WPML and GravityView

If you want to have a View that is available in multiple languages, here's how to do it using the popular translation plugin WPML.

Floaty has a View that he wants to translate

It's an international guest list, so he wants to provide it in multiple languages.

Screenshot of a View

First, ensure you have WPML Multilingual CMS installed and activated.

This requires the Multilingual CMS WPML package.  

Screenshot showing WPML installed and activated

In the Dashboard, under the "WPML" menu, click on "Settings":

Screenshot of the WPML menu on the dashboard

Click on the "Multilingual Content Setup" tab and then on "Post Types Translation"

Screenshot showing the Multilingual Content Setup tab

Set the "Views" custom post types to "Translate"

This tells WPML you want to translate Views.

Screenshot showing the Post Types Translation section

In the Custom Field Translation settings, click the "Show system fields" link

The GravityView custom fields are hidden, so they don't show up without a fuss!

Screenshot of the Custom Fields Translation section

Search for "_gravityview" 

For every "Custom Field" item that starts with "_gravityview," choose "Copy once."

Note: If you don't see any GravityView custom fields yet, you may not have created any Views. Create a View first, then return here.

Screenshot of WPML Settings section
Screenshot showing the Views menu

You will now see the translation column(s)

Click the ✏️ icon to translate the View in the language of your choice.

Screenshot of the Views page

If the pencil icon doesn't show up, try disabling GravityView's No-Conflict mode.

Update Custom Content widgets and fields

As well as field labels

Screenshot of a field label

Once the View configuration is translated…

Screenshot of the View editor

…save the View, and check out how it looks!

Screenshot of the link to access the View on the front-end of the website

The translated View has translated labels and Custom Content widget

But the entry content is not translated; it remains the same.

Screenshot of the View translated

Let's check out the English version again…

Screenshot of the View in English

…and it's still the original translation.

Hey, look at that: you have a translated View!

Screenshot of a translated View

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