Uncode is a multi-purpose WordPress theme based on a clean and modern design. It also comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder. In this tutorial, you can learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using Uncode and WPML.
- Getting started
- WPML translation tools
- Translating pages
- Translating pages built with WPBakery Page Builder
- Adding translation support for custom WPBakery Page Builder modules
- Translating Post Types
- Translating portfolio pages and categories
- Translating texts from Uncode theme, plugins and other places
- Translating menus
- Translating sliders
- Getting help from our support
- Get help with building and maintaining your site
Here is a short video that explains the multilingual workflow of translating a business website using Uncode theme and WPML.
Make sure that the Uncode 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.
WPML offers two translation editors you can use for translating your site’s content:
- WPML classic translation editor (CTE).
- WPML advanced translation editor (ATE) offers automatic translation, a glossary, spell checker, and more! The automatic machine translation service starts at $4.98/month for 5,000 words and provides enough word quota for most sites.
Besides translating your site content yourself, you can also:
- Send your content for translation to a professional translation service.
- Create your own team of local translators from the Translation Roles tab in Translation Management and assign translation jobs to them.
With WPML, you can translate any types of contents on your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.
The Uncode Theme comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder.
Visit our documentation page for exact steps on how to translate contents build with WPBakery Page Builder.
WPML allows you to manually enable the translation of custom WPBakery Page Builder modules and modules’ attributes. Check out our guide on defining page builder shortcodes in the language configuration file.
WPML provides the Translatable – use translation if available or fallback to default language mode. It automatically displays the translation of the post type if it is available. Otherwise, it will display the post in the default language. This means that users can simply show the original content if no translation is available, without the need to duplicate the content. To control the translation mode for each post types, please use the following steps:
1. Go to the WPML → Settings page.
2. Scroll down to Post Types Translation
3. Select Translatable – use translation if available or fallback to original language option for the post types of your choice.
To translate Portfolio items or any custom post type items, you need to follow the same steps as for translating any other types of pages. Visit our documentation page for exact steps on translating the contents yourself.
Portfolio Categories can be translated while translating your pages, on the Translation Editor screen. There, you can translate the Portfolio elements as well as your Portfolio Categories.
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 plus icon to translate a category for the respective language and use the dialog box that appears to add your translation.
Keep in mind that the translations of categories are universal: if you make a change, they will be updated everywhere.
Besides contents coming from posts and pages on 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 strings.
With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please check our complete menus translation tutorial.
Uncode comes bundled with Slider Revolution. Read our documentation on how to create multilingual sliders using Slider Revolution to translate any slider created using the Slider Revolution plugin.
In case you need help translating your site built using Uncode and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.
If you need help with building or maintaining your site, take a look at our list of WPML Contractors. They are experienced developers specialized in developing multilingual sites.