Please keep in mind that WPML is a multilanguage plugin that is paid. Must be installed and used separately from the theme. It is a solution where the admin translates manually from wp-admin.
WPML support – http://wpml.org/forums/forum/english-support/
Link to WPML public test site for that theme: http://theme-testing.wpml.org/wpresidence/
WPMl Help documentation for WpResidence Theme – https://wpml.org/documentation/theme-compatibility/building-multilingual-websites-with-wp-residence-and-wpml/#translating-strings
What is needed to run WPML on WP Residence
WPML Multilingual CMS – http://wpml.org/purchase/
WPML String Translation
WPML Translation Management
Getting started section: Installing & activating both WPML & the theme / plugin
- WPML getting started guide http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/
How to set and translate main features of the theme / plugin:
- Using translation management http://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/using-the-translation-editor/
- Translation Management & Features –http://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/using-the-translation-editor/translation-management-features/
- Translating URL slugs –http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/translating-page-slugs/
Required WPML Settings
1. Go to WPML -> Languages
2. Scroll down to ‘Language filtering for AJAX operations.’
3. Check the checkbox for the option ‘Store a language cookie to support language filtering for AJAX.’
4. Press the save button.
Required WpResidence Theme Options when using WPML
For WPML clients this option should be applied to NO for results to show in the selected 2nd , 3rd etc language (it’s required for theme versions over 3.0) and it’s available starting version 3.3.1
The same option should be saved if the server blocks custom ajax handler files.
Pin Management should be set to SINGLE PIN or Price Pins
Categories translations should be done so that titles and slugs match in order for search to work.
How to Set-up WPML media so your images are translated when you’ll start translating properties
Got to WPML-Settings-Media Translation
How to translate custom fields you add in Theme Options – Property Details, Property labels in Advanced Search, Property Fields Labels, Property Features and Amenities
For this you’ll use STRING TRANSLATION plugin. See below WPML references
- How to scan strings coming from the theme / plugin –http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/theme-localization/
- How to translate strings using String Translation –http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/string-translation/
Screenshots from WP RESIDENCE
Search for the strings that you wish to translate
Add translation and save
How to Translate a property with WPML
Edit the property that was added in main language
Use Translate or duplicate
With translate, you will get an empty property page and you will need to add the details in the 2nd language
With Duplicate, you will need to replace the details from main language.
In both cases, a new property will be created with a different ID. The 2 property pages will be linked between them.
How to Translate a blog post
You need to edit the blog post and chose Translate or Duplicate
How to Translate a page
WPML help for VB Bakery translation: http://wpml.org/2014/06/use-visual-composers-page-builders-wpml/
When you translate the page with a specific template like Advanced Search Results page, make sure that the template is kept
The page has Translate/Duplicate, you need to one of them and start translation
For pages with VP Bakery theme shortcodes that require ID, please make sure that you take the from the translated property.
How to Translate Agent CUSTOM Post
Edit the agent
or choose to add translation
Start adding the translation
The same applies for Agency, Developer custom posts.
How to Translate Widgets
The only widget that needs translation is the Featured Property widget since WPML creates a unique ID for translations.
For this widget we recommend to use WPML Widget plugin to display the Featured Property widget based on the property ID in each translation. The rest Widgets text translate with POEDIT for each language as those are default texts.
Contact Widget details are translated from String Translation.
WPML language switcher settings
How to override theme wpml-config.xml
If you wish to change the theme default wpml-config and add a custom version, you can add your custom version in WPML config settings