Follow this tutorial to learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using the Kleo theme and WPML. Kleo is a pro-community and multipurpose theme, everything you build with it can be translated easily using WPML.

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Getting started

Make sure that the Kleo 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.

If you are running a website with BuddyPress, check that the BuddyPress Multilingual plugin is activated.

Translating your pages

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.

Translating pages built with WPBakery Page Builder

The Kleo Theme comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder.

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

Translating Portfolio, Testimonials and Clients 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 Kleo 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 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 Kleo’s menus

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

Translating BuddyPress

BuddyPress Multilingual allows BuddyPress sites to run multilingual using the WPML plugin. Learn how to translate your site using BuddyPress thanks to our dedicated documentation.

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 Kleo. 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.