Along with WPML, we also maintain several related projects, which allow other kinds of sites to run multilingual.
The “Migrate Polylang to WPML” plugin makes it easy to move sites form Polylang plugin to WPML. It migrates the language information for posts, pages, custom post types and taxonomies.
Of course, you need to have a WPML account to migrate to WPML. The Multilingual Blog account will work for most sites coming from Polylang. To enjoy all the features of WPML, you should get the Multilingual CMS account, which includes String Translation and Translation Management.
If your sidebar widgets are localized with Polylang and you want to migrate their settings, you need to install the free WPML Widgets plugin. This optional extension will allow you to migrate widgets settings in different languages. Also, you need to install the Migrate Polylang to WPML plugin.
Downloading “Migrate Polylang to WPML” Plugin
To download it, go to Migrate Polylang to WPML on Github and get the latest release (on top of the list). In the Downloads section choose the format that you prefer (zip or tar.gz).
Toolset makes it easy to add custom types, fields and taxonomy to any WordPress site, running any theme. With Toolset, you will add custom types to the WordPress admin and display them on the front-end, without writing any PHP.
Using custom types and fields, you can develop rich sites that are simple to maintain. While it’s relatively easy to add custom types to the WordPress admin, displaying them on the front-end can take a lot of work.
Toolset makes this painless, by allowing you to display custom content on the front-end, without writing a single line of PHP.
You will be able to design:
- Templates for single-item pages
- Archive pages (critically important for your site’s SEO)
- Custom lists of content, anywhere in the site
ACFML is a bridge plugin that makes WPML and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin compatible. It also provides support for the ACF Pro version and its extensions.
Issues addressed by the ACFML plugin
If you have been using ACF with WPML you might have encountered issues with Repeater fields and some fields that store WordPress posts or taxonomy relation data; in particular:
- Page Link field
- Post Object field
- Relationship field
- Taxonomy field
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WooCommerce Multilingual makes it easy to run multilingual e-commerce sites with WooCommerce and WPML. The plugin streamlines the translation process, so that you only need to translate the texts. Translations for products, categories and variations are created automatically for you.
Using Gravity Forms with WPML
In this short tutorial we’ll show you how you can translate forms created by Gravity Forms using WPML.
Why translate forms
You can use any contact form plugin and simply create different forms, per language. So, what’s the benefit in translating the same form to different languages?
The reason is convenience.
Setting up a form may be a complex process. Often, you may want to include logic for notifications, validation and other “behind the scenes” settings. Additionally, it’s often easier to insert a single “contact us” form into your content, without having to worry about what form in which language you are inserting.
WPML lets you create one set of forms with Gravity Forms, in your language. Then, you only need to translate the texts that appear in the forms and WPML will display the form in the right language. It’s the same form and any changes you do on it will apply instantly to all languages.
Ready? Let’s get started!
Use BuddyPress plugin with WPML to make your social network multilingual.
BuddyPress is a powerful WordPress plugin that let’s you transform or add to your web site, a social network, transforming WordPress users into network members, creating groups, having activity stream and much more. BuddyPress Multilingual 1.5 allows BuddyPress sites to run multilingual using the WPML plugin. In this short tutorial I’ll show you what is expected when using a BuddyPress Multilingual powered site.
A few weeks ago, we reached out to our clients for help in finding solutions to import multilingual websites. We received positive replies from many people, and we immediately started working on this.
Today, we are happy to say that we can offer our clients a stable way to import content between WPML-driven websites. We worked closely with the WP All Import development team and rewrote the WPML All Import add-on.
This WooCommerce extension lets you choose which payment gateways to display for different countries, as determined by the customer’s billing address.
Some payment options (gateways) are only available to clients in specific countries. The Internet has turned the world into one global village, but still, many payment options are limited by country. These limitations are due to tax reasons, billing infrastructure, currencies, and what have you. No matter what the reason is, WCGCL will let you choose which payment gateways to offer for clients in different countries.
Limiting payment gateways per country
After you install and activate this extension, all checkout options are available to all countries as before. Then, you can choose the availability of different payment options, for different countries.
Go to WooCommerce->Settings and click Checkout tab.
Now, click on the link with the name of the payment gateway that you want to limit to specific countries.
WooCommerce Views allows adding e-commerce functionality to any site, running any theme, using WooCommerce plugin. It lets you build a complete e-commerce section, without having to dive into the complex WooCommerce template system.
WooCommerce Views works with Views plugin, letting you create websites from within the WordPress admin. You’ll be able to design product templates and build complex product listings. It augments Views plugin by adding the special fields for WooCommerce functionality.
Once you activate WooCommerce Views, you will be able to insert fields such as ‘product payment’, ‘product image’ and anything else needed to build an e-commerce site.
Everything that you build with WooCommerce Views is fully multilingual ready, making it the easiest way to build multilingual e-commerce sites.
qTranslate is another plugin for multilingual WordPress. It works much differently from WPML. Instead of having different languages in different posts, qTranslate places all languages in the same post.
This importer tool splits the content of different languages to different posts, allowing your site to run with WPML.
The plugin is available from the WordPress plugins repository:
Single-Language Conversion (no WPML, strip all translations)
If you’re using the qTranslate Importer plugin without WPML, the output will be a site with just one language. The conversion process will ask you which language you want to maintain. All other languages will be deleted from the site.
This is useful if you’ve been experimenting with qTranslate and now you want to clean the database from all those language meta-tags.
At the end of the processing, all posts will have just the one language that you choose.
Why do I need the Multilingual Tools plugin?
The Multilingual Tools plugin can help theme and plugin developers to test their products’ multilingual capabilities. It will automatically add language code or custom notices to translated content, allowing the developer to review what is working correctly and what requires modification to be translated.
In this tutorial, we show you how to create a fully multilingual eCommerce site that sells digital products using Easy Digital Downloads and WPML. This makes products and stores translatable, i.e., it lets your visitors quickly and easily switch between languages and order products in their own language.
- Easy Digital Downloads (version 2.6.6 or above)
- A recent version of WPML (version 3.5.0 or above), including the String Translation and Translation Management add-ons.
- The Easy Digital Downloads Multilingual plugin (version 1.2.2 or above)
- WPML’s Getting Started Guide will help you in setting up WPML in a few minutes. You will want to refer to it later for some of its subtopics, String Translation.
- Easy Digital Downloads documentation will provide you with all the information needed to set it up and add your products.
- Install and activate the core WPML plugin along with the String Translation add-on and go through the WPML setup wizard.
- Install and activate the Easy Digital Downloads Multilingual plugin.
- Install and activate the Easy Digital Downloads Plugin.
Make sure to set the permalink structure to something other than the default. For instance, you can use the Post name option. This is set on the Settings -> Permalinks page. Do not forget to save the changes.
- Translate pages created by the Easy Digital Downloads plugin
- Translate categories and tags
- Translate products
- Translate other texts
Upon activation, Easy Digital Downloads automatically creates various pages that are necessary for a functional checkout flow. These pages are:
- Purchase Confirmation
- Purchase History
- Transaction Failed
As an example, we will translate the Checkout page.
- On your WordPress dashboard navigate to Pages -> All Pages.
- Click on the + icon next to the Checkout page to translate the page.
- Click on the “Copy content from English” button to copy the text from the original language.
- Add your translated text to the title.
- Make sure that the [download_checkout] short code is copied to the body.
- Click the Publish button.
Note that you can translate all Easy Digital Downloads pages in the same manner.
Translating categories and tags
On your WordPress dashboard navigate to Downloads -> Categories. To add a new category and translate it, follow the steps below:
Make sure that your admin bar language switcher shows your default language, in our case. it is English.
- Fill the category name, slug, and description, and then click on the Add New Download Category button as illustrated below.
- Click on the edit link of the category that we have just created.
- Click on the add link found under the language section to translate the category.
- Add your translated text and click on the Add New Download Category to save the translation.
Note that you can follow the same steps to translate the downloads tags.
We have already created a product, if you want to know how to create one, check this tutorial to guide you through.
To translate the product, follow the steps below:
- Navigate to Downloads -> All Downloads to see a list of all the products that you have created.
- Click on the + icon to add the translation.
- Add your translated text and add the downloadable file. You are free to add a different file for download different than the one found in the default language.
- Click on the Publish button.
Note that WPML will automatically synchronize the non-text attributes of products. This includes the price and variable prices as they do not require translation.
Translating other texts
There are several texts that you can personalize like the Add to Cart button. You can change these texts in the default language by navigating to Download -> Settings. You can find the Add to Cart text in the Misc tab -> Button text. Similarly, you will find translatable texts on the different settings tabs. In the image below, we have edited the text on the button to be Add to Cart Change.
To translate these strings navigate to WPML -> String Translation and search for the exact string. Click on the translations link to add your translated text. Select the Translation is complete option and click Save. See the image below.
You can build your multilingual website that offers downloadable products easily using Easy Digital Downloads, Easy Digital Downloads Multilingual, and WPML plugins. Following the detailed instructions in this tutorial will guide you on how to translate the pages created by Easy Digital Downloads plugin, categories, products and, other textual elements.