WooCommerce Multilingual – run WooCommerce with WPML – WordPress plugin
This ‘glue’ plugin makes it possible to run fully multilingual e-commerce sites using WooCommerce and WPML.
- Translate all WooCommerce products (simple, variable, grouped, external)
- Easy translation management for products, categories and attributes
- Keeps the same language through the checkout process
- Sends emails to clients and admins in their language
- Allows inventory tracking without breaking products into languages
- Enables running a single WooCommerce store with multiple currencies based either on a customer’s language or location
- Allows enabling different payment gateways based on a customer’s location
Compatibility with WooCommerce Extensions
Almost every WooCommerce store uses some extensions. WooCommerce Multilingual is fully compatible with popular extensions, including:
Looking for other extensions that are tested and compatible with WPML? See the complete list of WooCommerce extensions that are compatible with WPML.
For step by step instructions on setting up a multilingual shop, please go to WooCommerce Multilingual Manual page.
After installing, follow the steps of the setup wizard to translate the store pages, configure what attributes should be translated, enable the multi-currency mode and other settings.
Then, continue to the ‘Products’ and any categories, tags and attributes that you use.
When you need help, go to WooCommerce Multilingual support forum.
This version of WooCommerce Multilingual works with WooCommerce > 3.9.0
You will also need WPML, together with the String Translation and the Translation Management modules, which are part of the Multilingual CMS package.
Minimum versions for WPML and modules
WooCommerce Multilingual checks that the required components are active and up to date.
If the checks fail, WooCommerce Multilingual will not be able to run.
WordPress automatic installation
In your WordPress dashboard, go to the Plugins section and click ‘Add new’.
If you’re already using WPML on your site, in your WordPress dashboard, go to the Plugins section, click ‘Add new’ and go to the ‘Commercial’ tab.
- Upload ‘woocommerce-multilingual’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
After installing the plugin either automatically or manually:
- Follow the steps of the setup wizard for the basic required configuration
- Translate existing content: products, attributes, permalink bases
- Optionally, add secondary currencies
Once you installer WooCommerce Multilingual, the built in Installer works together with the WordPress automatic update built in logic to make the updating process as easy as it can be.
Does this work with other e-commerce plugins?
No. This plugin is tailored for WooCommerce.
What do I need to do in my theme?
Make sure that your theme is not hard-coding any URL. Always use API calls to receive URLs to pages and you’ll be fine.
My checkout page displays in the same language
In order for the checkout and store pages to appear translated, you need to create several WordPress pages and insert the WooCommerce shortcodes into them. You’ll have to go over the documentation and see that you performed all steps on the way.
Can I have different URLs for the store in different languages?
Yes. You can translate the product permalink base, product category base, product tag base and the product attribute base on the Store URLs section.
Why do my product category pages return a 404 error?
In this case, you may need to translate the product category base. You can do that on the Store URLs section.
Can I set the prices in the secondary currencies?
By default, the prices in the secondary currencies are determined using the exchange rates that you fill in when you add or edit a currency. On individual products, however, you can override this and set prices manually for the secondary currencies.
Can I have separate currencies for each language?
Yes. By default, each currency will be available for all languages, but you can customize this and disable certain currencies on certain languages. You also have the option to display different currencies based on your customers’ locations instead.
Is this plugin compatible with other WooCommerce extensions?
WooCommerce Multilingual is compatible with all major WooCommerce extensions. We’re continuously working on checking and maintaining compatibility and collaborate closely with the authors of these extensions.
Works with simple sites, works great with woocommerce shops! I recommend it.
Working great. Even in complicated setups.
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Plugin has major bug where you are not able to switch between currencies on mobile devices.
4 Days waiting for support response.
-Run away from this plugin!
I purchased their pro version of WPML and I requested support for the first time today. The tech, Bruno, took several minutes to reply to every answer I gave to his questions. When I brought this up, he expressed resentment and threatened to not help me. He said he had three other support chats.
At the end he decided not to help me because he said he had three other support chats and sent my chat to a support ticket.
I already checked issue I am having in their forum and none of the solutions they offered worked, and I told this to the tech. He still referred me to the same ticket i told him didn’t work for me.
My issue is that my website is in spanish. When a customer needs to reset their password it loops into the same reset screen. When the user changes to English, the reset process works fine. 90 percent of my customers are spanish-speaking. English-only solutionn is not an option for me.
To be best and fast and optimised and … TNX for WP ML!! 🙂
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