How to translate WooCommerce sites and expand your market

How to translate WooCommerce sites with Quicksilver Translate and WPML

Introduction and connecting to us

This is a Part One of a five-part guide that will help you translate WooCommerce sites, with Quicksilver Translate and WPML, in a few simple steps.

WordPress continues to a be a favourite host for many small businesses. WPML’s new plug‑in provides convenient, easily accessible translation solutions. WPML allows users to create powerful multilingual websites that are SEO friendly, easy to manage, and secure. You don’t need to hire skilled web developers or spend a huge amount of time and money. Over 800,000 websites are already using the WPML plugin, which supports over 40 languages. It is compatible with all the popular WordPress themes and plugins.

What you need to translate WooCommerce sites

If you already have a multilingual WooCommerce site you can skip this part. If you still don’t have one, or you are not sure whether the one you have was originally built to be multilingual, then it’s better to check with an expert.

As Quicksilver Translate’s official partner, WPML maintains a directory of expert developers specialized in WooCommerce sites. These developers have proven and tested experience in building, delivering and maintaining multilingual sites. They work with small and large companies to build sites of any kind. These experts can work alongside your IT team to make sure that your site will translate easily and correctly.

Once you have that going, you need to install and activate WooCommerce on your site and configure it.

And of course, install WPML Multilingual CMS. The WPML Plugin allows users to create powerful multilingual websites that are SEO friendly, easy to manage, and secure. You don’t need to hire skilled web developers or spend a huge amount of time and money. Click to find out more. Besides the core plugin, you will need the Translation Management, String Translation, and WooCommerce Multilingual add-ons. You can download them from your WPML account page.

What you can translate in WooCommerce

You can translate everything in WooCommerce: products (of different types), product categories and tags, text strings and more.

Many online stores are not powered only by WooCommerce but also use extension plugins for additional features. For example, they might use add-ons for handling specific product types or various product extra fields.

On this page, we also provide a few examples from four well-known WooCommerce extensions. However, many other extensions are also compatible with WPML and different elements that they add can be translated by Quicksilver Translate.

You can check the list of compatible WooCommerce extensions that were verified by WPML.

Read Part two

Translate your WooCommerce site – Go multilingual and expand your market!

If you have any questions about WPML or this guide, please contact us.

Quicksilver Translate offers a number of solutions for localisation and multilingual websites – contact us for a free consultation.