The7 is a multipurpose and highly customizable WordPress theme. It comes bundled with the famous WPBakery Page Builder, which helps in building beautifully designed pages. The7’s integration with WPML allows you to build elegant and fully functional multilingual websites. In this tutorial, we will go over the steps needed to create a multilingual website using WPML and The7.

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Getting started

Make sure that the The7 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.

Translating pages

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.

Translating pages built with WPBakery Page Builder

The The7 Theme comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder.

Visit our documentation page for exact steps on how to translate contents build with WPBakery Page Builder.

Adding translation support for custom WPBakery Page Builder modules

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.

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 types of pages. Visit our documentation page for exact steps on translating the contents yourself.

Click on the plus icon to translate the Portfolio page

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.

Translate the categories using the Taxonomy Translation page

Keep in mind that the translations of categories are universal: if you make a change, they will be updated everywhere.

Translating texts from The7 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

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please see our complete menus translation tutorial.

Translating sliders

The7 comes bundled with two slider plugins, LayerSlider and Slider Revolution. Read our documentation on:

Getting help from our support

We have supporters in our forum who are ready six days a week to help you. They are trained in how to use WPML with The7.

If you are working with a developer for your site, please use our Translation support forum to get help with translating your site’s content.

If you are setting up the site and WPML yourself, please use our Technical 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.