Are you needing to translate your WordPress contact forms into another language? WPForms simplifies this process as much as possible so that you can translate your contact forms and reach a global audience to keep your conversion rates high.
In this article, we’ll show you how to translate your WordPress contact forms.
Why Translate Your WordPress Contact Forms?
Translating your WordPress contact forms is a good idea if you’re looking to reach an international audience.
If your site is in English only, this means you may potentially be alienating a large portion of the internet population that speaks a different native language.
Here are some other important reasons why you should consider translating your contact forms:
- Your company sells products or services abroad and uses an order form to collect payments from customers
- You want to reach a broader audience and boost your email marketing efforts across the world
- The competition doesn’t translate their contact forms
- You run a nonprofit organization that spans the globe and you want to register people for events, collect donations and find volunteers using your forms
- Geographic data found in Google Analytics shows you have a global audience
- You are looking for more ways to improve your contact form conversions rates
Want to translate your entire site? Read about how to make your WordPress website multilingual
So, now that you see why catering to other native languages is important, let’s see how to translate your WordPress contact forms.
Step 1: Create a Simple Contact Form
Next, you’ll need to create a form. For help with this step, see our tutorial on how to create a simple contact form as an example to get started.
Keep in mind, you can create many types of forms with the WPForms plugin templates:
- File upload forms to gather additional information from site visitors
- Job application forms to fill an open position that’s available
- Survey forms to gather customer feedback about your business
- User registration forms so people can sign up for subscriptions, services, or other plans
- And any number of subscribe forms using our email service provider integrations: Mailchimp, AWeber, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, Drip, and GetResponse
You can add additional fields to your contact form by dragging them from the left hand panel to the right hand panel.
Then, click on the field to make any changes. You can also click on a form field and drag it to rearrange the order on your form.
Step 2: Translate Your Form Fields
Translating your contact form’s fields is really easy to do in WPForms.
By default, all of your forms will be in English. To change the labels for any form field, all you have to do is click on the form field in the form editor and replace the default label with the language you want to translate your form into.
This requires that you either know the language your translating your contact forms into, or have access to a translator.
Some popular translation tools that can help with this include:
Not sure if these online tools are accurate enough?
Well, according to the Washington Post, Google Translate is nearly as accurate as human translators. That means when it comes to simple form field translations, you’ll be okay using it or something similar.
Careful! Make sure you’re not guilty of any of these top complaints about contact forms from visitors.
Step 3: Translate Your Form’s Validation Messages
Validation messages are messages that appear when a required form field is left empty or someone inputs incorrect data into a form field.
To translate your contact form’s validation messages, go to WPForms » Settings and click on the Validation tab.
From there, all you need to do is change the current validation messages, that are by default in English, to the language you’re translating your contact forms into.
Again, this can be done personally, using an online translation tool, or even a professional translator if need be.
Click Save Settings.
Your validation messages will now translate on your contact form.
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And there you have it! You now know how to translate your WordPress contact forms.
If you want to translate other WPForms pages that can be seen from the WordPress dashboard, be sure to check out this helpful tutorial on how to translate WPForms admin ages, form builder, and default values.
If you’re looking for even more ways to boost your form conversion rates, check out this roundup of ways to fix your low converting contact forms.
So, what are you waiting for? Get started with the most powerful WordPress forms plugin today.