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WPForms Multilingual – Create Multilingual Forms with WPML

Improve user experience and engagement by translating the forms you create with WPForms.

Cater to your global audience by providing forms in their native languages, ensuring clear communication and higher form submission rates.

Key Features

Full compatibility with WPForms and WPForms Lite

Insert translated forms into any page using the WPForms block

Translate form fields, sub-labels, and placeholder text

Use automatic translation or send forms to a translator

Included with WPML Multilingual CMS and Multilingual Agency accounts

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Getting Started

Start by installing and activating the following plugins:

If you’re new to WPML, check out our Getting Started Guide. It quickly walks you through different translation options you can use.

Please note that WPForms is not compatible with Translate Everything Automatically mode. If you have this option enabled, you will still need to translate your forms as explained below.

Translating Your Forms

To translate your form, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the WPMLTranslation Management page.
  2. In the Select items for translation section, select WPForms from the first drop-down menu and then click the Filter button.
  3. Select the form that you want to translate.
  4. Click the Add to Translation Queue button. If you’re not the only translator in the site, this button is called Add selected content to translation basket. In this case, after clicking it, go to the Translation Basket tab, select the translator, and send the basket for translation. Please note that it is not currently possible to select the Translate automatically option for WPForms.
Selecting the content for translation

Now, go to WPMLTranslations and click the Translate button for the job related to your form.

Starting the translation of a form

You’re taken to the Advanced Translation Editor where you can translate your form. If you have translation credits, the built-in automatic translation feature immediately fills in the translations for you.

Translating a form using WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor

That’s it, your form is now translated and you can use it in posts and pages.

If the form ever changes in the default language, use these same steps to update its translations.

Translating Other Form Texts

We translated the main form texts but there are some that might not be translated. This includes sub-label texts like First and Last for the Name field.

  1. Go to WPMLTheme and plugins localization. Select WPForms and scan it for strings.
Scanning WPForms for strings
  1. Navigate to WPMLString Translation and search for the sub-label text that you want to translate.
  2. Click on the plus symbol in the row you want to translate and add your translation.
Translating sub-label texts from the String Translation screen

Using Translated Forms In Pages

After creating and translating your form you can insert it into any page using the WPForms block. Then, simply make sure to translate that page as well.

As users visit the page in the secondary language, WPML will automatically display the form in the correct language.

Known Issues

There are no unresolved compatibility issues between this plugin and WPML. Search all known issues.

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 WPForms.

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

October 2, 2023