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Problem: User asks how to set the backend language so english speaking users have english in their backend Solution: Suggested to assign language in user profile Relevant Documentation: https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/ https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/setting-the-wordpress-administration-language/

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Last updated by hooiC 1 year, 2 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Jamal.

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January 18, 2019 at 2:12 pm #3106287

hooiC

Tell us what you are trying to do? There is a feature in WPML -" Theme and plugins localization" where it enables us to translate the texts coming from themes and plugins used on our language sites. This allows us to have a completely translated site. Additionally, it allows the users of our site’s administration area to use the interface in their native language.
Our issue is we have a site administrator who knows English only. so what is the point of translating themes and plugins in other languages if our site administrator does not understand it. how does other users who is English speaking manage their language sites if they don't speak any foreign languages except English?
are there areas in themes and plugins where we can retain in english but would not affect what people see on the website when they switch to another language? if you have guidance on this , please send the link.
also, we have the list where guidance available to translate Avada theme plugin only. the rest of plugins/ extension has no guidance. how do we do this if there is no guidance? the question is really do we need to translate these plugins/extension? if we don't need to translate these plugins , where can we stop this from being translated and not affect the working of the subdomain sites. would be grateful for your advice on this.

Is there any documentation that you are following?

Is there a similar example that we can see?

What is the link to your site? we are going to add a German site next week but hoping to get more info about the above before add a German subdomain site.

January 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm #3106600

Jamal
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) French (Français )

Timezone: Africa/Casablanca (GMT+01:00)

Hello,

Thank you for contacting WPML Support and for assigning this ticket directly to me. I will be glad to help with this.

We can define the admin language in user level, go to Users->Profile. and you can set the user language to English.
You can also Set admin language as editing language in the same page. See attached image.
And read more about it in this documentation articles
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/language-setup/setting-the-wordpress-administration-language/

I am sorry, i did not understand very well the part when you talk about guidance ?

And regarding, WPML->Theme and plugins localization, i don't think you will need to use it if you will be working in english, most of the themes and plugins comes with english support by default.

I hope this answers your question. Otherwise, can you please elaborate a little more on your question so I can better understand? Sometimes screenshots illustrating what you mean may go a long way to clarify what words fail to transmit, so if you like, make use of “upload an image” below the comment area.

Best regards,
Jamal
WPML Support

January 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm #3106720

hooiC

Hi Jamal thank you so much for your prompt reply.
"I am sorry, i did not understand very well the part when you talk about guidance?" you have provided the guidance by sending us the links above about the admin language.

We have about 684 strings to translate - what is the quickest approach to find out which strings that affects the site front end that needs translating ? Please provide documentaton or links to help us with this.

January 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm #3106754

Jamal
Supporter

Languages: English (English ) French (Français )

Timezone: Africa/Casablanca (GMT+01:00)

Hi,

Thank you for you reply, i am glad to be able to help.

As of now there is no way to detect only frontend text that are being used. This may come in the future especially when Gutenberg editor became the defacto.

The only quickest way that remains, is using the WPML->String Translation screen.
You can use the various filters or the search box. See this article
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/string-translation/

You can also use this page to suggest any feature you want to have in WPML.
https://wpml.org/suggest-a-new-feature-for-wpml/

I hope this answers your question and i remain at your disposal.

Best regards,
Jamal
WPML Support

January 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm #3125517

hooiC

My issue is resolved now. Thank you!