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September 19, 2023

Salient is a popular multipurpose WordPress theme. It comes with pre-built demos and an easy-to-use page builder. Learn how to build multilingual websites using the Salient theme and WPML.

On This Page:

Default language homepage

Secondary language homepage

Getting Started

Start by installing and activating the following:

  • The Salient theme
  • WPML core plugin, and WPML String Translation and Media Translation add-ons

If you’re new to WPML, check out our Getting Started Guide. It quickly walks you through all the translation options you can use.

One of these options is Translate Everything Automatically – the quickest way to translate and the easiest way to keep your content up to date. This feature automatically translates pages, posts, custom post types, custom fields, taxonomies, WooCommerce products, and more as you add and edit content.

Translating Posts and Pages

With WPML, you can translate any type of content on your site, including pages and posts. For full instructions and guidelines, please read our guide on translating pages, posts, and custom post types.

Translating Pages Built With WPBakery Page Builder

The Salient theme comes bundled with WP Bakery Page Builder.

Please visit our documentation page for step-by-step instructions on how to translate contents built with WPBakery Page Builder.

Translating Portfolio Pages and Categories

To translate Portfolio items or any custom post type items, you need to follow the same steps as for translating any other custom types of content. You can translate yourself or send content to be translated by others.

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.

You can also translate the Portfolio Categories on the WPMLTaxonomy Translation page using the following steps:

  1. Select the Project Categories from the drop-down menu and a list of categories will appear.
  2. Click the plus icon for translating a category of the respective language and use the dialog box that appears for adding the translation.
Translating taxonomies using the Taxonomy Translation page

Please note that the translations of categories are universal: changes will be updated everywhere.

Translating Texts From the Salient Theme, Plugins, and Other Places

Besides content coming from posts and pages on your site, there are usually some texts coming from other places. The 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, translated menus can be easily synchronized. For further information, please see our complete menus translation tutorial.

Translating Nectar Sliders

Salient theme allows you to install the Nectar Slider plugin. To translate its slide(s), use the steps below.

If you have Translate Everything Automatically turned on, these translations will be automatically taken care of.

  1. Navigate to the slide editing screen and click on the plus icon. This will take you to the Advanced Translation Editor.
  2. In the dialogue box that appears, select Yes, translate automatically.
  3. Click on the tick box for each translation row once you’re happy with it, and then click Complete.
Starting the translation of a Nectar Slider slide

To translate the page that features the slider, click on the plus icon within the editing screen and follow the same steps as above.

Translating a page that includes a Nectar Slider

The following image illustrates how translated sliders look on the front-end.

Translated slider on the front-end

Known Issues

Current unresolved issues:

You can also search all known issues including previously resolved issues for this theme.

Getting Help From Our Support

In case you need help translating your site built using Salient and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.