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.

Real Homes Page in original content Real Homes Page translated to French
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Getting started and what to check

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. 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 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 Real Homes comes bundled with Visual Composer.

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

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.

Let’s see how to do this on the example of Properties. In Real Homes theme, Properties come with some custom taxonomies: Property Features, Property Types, etc. Taxonomies are a way to organize your contents and group them, just like Categories and Tags that come with standard WordPress posts.

To translate Properties manually, use the steps below.

1. In your WordPress Administration, go to Properties.
2. Select a Property you want to translate.
3. Click on the plus button located in the language box. WPML Translation Editor opens.

Translating the custom post types “properties”

4. You can translate the Property content as well as custom fields and taxonomies. Keep in mind that taxonomy translations are global: making a change in one place will update it everywhere.

WPML Translation Editor for custom post types, fields content and categories.


Translating texts from Real Homes theme, plugins, and other strings

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 Real Homes menus

We recommend that you review our full documentation explaining how to translate a menu using WPML. 

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.