GeneratePress is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that comes with many add-ons that allow you to build any niche site. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create WordPress multilingual sites using the GeneratePress theme and WPML.
- Getting started
- WPML translation tools
- Translating pages
- Translating GeneratePress Elements
- Translating texts from GeneratePress theme, plugins and other places
- Translating GeneratePress menus
- Translating WooCommerce elements using WCML
- Getting help from our support
- Get help with building and maintaining your site
Make sure that the GeneratePress theme is activated, by going to the Appearance → Themes page. This tutorial includes GeneratePress premium add-ons which you need to activate on the Plugins page.
Make sure you activate the WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management, and WPML Media Translation plugins.
WPML offers two translation editors you can use for translating your site’s content:
- WPML classic translation editor (CTE).
- WPML advanced translation editor (ATE) offers automatic translation, a glossary, spell checker, and more! The automatic machine translation service starts at $4.98/month for 5,000 words and provides enough word quota for most sites.
Besides translating your site content yourself, you can also:
- Send your content for translation to a professional translation service.
- Create your own team of local translators from the Translation Roles tab in Translation Management and assign translation jobs to them.
With WPML, you can also translate any types of contents on your site, including pages and posts.
For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.
To translate GeneratePress Elements 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.
- When editing an element, click the plus icon corresponding to the language you want to translate your element into. In this example, we are translating a header element.
- This takes you to the translation editor page. Add the translated content and publish the page.
This is how the translated header element looks on the front-end.
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.
WPML allows you to easily synchronize between your language’s menus. We recommend that you see our full menus translation tutorial.
To translate everything that WooCommerce offers, download the WooCommerce Multilingual plugin (WCML) from your WPML account. Visit our dedicated WCML documentation to learn how to set up a multilingual store and translate your products, categories, variations, shipping classes and more.
In case you need help translating your site built using GeneratePress and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.
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.