BeTheme is a powerful WordPress theme offering many features, including a drag-and-drop page builder. In this tutorial, you can learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using BeTheme and WPML.
- Getting started
- WPML translation tools
- Translating pages
- Translating pages built using the Muffin Builder
- Translating pages built with WPBakery Page Builder
- Adding translation support for custom WPBakery Page Builder modules
- Translating portfolio pages and categories
- Translating texts from BeTheme theme, plugins and other places
- Translating menus
- Translating sliders
- Known issues with BeTheme
- Getting help
- Get help with building and maintaining your site
Make sure that the BeTheme 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.
To ensure compatibility with WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor, please change the way your Muffin Builder content is stored so that it is serialized and not encoded. This allows WPML plugins to read the content and make it available for translation:
- Go to BeTheme → Theme Options → Global → Advanced
- Scroll down and set the value of the Builder | Data Storage to Serialized | Readable format, required by some plugins
- Finally, save the changes.
If you have already created some content with Muffin Builder before setting up WPML, you may need to Update the pages or posts to make their content available for translation.
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 affordable automatic translation, a glossary, spell checker, and more!
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.
BeTheme theme is bundled with the Muffin Builder.
This is a page created using the Muffin Builder.
Translating pages built using the Muffin Builder is similar to translating pages using the default WordPress editor. Simply, click the plus icon in the language box to translate the page into the desired language.
Translate the page content, save the translation, and publish the page. This is how the translated page looks on the front-end:
The BeTheme 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.
BeTheme theme comes with many custom content types like Clients, Testimonials, and Portfolio.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 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 see our complete menus translation tutorial.
BeTheme 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 BeTheme 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.