Dear Theme.co Team,
Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude for your outstanding work on the Pro theme and Cornerstone page builder. These products have proven to be invaluable tools in creating dynamic and visually stunning websites.
Today, I am reaching out to discuss a critical area where I believe there is room for improvement. WPML (WordPress Multilingual Plugin) is an essential tool for building multilingual websites, allowing users to cater to diverse audiences and provide localized content. While your products currently offer basic integration with WPML, there are several important features that are not fully compatible. This limitation hampers our ability to leverage the complete set of WPML functionalities, especially when it comes to automatic translations.
Over the past year, we have received numerous requests from our clients to incorporate automatic translation capabilities using services like DeepL or Google Translate. WPML natively supports these services, making it possible to generate initial translations that can then be refined by professional translators. Regrettably, due to the current limitations in the Pro theme and Cornerstone page builder, we are unable to deliver this highly sought-after feature to our clients.
Presently, the only method available to us is to create a copy of the original language, which essentially acts as a snapshot. Consequently, when changes are made to the original language, the translation is not marked for review. There is no link between the two strings/languages. This significantly impedes the efficient management of translations and diminishes the effectiveness of our multilingual websites.
Recognizing the growing demand for multilingual functionality and streamlined translation processes, I firmly believe that investing in enhancing WPML compatibility within your products would yield substantial benefits for both Theme.co and its users. By enabling automatic translation capabilities and establishing a seamless connection between the original language and its translations, you would greatly enhance the value proposition of the Pro theme and Cornerstone page builder.
As an users of your products, we have experienced firsthand the limitations imposed by the lack of WPML compatibility when it comes to automatic translations. By addressing this issue, you would not only fulfill the needs of your existing user base but also attract new customers who prioritize efficient multilingual content creation.
I kindly request that you prioritize and allocate resources to make the Pro theme and Cornerstone page builder fully compatible with WPML’s automatic translation features and the translation editor. This enhancement would bridge the gap between your exceptional products and the powerful capabilities of WPML, offering users an integrated and seamless experience.
Thank you for considering our feature request. Your commitment to listening to user feedback and continuously improving your products is truly commendable. Should you require any further information or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.