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  1. Antony Brand
    Antony Brand October 10, 2012 at 14:03 | | Reply

    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. Antony Brand
    Antony Brand October 10, 2012 at 14:28 | | Reply

    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. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea October 10, 2012 at 17:45 | | Reply

      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. Marcus Bicknell
    Marcus Bicknell January 29, 2013 at 10:42 | | Reply

    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

  4. Ervin
    Ervin May 17, 2013 at 12:37 | | Reply

    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.

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea May 17, 2013 at 18:11 | | Reply

      Yes they should work fine on WP Multisite.

  5. Ervin
    Ervin May 17, 2013 at 12:44 | | Reply

    …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. City Trip
    City Trip October 15, 2013 at 00:20 | | Reply

    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..?

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea May 7, 2014 at 16:12 | | Reply

      Go for WPML, that’s the most reliable method at the moment.

  7. Jakub Ruzicka
    Jakub Ruzicka May 7, 2014 at 15:45 | | Reply

    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. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea May 7, 2014 at 16:14 | | Reply

      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. impressnk
    impressnk May 7, 2014 at 23:02 | | Reply


  9. impressnk
    impressnk May 7, 2014 at 23:04 | | Reply

    We need some free themes please!!

  10. Ilaria
    Ilaria January 7, 2015 at 09:26 | | Reply

    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

  11. elisha joe (@elijoe45)
    elisha joe (@elijoe45) June 17, 2015 at 15:00 | | Reply

    Love it! Thanks for sharing! Would also love to let you know few themes which you can download and find it somewhat useful check this http://codecondo.com/15-top-rated-wordpress-themes-for-bloggers-and-writers/

    SGMATHS August 6, 2015 at 15:06 | | Reply

    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. Mark Zahra
      Mark Zahra August 13, 2015 at 14:43 | | Reply

      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.

  13. Sebas
    Sebas November 6, 2015 at 02:38 | | Reply

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

  14. Simon
    Simon November 8, 2015 at 06:47 | | Reply

    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 !


  15. Simon
    Simon November 9, 2015 at 09:36 | | Reply

    Thanks a lot Alyona i’m going to have a look.

  16. Sarah Friedrich
    Sarah Friedrich November 10, 2015 at 10:32 | | Reply

    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)? :/

    1. Jean Galea
      Jean Galea November 11, 2015 at 08:20 | | Reply

      Hi Sarah, unfortunately wordpress.com is very restrictive, you are better off setting yourself up on wordpress.org if you want multilingual facilities.

  17. samdani
    samdani March 21, 2016 at 00:09 | | Reply

    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

  18. Emi
    Emi May 30, 2016 at 15:08 | | Reply

    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

  19. Jeremy
    Jeremy July 1, 2016 at 06:50 | | Reply

    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.

  20. Mohammad
    Mohammad August 27, 2017 at 04:52 | | Reply

    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.


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