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October 2, 2023

Total is a multipurpose WordPress theme that comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder and Revolution Slider. Learn how to build multilingual WordPress sites with Total theme and WPML.

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Getting Started

Start by downloading and activating the following:

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

Translating Pages

With WPML, you can choose between two translation modes:

  • The Translate Everything Automatically mode, which translates your site’s content as you add or edit it. You can also choose to review the translations before publishing them to ensure they’re correct.
  • The Translate What You Choose mode, which lets you decide what content to translate, and who will translate it. Choose between translating the content yourself, assigning it to an individual translator, or hiring a professional translation agency.

Translating Pages Built With WPBakery Page Builder

The Total theme comes bundled with the WPBakery Page Builder.

Visit our documentation page to learn how to translate pages built with the WPBakery Page Builder.

Translating Staff, Portfolio, and Testimonials Pages

The Total theme comes with custom post types such as Portfolio, Staff, and Testimonials. To learn more, see our guide to translating custom post types.

It’s important to remember that before you begin translating custom post types, you will need to set them as Translatable. You can do this by going to WPML → Settings and scrolling down to the Post Types Translation section.

In the example below, we’ll show you how to translate a Staff page by yourself.

  1. Go to the page you’d like to translate. From the Language box, click the plus icon next to the language you want to translate your page into.
Clicking the plus icon to translate a Staff page
  1. This will take you to the Advanced Translation Editor. If you have translation credits, you’ll see the automatic translations filled in, ready for you to review. If you don’t have translation credits, enter the translations for each line and click Complete once you’re done.
Using the Advanced Translation Editor to translate a Staff page

Translating Staff, Portfolio, and Testimonials Categories

You can translate Staff, Portfolio, and Testimonials Categories in the same way you would translate post categories and custom taxonomies.

Here, we’ll show you how to translate Staff Categories from a central menu.

  1. Go to WPML → Taxonomy Translation. Using the drop-down menu, select the taxonomy you want to translate.
  2. Click the plus icon next to each term to add your translations.
Translating taxonomy terms from a central menu

Translating Texts From Total Theme, Plugins and Other Places

Besides the content coming from your posts and pages, there are usually some additional texts coming from other places. These texts usually come from your theme and plugins.

To learn how to translate these texts, read our documentation page about translating strings.

Translating Menus

With WPML, you can translate your menus automatically, manually, or sync them across all of your languages. For more information, please see our guide to translating menus.

Translating Sliders

Total comes bundled with Slider Revolution. To learn how to translate any slider created using the Slider Revolution plugin, read our documentation on how to create multilingual sliders using Slider Revolution.

Known Issues

Right now, there are no unresolved compatibility issues between this theme and WPML. Search all known issues.

Getting Help

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