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October 11, 2021

This tutorial guides you on how to translate any Genesis Child Theme with WPML. The Genesis framework makes it easy for non-coders to create professional and user-friendly websites.


Getting started

Make sure that the Genesis theme is activated, by going to the AppearanceThemes page.

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

WPML translation tools

WPML offers two translation editors you can use for translating your site’s content:

Besides translating your site content yourself, you can also:

Translating pages

With WPML, you can translate any types of contents on your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.

Translating custom post types

To translate 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.

Custom taxonomies can be translated while translating your custom type single pages, on the Translation Editor screen. There, you can translate the custom post type items as well as their associated custom taxonomies.

Additionally, you can translate your custom taxonomies on the WPMLTaxonomy Translation page. Select the custom taxonomy 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.

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

Translating the Genesis SEO settings

Genesis Framework comes with some powerful Search Engine Optimization settings. You can access the general SEO settings from the Genesis Menu. You can also set posts and pages SEO settings from within the post/page editing screen. WPML allows you to translate all the SEO fields such as the title and meta description while translating the content of your page.

Translating texts from Genesis 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 check our complete menus translation tutorial.

Known Issues

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

Getting help from our support

In case you need help translating your site built using Genesis Framework 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.