Newspaper is the best WordPress theme for blog, news, magazine and any other publishing websites. Newspaper comes with many pre-built demos that can be one-click imported. It is powered by the tagDiv Composer, an intuitive page builder for the frontend, based on drag and drop functionality. Also, the theme comes bundled with the Visual Composer plugin. In this tutorial, you can learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using the Newspaper theme and WPML.

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Getting Started

Ensure that the Newspaper theme is activated by going to the Appearance -> Themes page.

Ensure that the WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins are activated.

The Newspaper theme is continuously improved to work with both page builders, but tagDiv Composer is handcrafted with specific features that are more appropriate for building news related websites. Also, please note that both page builders cannot work together at the same time. Users work either with tagDiv Composer or with the WP Bakery page builder (formerly Visual Composer.)

For a better translation experience with content created using the tagDiv Composer and WP Bakery page builder (formerly Visual Composer), activate the 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 and posts

With WPML, you can translate any type of content on your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide. Note that you must translate all posts on a page in order to display those translated versions on translated pages.

Translating pages built with the tagDiv Composer

The process of translating pages built using the tagDiv Composer is identical to that for translating pages built using the WPBakery Page Builder. In the following example, we created a simple page using the tagDiv Composer.

A simple page built using the tagDiv COMPOSER

Closing the tagDiv Composer will take you to the default WordPress editing screen. In the Language meta-box, click on the “+” icon to translate the page.

This takes you to the Translation Editor page. Add your translated text and mark each field as Translation is complete. When finished, click on Save & Close.

Add your translated text then click on save & close

This is how the translated textual elements appear on the front-end:

Translating pages built using the WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer)

The Newspaper theme comes bundled with Visual Composer.

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

Translating categories and tags

With WPML, you can globally translate post categories and taxonomies. In addition, you can translate any custom taxonomy. For more details, check our tutorial on translating post categories and custom taxonomies.

Translating texts from the Newspaper 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

The Newspaper theme allows you to decide where to use the menus: on Top Bar, Main Menu, and Footer. It also lets you show a beautiful Mega Menu.
With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please see our complete menus translation tutorial.

Having difficulties building your multilingual site? Get help from our official contractors

Our Contractors are experienced WordPress and WPML developers who are ready to help you with everything from building complete sites to developing custom components. They are experienced at building multilingual sites using the Newspaper theme and WPML. You can look them up based on specialty, project size, website category, and the different languages that they speak. Feel free to contact a contractor directly and obtain a quotation.

Getting help from our support

We have supporters in our forum who are ready six days a week to assist you. They are trained in using WPML with the Newspaper theme.

If you are working with a developer on your site, please go to our Translation support forum to obtain help with translating your site’s content.

If you are setting up the site and WPML yourself, feel free to obtain help in our Technical support forum.