14 WordPress Themes for Multilingual Websites

In today's post I would like to show you a list of 14 WordPress Themes for Multilingual Websites. Please, if you have some thoughts, valuable notes or you can offer some other worthy multilingual theme, don't hesitate and take a moment to leave your comments. Thank you.

Nowadays we live in a highly globalized world where companies deal with customers, suppliers and other businesses irrespective of their country. Globalization has brought with it a mingling of people with different mother tongues, and this is something to take into consideration when building a website.

Modern informational technologies are usually based on English, international scientific conferences reports are often read and published in English, and even international meetings are conducted in English. Although the English community is a big fraction of the market, we shouldn’t forget that there are millions of people – users – who don’t speak English (or at least not as their first language) but prefer to read in their mother language.

When it comes to building a website, it doesn’t matter which company it is for: distributor or product producer, professional blogger, hotel company, or some language school; the goal for all of them is the same – to reach their target audience. We need every single user to see us, to read our content and to find us while searching. To make it so, we should speak to our audience’s language. So let’s not forget about German, Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic, Chinese or Russian readers, just to name a few, and enable them to know about you.

We’ve already discussed the best WordPress multilingual plugins, so in this article, we’ll be taking a look at themes. All the best themes are compatible with the leading multilanguage plugin for WordPress: WPML.

These multilingual themes will work smoothly if your site is hosted on a WordPress-specific platform. In case you’re looking for a reliable hosting provider, we suggest you take a look at SiteGround. They offer feature-packed hosting, free theme installation, and 24/7 legendary WordPress support in English, Spanish and Italian.

Remember, adding new language versions to your site can become resource intensive. Before adding any significant new functionality to your WordPress sites, you need to consider whether your current hosting is capable of handling that strain.

Once you actually have traffic, you don’t want visitors to your site to be confronted with unexplained delays, not in any language. More importantly, you definitely don’t want them contacting you to ask why your site isn’t working!

The advice we always give is to make sure you get properly resourced hosting in place before you launch. We recommend two hosts that we have seen work out well for our readers, the choice between them comes down to money:

If you are on a tight budget, SiteGround has a good reputation for well-managed and well-supported shared hosting at a good price. They are by far the best at that price level, consider in particular their GoGeek level.

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Let’s proceed with our list of 14 top WordPress themes for multilingual websites. Please, if you have some thoughts, valuable notes or you can offer some other worthy multilingual theme, don’t hesitate and take a moment to leave your comments below. Thank you.

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Divi

Divi is the smartest, most flexible theme in the Elegant Themes collection. It’s built on a strong foundation of powerful features that give you complete creative control over how you build your website. In addition to Divi being fully translatable, it also comes with 32 built-in language translations. Divi is a theme that can not only be viewed by anyone, but used by anyone as well.

divi-multilingual-theme

More Details | Price: $69 (Complete access to all Elegant Themes themes)

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Schema

Schema for WordPress is the perfect theme for blogs that want their content ranked higher up in the Search Engine Results
Pages (SERPs). It is 100% schema-ready and loads really fast. It is compatible with WPML plugin and RTL-ready. Apart from that, it has an inbuilt schema-ready review system and SEO-ready code.

More details | Price: $45

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Langwitch

Langwitch is universal multi-purpose WordPress theme that has a clean and fully responsive design. It’s extremely flexible and can be used to create corporate, business, e-commerce, personal or blog websites. The theme includes a drag & drop page builder that allows you to create unlimited layouts. It is also multilingual right out of the box. Administration, the page builder, website elements and front-end parts are already translated to over 26 languages so you can have your site in one language or create a multilingual site.

langwitch-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: $75

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BeTheme

BeTheme is more than just a WordPress theme. Such an advanced options panel and the Drag&Drop builder tool give you unlimited possibilities. It also includes a built-in translator that allows you to easily translate the website into another language, while also supporting WPML and being RTL ready.

betheme-multilingual-theme

More Details | Price: $59

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Atlanta

Atlanta by Pojo themes is unique among multilingual themes, because it offers built in support for RTL out of the box. This is truly a great choice for a multilingual, multi-purpose theme that includes language files, WPML & Polylang compatibility multi-purpose WordPress theme. The theme features include a responsive and flexible design, a user-friendly drag & drop builder as well as great customer support.

atlanta theme

More Details | Price: from $59

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Seed

Seed is the foundation for all future Organic Themes and updates. The design is clean and the code is meticulously organized and documented, making it the perfect foundation for any WordPress theme project. It features a fully responsive framework, retina optimized design, several page templates, and a lot more. Seed is also WPML compatible having been submitted to WPML, passed their tests and was approved for full compatibility.

seed-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: $69

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Avada

Avada is the ultimate multi-purpose WordPress theme. It is clean, super flexible, responsive, includes Fusion Page Builder and comes packed with powerful options. Not only is Avada translation ready with the included language files, WPML compatible, Polylang compatible and has RTL built-in; but it also includes several languages already translated and the developers are adding more all the time.

avada-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: $59

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Enfold

Enfold is a clean, super flexible and fully responsive WordPress theme suited for business websites, shop websites, and users who want to showcase their work in a neat portfolio site. The Theme is built on top of the fabulous Avia Framework and offers support for the WPML multilingual plugin, in case you need it.

enfold-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: $59

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Adventure

Whether you’re a casual weekend explorer, an eco-tour business or a travel enthusiast living abroad — Adventure is an excellent solution for sharing and funding the journey. It features a full width featured slideshow for showcasing your most important articles and includes a biography section for your social media links and information about you or your company, besides also being WPML approved and compatible.

adventure-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: $69

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The7

The7 is a perfectly scalable, performance and SEO optimized, responsive and retina ready multipurpose WordPress theme. It will fit every site – big or small. From huge corporate portals to studio or personal sites – The7 will become a great foundation for your next project. It’s also 100% translation ready and fully compatible with WPML.

theme-the7

More details | Price: $59

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Responsive

Responsive Theme is an intuitive foundation with a fluid grid system that automatically adapts your website to mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and desktops so your website looks incredible on any device.

responsive-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: Free

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Travelify

Travelify is an awesome & responsive travel WordPress theme that is retina ready, features built in theme options for additional customization, and offers multiple layouts to choose from. It’s translation and multilingual (WPML plugin compatible) ready including support for right-to-left languages, and is currently available in 18 different languages.

travelify-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: Free

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Pinnacle

Pinnacle is a bold theme with versatile options and multiple styles. This theme is loaded with features and tools that allow full creativity to be released into a unique site. Built with a modern flat design, its fully responsive layout make for easy navigation on mobile/tablet displays. It is fully compatible with WooCommerce and gives you a unique layout for an e-commerce site, while also being translation ready and supporting multilingual plugins like WMPL.

pinnacle-multilingual-theme

More details | Price: Free

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Thank you for reading this post about Multilingual WordPress themes. If you would also like to consider plugins, take a look at our review of the best multilingual plugins for WordPress.

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Alyona Galea
Alyona Galea
Alyona is a WordPress enthusiast, focused on sharing interesting things she comes across during her work with this great CMS. She loves exploring new destinations and maintains a travel blog at www.alyonatravels.com

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30 Responses

  1. This is really handy but how can I go about finding out the relative merits of them all? That’s probably another article in itself, one I’d definitely like to read.

  2. Actually, I would also need to know how these themes differ from plugins like WPML which are about twice the price.

    I have postponed getting a website so far as I knew I would need a multilingual one and doing so seemed rather ominous. Nowadays that appears to have changed. I do have web hosting which is currently unused but would I need to install WP on my server or could I just use these themes/plugins on the from within WordPress server and can I upgrade from themes to plugins or isn’t that how it works?

    1. These themes are just ready for use in multilingual websites. You will always need a multilingual plugin, and I suggest WPML as it is so easy to use. It handles all the things for you and gives you an easy interface for translating all content in your site. As developers, when developing themes and plugins, we have to make sure that they are ready to be localised, and the themes mentioned here are some examples of these.

  3. Antony, which template/theme did you use in the end. I would like you feedback please. I am trying to find a simple one for WordPress which can handle three languages or can display three columns on every page, one for each language. I need a membership application form and an HTML widget/editor to be able to embed PayPal source code.

    Also, the fees demanded; are they one-off or annual?

    Thanks in advance
    Marcus

  4. Can These Multilingual themes be used with WP Multisite? If so, which is the best one for that? If not, can we look forward to something like that in the near future. This would be especially useful for site networks targeting tourists, international students/researchers, business travelers, etc.

  5. …Also, I’m not sure I understand. Can separate layouts be used for different languages on the same site? Just as wording is different from language to language, visual perceptions vary across cultures as well. Each country/region has a different concept of an “attractive” site. No?

  6. Many thanks for the overview. From your perspective, what is the best solution for setting up a multilingual website: a multilingula theme or installing wpml paid plugin? Do any differences reardig functionality exist..?

  7. Hey, thanks a lot for the article.

    I am only wondering if anybody knows how to sort out this problem.

    I have a multilingual site and I would like to give access to someone who will only be able to update one language as I am afraid that the person might accidentally make errors in different languages and I will never find out…

    Right now I have handled this problem with multiple WP installations (one WP installation for each language), but for some reason I have a problem with indexing my site by google, any ideas?

    Thanks Jakub

    1. I always set up multilingual sites using WPML so I can’t really comment on the way you’ve set things up and the issues you are having with Google. However this is an interesting question and if you decide to switch to WPML I would recommend asking the developers if you can block access on the admin side by language, I see it as a good feature to have, and possibly you can already do that with WPML, but I’ve never tried it myself.

  8. Hallo! Thank you for all those usefull informations!

    Definitively, what does it mean that a certain theme IS multilangual?
    Merely that it offers support for WPML (which I have anyway to buy…)?
    Can also other themes offer the same support?

    Thank you

    1. It means that it has been tested and is compatible with WPML or other multilingual plugins. There are many themes that are translation-ready, in fact it makes sense for all theme sellers to ensure that their themes are developed in this way.

  9. This page needs to be updated none of the multi language themes suggested are available for purchase.

    What is the best theme to create a blog page that covers every language in every country?

    1. Hi, we’ve just updated this post with a lot of new multilingual themes. Feel free to browse through them and find the ideal one for your case.

  10. Hi, always I have probleme when I need traslate the home or theme options. How Can I resolved?thanks a lot.

  11. Hi There, my team and i relased a very cool and original RTL arabic compatible wordpress theme name “Dubai”. I have reviewed other theme on this page and i think our theme would really deserve a place here !

    Could you review it or let me know how can i submit it for review to your website ? The link is : http://www.mojomarketplace.com/item/dubai-attractive-and-futuristic-animated-wordpress-theme/demo/55fb8df9-c078-4db3-b282-5bd80a141f3b

    Thanks for your help !

    Simon

  12. I have just upgraded my free wordpress.com to a premium wordpress account (99%/year) but I just discovered that it still won’t allow me to use plugins! 🙁 My primary concern is that I want to create a multilingual website (meaning, I would like to have a dropdown menu where uses can switch between English and German). What if I get a premium wordpress theme that has those options for chosing between multiple languages? Can I still not use that plugin because I have wordpress.com (instead of .org)? :/

  13. Themes selection for wordpress site is very important as theme is responsible for nice looking inter face .Mainly it does not matter whether the theme is free or premium . Matter is that it should be the best responsive .Many of us now a days do not get satisfied with out using the theme which contains all best features . In this case after looking at this site one will get the best theme as per i observe . It is nice effort . And this is why i convey thanks to author

  14. Hey, hope some of you welcome more infos from theme author. Ait-themes.club themes where Langwitch is available use different way in terms of translations in comparison with others. Ait Language plugin comes with all frontend and backend translations. Adding new language is simply done in wp admin. So website owner needs to create just content & some strings in required languages. No need translate on your own. Easy updates . What is also unique, that each user can choose own lang (handy for international team) . We have many themes which are compatible with this translations plugin. Hope can help build perfect multilingual website with less effort and save time & money on translations. Regards

  15. Divi is not multilingual. They have a very detailed tutorial to get you multilingual, but you have to install (pay for) WPML. Another option is to use WPGlobus plugin, which I have used for other sites and like very much. You would have to do this with any wordpress theme to make it multilingual. This article is misleading.

  16. Hey Guys!

    I am going to have my site (https://bahargate.biz/) in other languages. Some of them are RTL such as Arabic and Farsi and some others are LTR.

    As Enfold is a translation ready theme, could you guys let me know the steps (1- 2 – 3 …) I need to take to create my website in other languages. I’ll start with Farsi.

    Thanks,
    Mohammad

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