Do you run a multilingual WordPress website? Do you translate your forms? You should! Here are the reasons you need to translate your WordPress forms.
When trying to reach a new or existing international audience using your WordPress site, translating your forms is just as important as translating your posts, pages, and products. Keep reading for the benefits of translating your forms, and how to get started using Formidable Forms and WPML.
Translating your WordPress site can help you reach a global audience, increase your site traffic, and boost your sales. But the easiest way to inspire action and engage with your users is by creating forms that are available to users in their native language.
Considering forms are one of the main ways your audience will interact with your site, isn't it strange how often people neglect to translate them? Imagine how jarring that must be for the user. They come to your site, the promise of a translated site they can read in mind... and then? The forms are in a language they can't understand!
Forms are especially important because they are the place where you ask for sensitive user data. Isn't it unfair to ask somebody to fill out a form they can't read? Turns out there are many reasons to translate your forms. Let's run through a few of them before we show you how easy it is to translate your forms once and for all.
Why should I translate the forms on my site?
Translating your forms is easy and has several benefits:
Gain valuable feedback from your users
Site features like contact forms and surveys invite potential and current clients to interact with you directly. Don’t miss out on insightful comments, questions important to someone’s purchasing decision, or help requests simply because they don’t know where to ask.
Improve conversions with translated forms
Newsletter sign-ups and site registrations become more actionable when your users understand what they’re signing up for. Translated payment forms become easier to use and less likely to be abandoned mid-purchase.
Better user experience & happier clients
Translated form error messages and field requirements mean your users can fill out fields correctly the first time or quickly fix their mistakes without having to guess and resubmit forms multiple times.
How do I translate my forms?
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What you need
Translating your forms
Once all plugins are installed and activated, it’s as simple as editing your form and clicking Translate Form.
Then, enter the translations for each field. You can also deselect form fields you prefer not to translate.
Translating other form-related content
There’s more to translate than simply the form fields. With WPML, you can also:
- Translate views and default messages
- Set date and time formats
- Send translated emails
- Automatically redirect your users to the correct confirmation page
- Set the reCAPTCHA language
Other benefits with Formidable Forms and WPML
A Formidable Forms business license and WPML Multilingual CMS make translating your forms a breeze, but you can also use them for much more. These plugins come packed with other features to help you add loads of functionality to your forms and translate your entire website.
A Formidable Forms business license also includes:
- The ability to add user registration forms to your site.
- Powerful integrations with PayPal, Zapier, and newsletter services like Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, and GetResponse.
- Advanced form-building and troubleshooting thanks to priority support and access to the Formidable Forms API.
WPML Multilingual CMS includes the String Translation and Translation Management plugins, which allow you to
- Translate pages, posts, custom post types, taxonomy, strings, and more.
- Choose to connect with a professional translation service, or translate content yourself with the help of automatic translation.
- Create and run a multilingual e-commerce site thanks to compatibility with WooComerce.
Here's the bottom line: a website isn't truly multi-language until you translate your WordPress forms. The good news, as you've just seen, is that this is now easier than ever before. All you need is a little time and the right plugins!
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