WPML Translation Management Addon
On This Page
- Identifying a Site Translator
- Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types Translation
- Modifying Strings for Translation
- Media localization
- Task Cancellation Procedures for Translation Services
- Instructions for Verifying the Progress of Translation Projects
Identifying a Site Translator
With WPML, you may do the following:
- Use your own translation software to access the website.
- Register individual interpreters and pair them with target languages.
- Get in touch with a reliable translation company.
- Or, you can have a Translation Manager set up who can recruit linguists and distribute information for translation.
If you need a website translated, you have two options:
- While going through the initial setup of WPML. Select the checkbox labelled “Translate Some: I want to pick which content to translate.”
Using the Translators tab found in WPML Translation Management.
- If you use the Translate Everything mode to automatically translate your entire site, the users who have been set up as translators will also be able to review the translated content.
Posts, Pages, and Custom Post Types Translation
Using the Translation Management Center, you can translate any page, post, or post type by following these steps:
- Filter the list based on the content you want to see.
- Determine what parts of the website need to be translated.
- Pick the target languages for the translations (or duplicate).
Choose this option if you are the only person who can translate the site’s content. From WPML Translations, you can view the status of any of your translation requests. You can add the pages you want translated to your translation basket if you use a translation service or other translators.
There is no limit to the number of times you can go through this process before sending the content (basket) to be translated. To expedite the translation process, you can now compile content from various sections of the site into a single file. After adding items, select the Translation Basket tab. You could compare this to the “checkout” section of an online store. Before sending anything for translation, make sure you’ve reviewed the material and selected a translator (if a language has several translation options). A deadline and name for the batch are both options. Next, have it translated and sent back. Use the word count tool on the WPML website to get an idea of how much content you are sending for translation.
Modifying Strings for Translation
The Translation Management Dashboard is where you will often send text to be translated. However, there are situations when you must translate texts that are not located on a certain page. Perhaps you need to localise the site’s tagline or the names of the widgets.
You can accomplish this with the help of WPML’s String Translation plugin.
- Use the filters at the top of the page to search for the strings you need.
- A translation can only be applied to certain strings, so pick those you want to translate.
- Please include these in your translation order.
To complete sending your strings for translation, visit WPML Translation Management and select the Translation Basket tab. To take on the translation job if you’re doing it yourself, head to WPML Translations.
Media such as photos and video will be included in some of your material. Pages with screenshots or downloadable PDFs are just two examples.
As a rule, translated material will retain the same media components as the source material. The WPML Media Translation plugin allows you to specify several media types for translation.
Task Cancellation Procedures for Translation Services
Projects under translation that have not yet begun work can be cancelled by the Translation Manager or site owner.
Keep in mind that you might not be able to cancel a translation assignment that has already been assigned to a translator and begun. You may still be responsible for the cost of a translation if you hire a professional service, even if you cancel before it’s finished.
To cancel a translation job:
- Visit the Jobs section of WPML Translation Management.
- To terminate a position, locate it.
- The X button can be clicked.
However, the Jobs section is unavailable when using Translate Everything. No cancellations are accepted, and all translation projects are completed instantly.
Instructions for Verifying the Progress of Translation Projects
There are two sites where you can check on the progress of translation jobs you’ve submitted. Status icons for each document are displayed on the Translation Management Dashboard.
Move your mouse over an image to learn its significance.
One of two Actions icons will appear, depending on whether or not you have already sent the page for translation.
- When working with translators, you can include a Note by selecting the plus sign symbol.
- When a remote translator is working on a translation, you can see their progress by clicking the Check status and get translations icon.
Details can be found on the Jobs page of WPML Translation Management. You can cancel any jobs that have been sent for translation but have not yet begun processing from that page.