Circle Flip is Creiden’s latest extraordinary design, with a unique touch of development to make website building easier than ever. A lot of efforts were made by the developers to provide you with a fully customized, feature full theme.
Circle Flip comes with a whole lot of features, including but are not limited to;
Page builder
Header builder
Custom Widgets
Awesome Support
Premium Plugins
WPML friendly

 

WPML public test site

Check out the theme working multilingual on the WPML test site at http://theme-testing.wpml.org/circleflip Also check the fully built version with English/Arabic content at http://themes.creiden.com/circleflip/

Required Theme and plugins

To Run a multilingual website using WPML you’ll need to purchase a licence of the theme Circle Flip from envato’s Themeforest at http://themeforest.net/item/circle-flip-responsive-multipurpose-theme/8107961
and a licence of WPML including at least the Multilingual Blog add-ons https://wpml.org/purchase/

Installing the Theme

WordPress Installation

After you’ve downloaded the theme CircleFlip, Navigate to your WordPress Dashboard and head to Appearance >> Themes, click on Add New.
Click on Upload Theme.
Click on Choose file and navigate your PC to the directory containing your CircleFlip Download, then hit Install Now.
WordPress should start uploading your theme, wait for it to finish and go to the next step.
Navigate to your Themes under Appearance again, you’ll find your new CircleFlip theme installed, hover over the theme’s thumbnail and click Activate.
After you activate the theme you’ll get a notification message with needed plugins, click on Begin Installing plugins and kick back for a few minutes while WordPress adds your plugins and then you’re now able to enjoy your new theme.

FTP Installation

After you’ve downloaded CircleFlip theme, establish a ftp connection to your server using one of the ftp tools like FileZilla.
once you’ve established the connection, navigate to your WordPress Installation folder inside the public-html, and find the wp-content folder within, open themes folder and add to it the un-zipped folder for CircleFlip ONLY.
Navigate to your Themes under Appearance again, you’ll find your new CircleFlip theme installed, hover over the theme’s thumbnail and click Activate.
After you activate the theme you’ll get a notification message with needed plugins, click on Begin Installing plugins and kick back for a few minutes while WordPress adds your plugins and then you’re now able to enjoy your new theme.

Demo Data

As of version 1.1 one click demo installation have been added, the one click demo installation feature provides you with the same demo content on the live preview (with only distributable images) with the convenience of having it all done with just One Click.
This installation will add all the pages (including WooCommerece and bbPress), portfolio items, posts and menus.

Installing demo data requires the following plugins to be installed and activated:
Came bundled with the theme and can be found at Appearance >> Install Plugins

  • Circleflip Portfolio Plugin
  • Revolution Slider
  • bbpress

Must be downloaded from Plugins >> Add New >> Search

  • Contact form 7
  • WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce

Once you’re done with the plugins, Navigate to Appearance >> Theme Options and find the Backup & Restore tab.
Click on Install Demo, and that’s it.
Note that this demo adds pages, posts and assigns menus and widgets. It is recommended that you use it on fresh installation. and with php memory limit set to a minimum of 256M

Installing WPML plugins

After you purchase and download the WPML plugin, go ahead to your WordPress dashboard and install the plugin via the upload section then follow this awesome guide provided by WPML
https://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide

 

Translating Pages, Posts and other post types

To translate a page you need to go to WP admin – Pages and in the list you will see columns for each active language, with a pencil icon (for ‘edit translation’) or a ‘+’ icon (for ‘add translation’) next to each page.

Translating custom post types and taxonomies

Circle Flip comes with extra custom post types such as portfolios and offers, and custom taxonomies. In order to get a similar interface for translation/duplication as for posts and pages, you need to go to WPML->Translation Management, and select the tab ‘Multilingual Content Setup’.

Translating Menus and Language Switcher in Header

WPML can synchronize menus for you. This means that if some entries, for example some pages, posts or categories, are in the English menu, WPML can generate and keep in synch menus for other languages pointing to the translated versions of these pages, posts or categories.

From WordPress Appearance->Menus you can see your existing menus and add menu translations and synchronize menus across translations.
To show the language switcher in the header you need to activate it from Theme options – Header options.

Translating theme texts and other strings in your site

To translate strings you need to follow the procedure for Theme and Plugin Localization. Go to WPML->Theme and Plugin Localization, and click on ‘Scan the theme for strings’ and you will see theme strings and which ones are translated or not.

Useful Links

How to set and translate main features of the theme / plugin Using translation management
http://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/using-the-translation-editor

Translation Management & Features
http://wpml.org/documentation/translating-your-contents/using-the-translation-editor/translation-management-features

Translating URL slugs
http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/translating-page-slugs

How to scan strings coming from the theme / plugin
http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/theme-localization

How to translate strings using String Translation
http://wpml.org/documentation/getting-started-guide/string-translation

Conclusion

You can easily serve a multilingual user base using the super easy Circle Flip theme empowered with WPML plugin
Circle Flip is WPML ready as of Version 2.2.6
Minimum WPML Multilingual CMS version required 3.1.8.4