated the page into. If you can’t see the secondary language pages, you may need to click on show next to Translations.
- In the same Language box, click Translate independently. This turns off the sync feature for the secondary language page so your translations won’t be overwritten when you update the default language page.
- Type in your translation for the page title and click on the Update button. Then, click on Edit with Elementor.
- You are taken to a duplicate of your default language Elementor page. Edit each section and manually translate the texts inside the widgets.
- When you’re done translating, click the Update button. On the front-end, you can use the language switcher to view the page in your default and secondary language.
Elementor page in default language
Translated Elementor page
Extend your Elementor functionality with WPML-compatible addons. Check out our Best Elementor Addons for Multilingual Sites guide to learn more about our recommended solutions.