The imoalk.com is a Real Estate site available in three languages: English, Portuguese and French. In the Real Estate business it is extremely important to provide the contents in foreign languages. English is a must-have. It will attract more customers.
The imoalk.com site was built with WPML and Toolset plugins with very little PHP coding. WPML supports both the Types plugin (it was used to define properties) and the Views plugin (it was used to create properties custom search without PHP coding).http://imoalk.com/
How to build a multilingual directory website with Toolset and WPML
To build a site like this with Toolset you will need to:
- Set up custom post types, fields and taxonomies with Types
- Display your items on the front end with Views
- Create front end forms so users can add and edit items using Forms
- Create an account page and charge for content submission and membership with Toolset Forms Commerce
You can find more details on each step within our guide to building directory websites. Also check out our guide to creating a multilingual real estate site with Toolset and WPML.
To translate your directory site with WPML you will need to
- Choose who will translate your content, yourself, your own translators or a translation service
- Translate your listings (custom post types) and listing categories (taxonomies)
- Translate other site content such as custom fields, images and URLs
- Duplicate and translate any ads submitted on the front end
- Translate strings
If you are assigning translations
You will want to follow the steps above but you will need to send content for translation.
You can find out more information on the most important steps on our how to develop multilingual directory websites guide.