Follow this tutorial to learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using the Kalium theme and WPML. Kalium comes with stacks of layout designs, a powerful drag-and-drop content builder, and rich theme options. Everything you build with it can be translated easily using WPML.

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Getting started and what to check

Make sure that the Kalium 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. Follow the steps in the WPML beginner’s guide to verify that your setup is correct.

For a better translation experience with contents created using Visual Composer, activate WPML Translation Editor. To do this go to the WPML -> Translation Management page and click the Multilingual Content Setup tab. There, check the Use the translation editor option in the How to translate posts and pages section and click on Save.

Selecting to use WPML Translation Editor for better translation experience

Selecting to use WPML Translation Editor for better translation experience

Translating your pages

With WPML, you can also translate any types of contents in your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our beginners guide to site translation.

Translating pages built with Visual Composer

The Kalium Theme comes bundled with Visual Composer.

Visit our documentation page for exact steps on how to translate contents build with Visual Composer.

Translating Portfolio pages and categories

To translate Portfolios, you need to follow the same steps as for translating any other types of pages. Again, visit our documentation page for exact steps on translating pages designed using Visual Composer.

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The portfolio is ready to be translated – WPML Language box

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.

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WPML Translation Editor

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 “+” icon to translate a category for the respective language and use the dialog box that appears to add your translation.

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Translating taxonomies, tags and categories.

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

Translating elements created with Advanced Custom Fields

Kalium theme comes bundled with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. However, the setup and usage of its features are recommended to be done by a site’s developer.

Read our documentation to learn more about using WPML with Advanced Custom Fields.

Translating texts from Kalium theme, plugins and other places

Besides contents coming from posts and pages in your site, there are usually some texts coming from other places. Most common example are themes and plugins.

To learn how to translate these texts, read our documentation page about translating these texts manually or sending them to others for translation.

Translating Slider Revolution

The theme comes with the powerful Slider Revolution plugin. We have dedicated documentation that explains how to translate sliders built with Slider Revolution.

Translating Kalium’s menus

WPML allows you to easily synchronize between your language’s menus. We recommend that you see our full documentation explaining how to translate a menu.

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 Kalium. 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.