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.
- Getting started
- WPML translation tools
- Translating pages
- Translating portfolio pages and categories
- Translating texts from Brooklyn theme, plugins and other places
- Translating menus
- Translating sliders
- Getting help
- Get help with building and maintaining your site
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.
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 in your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.
The Brooklyn Theme comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder.
Visit our documentation page for exact steps on how to translate contents build with WPBakery Page Builder.
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.
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.
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.
In case you need help translating your site built using Brooklyn 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.