Some plugins are not compatible with the WPML Advanced Translation Editor or Classic Translation Editor. When translating content from these plugins, you need to translate your site manually. You can also use this process to create different designs in different languages for a page or post.
Manual translation allows you to translate a few plugins that are not otherwise compatible with the Advanced Translation Editor or Classic Translation Editor. For a list of plugins that require manual translation, please see our compatibility status list.
Manual translation can also be useful if you would like to create different designs for different translations.
Please note that you can only use manual translation if you translate the page or post yourself rather than use a professional translation service or local translators.
To use manual translation, open the page or post you would like to translate.
- In the Language box, turn off WPML’s Translation Editor switch found in the Translate this Document section.
- In the Use the WordPress Editor to translate pop-up dialog that appears, select This page option.
- In the Language meta-box, select the Duplicate checkbox, and then click Duplicate. This will duplicate the page in the selected secondary language.
- Click on the pencil icon to edit the page in the other language.
- On the editing page of the duplicated page, click Translate independently in the Language box.
- Translate the page or edit the design. In our example, we added an additional element.
- Once you complete translating all the elements on the page, click Update.