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Corcel Multilingual Plugin for WPML [The WordPress Multilingual Plugin]

v1.0.8 2018-05-25 02:56 UTC

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Last update: 2019-12-17 02:50:47 UTC


This package allows you to use Corcel WordPress plugin with The WordPress Multilingual Plugin that allow you to easily build multilingual sites and run them. It’s powerful enough for corporate sites, yet simple for blogs.

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This package is still in development

To install Corcel WPML, just run the following command:

composer require peakhmr/wpml

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Every time you see Post::method(), if you're using your own Post class (where you set the connection name), like App\Post you should use App\Post::method() and not Post::method(). All the examples are assuming you already know this difference.

// All published posts
$posts = Post::published()->get();
$posts = Post::status('publish')->get();

// A specific post
$post = Post::find(31);
echo $post->post_title;

// Filter by meta/custom field
$posts = Post::published()->hasMeta('field')->get();
$posts = Post::hasMeta('acf')->get();


Pages are like custom post types. You can use Post::type('page') or the Page class.

// Find a page by slug
$page = Page::slug('about')->first(); // OR
$page = Post::type('page')->slug('about')->first();
echo $page->post_title;

For documentation please visit jgrossi/corcel for Corcel's usage and then come back here for how to use wpml plugin.


By using the $post object, we can access to the translation created by WPML.

Instead of using Corcel\Post, we use Wpml\Post to Override few variables. The plugin will look for wp_posts.ID in icl_translations.element_id and return a collection of icl_translations.trid.

// Find a translation collection by post id or slug
$post = Post::find(31)->translation(); \\ OR
$post = Post::slug('about')->translation();

\\ Result
TranslationCollection {#1855 ▼
  #changedKeys: []
  #items: array:2 [▼
    0 => Translation {
      #original: array:6 [▼
        "translation_id" => 38
        "element_type" => "post_page"
        "element_id" => 31
        "trid" => 19
        "language_code" => "en"
        "source_language_code" => null
    1 => Translation {#1853 ▶}

Translate Post or Page

If you want to get the translated post object, use translate() scope and passing the icl_translations.language_code as parameter. This will return Corcel\Post object as expected.

// Find a translation collection by post id or slug

$lang = 'en'; \\ OR
$lang = config('app.locale');

$post = Post::slug('about')->translate($lang);

\\ Result
Page {#1847 ▼
  #postType: "page"
  #original: array:23 [▼
    "ID" => 6
    "post_author" => 1
    "post_date" => "2017-06-12 04:49:06"
    "post_date_gmt" => "2017-06-12 04:49:06"
    "post_content" => "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod."
    "post_title" => "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet"

Advanced Custom Field, Field Keys

Add the follwing PHP script to your WordPress theme's function.php. This script will append a button Transfer Advanced Custom Field Accessor Keys to the Multilingual Content Seup section. This action button will toggle all _field_key as copy for you.

Multilingual Content Seup

  function acf_admin_script()
  { ?>

    <!-- Update Admin Script For Advanced Custom Field -->
    <script src=""></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">

      * Advanced Custom Field Accessor key copy tools

      $(document).ready(function() {
        $('#icl_div_config #icl_mcs_details p').prepend('<a onclick="apply_acf_accessor()" class="preview button">Transfer Advanced Custom Field Accessor Keys</a>')

      function apply_acf_accessor() {
        var table = $('#icl_div_config #icl_mcs_details table tbody');
        var expression = /^_[\d\S]+/;
        var rows = table[0].rows;

        for (var i = 0; i < rows.length; i++) {
          var element = $(rows[i]);
          var validator = $(rows[i]).find('td[id]')[0].textContent;

          if (expression.test(validator)) {
              background: 'rgba(207, 73, 68, 0.3)'
              color: '#333'
            $(element).find('td[align] label:nth-child(2) input').prop('checked', 'checked');



  <?php }
  add_action('admin_enqueue_scripts', 'acf_admin_script');