Global outreach is a vital part of any business that wants to expand and profit. An important part of this is the ability to communicate your product or service across other languages.
In the old days, you would hire a professional translator, but nowadays, you can also choose from numerous translation plugins, which can often help you save time and money.
One such translation plugin is WPML. We have long recommended WPML as a great way to translate WordPress pages and since our last post, WPML has grown and made substantial updates.
WPML is one of the most popular translation plugins and has been around since 2009. It powers around 1 million WordPress websites worldwide, and with it, you can translate into over 40 languages, or even add your own. It works seamlessly with Elementor and is capable of translating all parts of your pages easily.
How WPML Takes Care of Translating Your Content
WPML comes with a revolutionary new feature, Translate Everything. You no longer need to spend time manually sending your posts and pages for translation and keeping up with all the content changes in your site. Instead, let WPML do all that work for you while you concentrate on writing the content in the default language.
WPML automatically translates pages, posts, custom post types like WooCommerce products, custom fields, taxonomies, and more. This all happens instantly whenever you add and edit content.
To make translations perfect, you can easily review, edit, and approve all automatically done translations.
If you’d prefer not to translate all of your content automatically, you can still use WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor. It has a lot of features that make it easy to add multilingual content.
How To Translate Elementor Content With WPML
WPML’s Translate Everything mode makes it possible to translate your site’s content in just four easy steps.
2. Configure WPML Through the Setup Wizard
WPML comes with a simple and intuitive setup wizard. Here, you can enable Translate Everything, plus choose your site’s languages, URL format, and translation review options.
If you don’t want to use Translate Everything, the setup wizard also allows you to set up other translation options to choose which content to translate and who will translate it.
3. Wait a Bit for Your Content To Translate
With Translate Everything enabled, sit back and relax while your content is translated automatically in the background.
4. Review the Translated Content
Want to make sure automatic translations are good and sound natural? WPML allows you to easily review all automatic translations.
Visit the Translations Queue and click on the Review button.
The page opens as a front-end preview where you can read the page and see if the translation looks good. If so, click to accept it.
If you’d like to adjust any part of the translation, click the button to edit it. The page opens in WPML’s Advanced Translation Editor and you can edit it as you wish.
Elementor Language Switcher Widget
The WPML team has an exclusive language switcher widget for Elementor. This widget places a language switcher anywhere in your Elementor page designs. More importantly, it lets you style your website’s language switcher.
In addition, since every Elementor widget — like Buttons or Images — contains links, WPML automatically updates links to the translated versions to make them point to the translated content.
Translate Elementor WooCommerce Builder using WooCommerce Multilingual
WooCommerce Builder makes it easy to customize your store without coding. Now, translating it is just as simple thanks to WooCommerce Multilingual and Translate Everything.
With it, you can automatically translate your products, categories, fields, and more to localize your WooCommerce website for each region.
- Improve your multilingual SEO by translating images, URLs, and cart contents
- Offer multiple currencies
- Provide multiple payment options
- Translate all aspects of the shopping process, including shipping
As a website creator, you have access to the whole world. But to engage with all corners, you need to communicate in numerous languages.
With translation plugins, you can save time and money. With a good translation plugin that works well with your favorite page builder — Elementor, you can save even more time and money, all the while having an easy time using it.