Since there are about 2 billion people online now, some segment of them needs to have WordPress templates translated into languages other than English. The process of translation is quite simple, yet be aware that it still takes more than a few minutes. Here you will find a step-by-step tutorial which will help you to translate a WordPress theme for your website. Make sure that your theme is translation-ready or in other words using GNU gettext framework (you will find three file types used in the system). In case the theme has not been localized, make certain to convert English text in each theme file into gettext feature. Prior to starting this tutorial, become acquainted with three file classifications for better understanding of the overall translation process.
Now we can take a closer look at how you can translate WordPress themes into another language. You may find different translation editors online, yet one of the favorites among translators and developers is Poedit, which is why it was chosen for reference. It is free of charge which makes it convenient for first-time translators.
If you do not want to spend the time on translation, you can achieve similar results with the plugins that automate the overall process and bring different improvements, making your site appeal to a worldwide audience. For more details, see the list below.
This is one of the most in-demand plugins for making your web page multilingual. WPML is a premium paid option which guarantees one-year support. By using this plugin, you will get the following features package:
One more convincing translation plugin you can get for free. One prime feature you will be amazed by is switching the languages during post modifying which allows you to work on material in different languages at the same time. Among other features are the following:
This free and simple translation plugin enables your users to translate the content on your website. Transposh is the right choice when you want to combine automatic machine rendering together with user’s translation. You will also get a bundle of 73 languages. If you do not want all users to edit translations, use the option built in Transposh: give a permission to update translated content to a certain number of people you trust.
This plugin is considered to be the best free multilingual option for WordPress multisite. It allows you to control posts, pages, categories, tags and custom taxonomies translations. In case you decide to turn off Switcher, all sites will continue to work as separate pages.
TranslatePress is a really intuitive multilingual plugin that lets you translate all your site content directly from the front-end.
On the website, you will find a huge number of WPML ready templates in different categories to meet any of your needs. Among top-rated and bestselling templates there are also several recently-designed themes in which you may be interested.
This is a brand-new fully responsive theme featuring a practical Personal Blog option for those who are eager to discuss different topics with their clients, or a Testimonials option for those who want to add some feedback from satisfied clients to the web page. Forging ahead with the Contact page will enable your customers to get in touch with you. Other features you should know about are the following:
One of the newest templates which enables you to create any kind of site thanks to its multipurpose design. Choosing this theme you will also receive some cool plugins containing Visual Composer along with WPML, a bundle of fonts and icons, and unlimited layouts and colors. The other features you’ll find are as follows:
This is another brand-new theme with adaptive web design. By using the Testimonials option, Personal Blog feature and Contact form, you will be able to create a successful site portfolio for your photo studio. See other features below:
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