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September 19, 2023

Storefront is a free eCommerce theme created by WooThemes. It is designed to be simple and clean from the ground up. Storefront is built using WooCommerce API and can be used with all WooCommerce extensions. In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate how to translate every part of the Storefront theme using WPML.

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Getting Started

Start by installing and activating the following:

  • Storefront theme
  • WPML core plugin, WPML String Translation, and WPML Media Translation add-ons
  • WooCommerce
  • WooCommerce Multilingual (comes with your WPML CMS account)

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

WPML Translation Modes

WPML offers two ways for you to translate your site’s content:

  • Translate Everything Automatically, which automatically translates your sites content as you add or edit it. You can additionally choose to review the translations before publishing to ensure that they are error-free.
  • Translate What You Choose, which allows you to decide which content you want to translate, as well as who will translate it. You can send your content for translation to a professional translation service, hire individual translators, or translate it yourself.

Translating Pages

With WPML, there are a number of different ways to translate your posts and pages.

You can also easily translate your custom post types.

Translating Categories and Tags

You can translate taxonomy terms individually, from the taxonomy edit screens, or from a central menu. Learn more by reading our guide to translating taxonomies.

Translating Texts From Storefront Theme, Plugins, and Other Places

Besides the content that comes from posts and pages on your site, there are usually some additional texts coming from other places. The most common examples of this are themes and plugins.

To learn how to translate these texts, refer to our documentation page about String Translation.

Translating Menus

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your menus across all languages. For more information, please see our page about translating menus.

Translating WooCommerce Elements Using WCML

To translate everything that WooCommerce offers, start by downloading and configuring the WooCommerce Multilingual plugin (WCML) from your WPML account.

Visit our dedicated WCML documentation to learn how to setup a multilingual store and translate your products, categories, variations, shipping classes and more.

Known Issues

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

Getting Help

If you need help translating your site built using Storefront 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.