Using the theme translations together with WPML


The Newspaper and Newsmag Theme are now compatible with the most popular multilingual plugin, WPML, so language is no longer a barrier! WPML compatibility means that you can now translate all your website’s content and expand your influence by reaching more people, faster.

There are no coding skills needed because this compatibility comes with access to the professional content translation interface and the translation management features. The WPML plugin allows you to translate posts, taxonomy, menus, and all the theme’s texts.

To start, you will need to download the .po and .mo files from here. You will recognize the file corresponding to your language by checking the WordPress translation teams. Here are more resources on how to build a multilingual news website using the Newspaper Theme and WPML.

The theme will only translate the theme elements to the new language. The content itself must be created separately for each language in particular.

How does WPML & Newspaper Theme Compatibility work?

Let’s add the Danish language to the website:

  • Download the translation .po and .mo files and extract the on your device
  • Check the WordPress Translation Teams section to identify the corresponding language file:

  • Copy the da_Dk.po and from the translation folder, downloaded earlier, and paste it into your theme files on the server:

WPML & Newspaper theme: Load translation

As an alternative, you can copy all of the .po and .mo files on your server without sorting them out as all of them have less than 2MB.

Congrats! You have installed the WPML plugin on your website! Now, you can adjust the plugin settings using the step by step WPML guide. We highly recommend you to access the official WPML documentation for the configuration setup. Moreover, if you need someone to customize the WPML plugin along with the Newspaper theme, take a look at the list made by the WPML team and decide who’s going to help you make your website multilingual.

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Bogdan B.
Bogdan B.
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