SiteOrigin Page Builder is based on standard WordPress widgets. This means you have a huge number of widgets to choose from and use in designing your contents. Whatever you build this way, you can conveniently translate it using WPML.

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Getting Started and What to Check

Make sure that Page Builder SiteOrigin is activated, by going to the Plugins page.

The SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle plugin is also recommended as it gives you access to the most common widgets. Remember to activate the Widgets you need to use, from Plugins -> SiteOrigin Widgets:

 

Checking that all the Widgets you need are activated.
Checking that all the Widgets you need are activated.

 

Make sure that the WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins are activated.

In order to activate the option that allows you to manually enter your translations do the following:

  1. Open any post or page and in the Language box set the Use WPML’s Translation Editor option to Off.

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  2. In the Use the WordPress Editor to translate dialog box that appears, select the All the site’s content option.

 

Translating your pages built with SiteOrigin (widget-based)

There are three kinds of widgets: Bundle, Page Builder, and the original WordPress ones. Let’s see how to translate them.

1. Click on the Edit link for the page that you want to translate.

Edit button to access the page to translate
Edit button to access the page to translate

2. In the Language box, select the Duplicate checkbox, and then click on the Duplicate button. This will duplicate the page in the selected secondary language.

Duplicating the page to translate it
Duplicating the page to translate it

3. Click on the pencil icon to edit the page in the other language and add your translated text to that duplicated page.

Click on the Pencil to edit the translation.
Click on the Pencil to edit the translation.

4. When editing the duplicated page, click Translate independently in the Language box. After that edit the elements on your page to add the translated text. Do this for all the elements on the page.

Translating a page
Translating a page

5. Once you complete translating all the elements on the page, click on the Update button.

Note that it’s possible to use the Live Editor as well.

Getting help from our support

We have supporters in our forum who are ready six days a week to help you. They are trained in how to use WPML with Virtue.

If you are working with a developer for your site, please use our Translation support forum to get help with translating your site’s content.

If you are setting up the site and WPML yourself, please use our Technical support forum.