Wordpress Multilingual (WPML) Installation

Azoom Theme support multilingual (i.e. multi language) usage. Azoom Theme specificly designed for multi-purpose, thus Azoom can be used as multilingual theme. For multilingual consept, Azoom uses the Wordpress Basic Localization (aka. po/mo files) and for professional multilingual usage, Azoom also support WPML.

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To learn more about WPML you can visit WPML website

 

What is WPML?

WPML is the most advanced and powerful translation plugin for Wordpress. With WPML, you can translate your content to different languages. This way, anyone who is reviewing your site from foreign countries can review your content in their language.

 

How to Install WPML?

The first step of the WPML installation is to download the WPML plugin. You can find the WPML plugin at

Multilingual WordPress

 

By clickin the image here, you can go to the WPML website to learn more about WPML and do more with WPML.

 

Difference between regular localization and WPML

Regular localization will help you to change your content language into "Your Language". WPML allows you to translate your content to more than one language. So your site can be viewed as "English, Italian, Spanish, Deutch and more" by using the WPML?

 

How do I Purchase the WPML?

To purchase the WPML, or to learn more you can click here to go to WPML's home page

 


 

How To Use WPML with Azoom?

First, you need to to purchase a recent version of WPML, including the String Translation and Translation Management modules. You can buy WPML by clicking clicking here.

 

Initial Setup

– Install and activate the core WPML plugins (WPML Multilingual CMS, WPML String Translation, WPML Translation Management), and then other WPML plugins that may depend on them.

– Set up WPML from WPML->Languages. See WPML Getting Started Guide for complete reference, but the initial simple three-step setup is self-explanatory, asking you to choose your default language, a set of active languages, and a language selector.

 

Translating Pages, Posts and other post types

To translate a page you need to go to Wp admin – Pages and in the list you will see columns for each active language, with a pencil icon (for 'edit translation') or a '+' icon (for 'add translation') next to each page. Go ahead and edit or add the translated page for 'Home Default′.

Right now you just need to translate your page into the new language.

 

Translating custom post types and taxonomies

Azoom comes with extra custom post types such as default items and default gallery. In order to get a similar interface for translation/duplication as for posts and pages, you need to go to WPML->Translation Management, and select the tab 'Multilingual Content Setup'.

 

Translating Menus and Language Switcher in Header

WPML can synchronize menus for you. This means that if some entries, for example some pages, posts or categories, are in the English menu, WPML can generate and keep in synch menus for other languages pointing to the translated versions of these pages, posts or categories.

From WordPress Appearance->Menus you can see your existing menus and add menu translations and synchronize menus across translations.

To show the language switcher in the header you need to activate it from Theme options – Header Settings. There you will see "WPML Selector" to enable language switcher.

 

Translating theme texts and other strings in your site

To translate strings you need to follow the procedure for Theme and Plugin Localization. Go to WPML->Theme and Plugin Localization, and click on 'Scan the theme for strings' and you will see theme strings and which ones are translated or not.