The plugin developer kindly provides this tutorial. Please check this link for more detailed documentation: https://wordpress.org/plugins/polylang/.
- 1 – Installation
- 2 – Create languages
- 3 – Activate the license key
- 4 – Strings translations
- 5 – Create menus
- 6 – Widgets
- 7 – Translating pages, posts, categories and tags
- 8 – Define your home page as a static page
How to build a multilingual site with Beaver Builder and Polylang:
To have Beaver Builder working with Polylang, you need to change a couple of settings in Polylang:
Select the option "The language is set from the directory name in pretty permalinks."
Ensure this is NOT ticked "Hide URL language information for the default language."
Select this option "Remove /language/ in pretty permalinks"
Make sure this box is ticked "The front page URL contains the language code instead of the page name or page id."
The easiest way to translate the content is a duplication, followed by a manual connection of the translations.
This article https://polylang.pro/doc/duplicating-content-in-bulk/ (this is the premium version of the plugin)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I tried to create a new translation for the footer template, but the translation settings are missing.
A: These options have to be checked: https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/image/3354227/8324e66aa0aa3ff63fe947b8f4d6ef03
Now you can translate the header and footer templates: https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/image/3354230/c8287631f37848039b31d7e7edb4ed7e
Q: When I try to translate the footer, a new template is created by default.
A: To add the template translation, start writing the language version here: https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/image/3393877/6ab2dc7490d124dfe54d1423ceb813b1
Next, publish the changes.
Q: Check this image. I'm using Polylang for Arabic, but when I select the slider for the Arabic home page, it automatically reverts to English, so how can I fix it?
A: Regarding Slider Revolution translation - the synchronisation in Polylang settings has to be disabled: https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/image/3531869/f221ec854584ee4cb74474fcbd1a820e