How to choose a different WordPress theme per language in WPML

You can create a multilingual WordPress site with the popular WPML plugin. Many themes including Avada and Enfold are compatible with WPML.

Normally, WPML is a good choice when you want to use the same WordPress theme for all languages.

However, you might want to use a different theme per language.

In this case, you can use the switch_theme( $template, $stylesheet ) function.

For example, you can add the following code to your WP's function file:

if(ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE == 'en'){
 switch_theme( 'english_theme', 'style.css' );
if(ICL_LANGUAGE_CODE == 'fr'){
 switch_theme( 'french_theme', 'style.css' );

Please refer to the following WordPress document for the switch_theme( $template, $stylesheet ) function:

However, I think it may not be easy to use different themes for different languages with this method. Instead, you might try to use WordPress Multisite. For WordPress multisite, please refer to the following document:

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