Brooklyn is a multipurpose parallax WordPress theme and is translation-ready. In this tutorial, you can learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using the Brooklyn theme and WPML.

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Getting started

Make sure that the Brooklyn 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.

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

Translating pages

With WPML, you can translate any types of contents in your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.

Translating pages built with Visual Composer

The Brooklyn 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 Portfolio items or any other custom content items, follow the same steps as for translating any other types of pages. Visit our documentation page for exact steps on translating the content yourself.

Click on the plus icon to translate the portfolio item

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.

Translate the Portfolio item and click on the Save button

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 the 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 Brooklyn theme, plugins, and other places

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.

Translating menus

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

Translating sliders

Brooklyn comes bundled with Slider Revolution. Read our documentation on how to create multilingual sliders using Slider Revolution to translate the slider in the home page and any slider created using the Slider Revolution plugin.

Getting help

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 Brooklyn. 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.

Need help with building and maintaining your site?

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.