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How to translate Event Espresso 4 events with WPML

Posted: April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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JP Duchesneau

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I have a site that runs the WPLMS Theme from Themeforest with the following plugins:
Event Espresso 4.2.1 (EE4)
WPML Core 3.1.5
WPML String Translation 2.0.5
WPML Translation Management 1.9.4

EE4 uses custom type posts for events so I tried in WPML to make them “translatable” by selecting the Custom Post Type “Events” and “Venues”. However, I can’t see any flag and/or option to translate the different events. or venues It doesn’t appear either in the String Translations.

How can I translate the Events, the Venues, the Form, etc. for Event Espresso 4?

I’m not a programmer therefore please start with the basics. 🙂


April 30, 2014 at 4:45 am


We haven’t tested EE4 with WPML so it’s hard to say, but the strings are translatable so it should pick them up.

Because EE4 hasn’t been WPML tested it is hard to say exactly why these are not showing up.

JP Duchesneau

May 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

Hi Dean,

The strings don’t seem to be translatable. I’ve tried many things and they never show up. I made the “Venues” and “Events” to be translatable in WPML so from their side it’s working.

But when I try to edit an event in EE4, I don’t have any option to make the same event in another language.

Furthermore, it doesn’t register as a string.

I really need to make this work, what are my options and how can I make EE4 to be translatable?


  • Support Staff

May 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

There is a thread about this going on at the WPML forums:

Also, Mercedes with WPML has a copy of EE4 to her disposal for testing.

Jean-Baptiste Dayez

May 8, 2014 at 4:50 am

What is the easiest way to translate EE4?


May 8, 2014 at 5:48 am

Hi Jean-Baptiste,

The easiest way would be via the language files – – and Poedit –

Jean-Baptiste Dayez

May 9, 2014 at 1:22 am

Thank you very much, Dean, for your answer!


May 9, 2014 at 2:26 am

You’re welcome!

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