In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create WordPress multilingual sites using the Real Homes theme and WPML. Real Homes offers a purpose-oriented design with all the useful features a real estate website needs. Whatever you build, you can easily translate with WPML.

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Getting started

Make sure that the Real Homes 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.

Translating pages

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

Translating pages built with WPBakery Page Builder

The Real Homes 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 Agents, Properties, Partners and other categories

WPML supports the translation of all of the custom elements that come with the Real Homes theme including Agents, Properties, Partners, Testimonials, and FAQ.

To translate Property 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.

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 Properties Type on the WPML -> Taxonomy Translation page. Select the Properties Type 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 property types from 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 Real Homes theme, plugins, and other strings

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 Real Homes menus

With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please check our complete menus translation tutorial.

Getting help – WPML Translation support forum

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 Real Homes. 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.