Follow this tutorial to learn how to create multilingual WordPress sites using the Virtue theme and WPML. Virtue is full of powerful features and clean design, perfect for portfolios or e-commerce sites. Everything you build with it can be translated easily using WPML.
|Virtue Page in original content||Virtue Page translated to French|
- Getting started
- WPML translation tools
- Translating your pages
- Translating Portfolio, Clients and Testimonials
- Translating texts from Virtue theme, plugins and other places
- Translating Slider Revolution
- Translating menus
- Translating WooCommerce elements using WCML
- Getting help from our support
- Get help with building and maintaining your site
Make sure that the Virtue 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.
WPML offers two translation editors you can use for translating your site’s content:
- WPML classic translation editor (CTE).
- WPML advanced translation editor (ATE) offers automatic translation, a glossary, spell checker, and more! The automatic machine translation service starts at $4.98/month for 5,000 words and provides enough word quota for most sites.
Besides translating your site content yourself, you can also:
- Send your content for translation to a professional translation service.
- Create your own team of local translators from the Translation Roles tab in Translation Management and assign translation jobs to them.
With WPML, you can also translate any types of contents in your site, including pages and posts. For an easy start, read our Getting Started Guide.
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.
Portfolio Typescan be translated while translating your pages, on the Translation Editor screen. There, you can translate the Portfolio elements as well as your Portfolio Types.
Additionally, you can translate your Portfolio Types on the WPML → Taxonomy Translation page. Select Portfolio 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.
Keep in mind that the translations of categories are universal: if you make a change, they will be updated everywhere.
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.
The Virtue theme comes with the powerful Slider Revolution plugin. We have dedicated documentation that explains how to translate sliders built with Slider Revolution.
With WPML, you can easily synchronize your language menus. For more information, please check our complete menus translation tutorial.
To translate your WooCommerce shop, download the WooCommerce Multilingual plugin (WCML) from your WPML account. Visit our dedicated WCML documentation to learn how to setup a multilingual store and translate your products, categories, variations, shipping classes and more.
In case you need help translating your site built using Virtue and WPML, visit WPML’s support forum.
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.