Bridge is a simple and efficient multi-purpose theme that allows you to create your eCommerce, blog or portfolio website. It provides 24 layout concepts and 210 unique demos, making it easy to build your next website. Bridge’s integration with WPML allows you to translate all theme elements effortlessly. In this tutorial, we provide instructions on building multilingual WordPress websites using Bridge theme and WPML.

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Getting Started

Make sure that the Bridge theme is activated, by going to the Appearance -> Themes page.

Make sure that the WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins are activated. Follow the steps in the WPML beginner’s guide to verify that your setup is correct.

For a better translation experience with contents created using Visual Composer, activate WPML Translation Editor. To do this go to the WPML -> Translation Management page and click the Multilingual Content Setup tab. There, check the Use the translation editor option in the How to translate posts and pages section and click on Save.

Use the translation Editor for a better multilingual experience

Translating pages

With WPML, you can translate any types of contents in your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our beginners guide to site translation.

Translating pages built with Visual Composer

The Bridge Theme comes bundled with Visual Composer.

Visit our documentation page for exact steps on how to translate contents build with Visual Composer.

Translating portfolio pages and categories

To translate Portfolios, you need to follow the same steps as for translating any other types of pages. Again, visit our documentation page for exact steps on translating the site yourself.

Click on the + icon to translate the portfolio item

Portfolio Categories can be translated while translating your pages, on theTranslation Editor screen. There, you can translate the portfolio elements as well as yourPortfolio Categories.

Add the translated text to the portfolio item and translate the portfolio categories assigned to the portfolio item

Additionally, you can translate your Portfolio Categories on the WPML -> Taxonomy Translation page. Select the Portfolio Categories from the drop-down menu and a list of your categories will appear. Click the“+” icon to translate a category for the respective language and use the dialog box that appears to add your translation.

Translate portfolio categories

Keep in mind that the translations of categories are universal: if you make a change, they will be updated everywhere.

Translating texts from Bridge theme, plugins, and other places

Besides contents coming from posts and pages in your site, there are usually some texts coming from other places. Most common examples are themes and plugins.

To learn how to translate these texts, read our documentation page about translating these texts manually or sending them to others for translation.

Translating menus

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please see our complete menus translation tutorial.

Translating sliders

The Bridge theme comes bundled with the Slider Revolution plugin. Read our documentation on how to create multilingual sliders using Slider Revolution to translate the sliders created usifng Revolution Slider.

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 Bridge. 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.