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September 18, 2023

U-Design is a multi-purpose WordPress theme based on a clean and modern design. It also comes bundled with WPBakery Page Builder. In this tutorial, you can learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using U-Design and WPML.

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Getting started

Make sure that the U-Design theme is activated, by going to the AppearanceThemes page.

Make sure that the WPML Multilingual CMS and String Translation add-on are activated.

Translating pages

With WPML, you can 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 U-Design 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 posts and categories

U-Design portfolios are created by means of standard post and pages. Check out U-Design’s documentation on creating portfolio sections.

In order to make single portfolio posts and portfolio pages multilingual, you need to follow the standard WPML procedure for translating posts, pages, and post categories. Visit our documentation page for exact steps on translating the contents yourself.

Click on the plus icon to translate the Portfolio post

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 which are technicaly post categories on the WPMLTaxonomy Translation page. Select 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.

If you are using custom fields associated with portfolio posts such as portfolio_item_description, portfolio_item_link, and portfolio_item_preview_title , you need to set them to be translatable. You can do this by navigating to WPMLSettings, under the Custom Fields Translation section, set the custom field(s) associated with portfolio posts to be Translateble.

Set the custom field(s) associated with portfolio posts to be Translatable

Translating texts from U-Design 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 menus

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

Translating sliders

U-Design comes bundled with Slider Revolution. Read our documentation on how to create multilingual sliders using Slider Revolution to translate any slider created using the Slider Revolution plugin.

Getting help from our support

In case you need help translating your site built using U-Design and WPML, visit WPML’s 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.