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We’re excited to introduce “Translate Everything” – a top-requested feature that takes automatic translation to the next level. Translate Everything makes translating your content faster, easier, and cheaper than ever before, and makes keeping translations up to date a total breeze.

After nearly a year of development and months of testing, we’re excited to release WPML 4.5! This is WPML’s biggest release ever, and it comes jam-packed with loads of new features. Here are some of the highlights:

Translate Everything Automatically & Review Before Publishing

WPML 4.5 expands the automatic translation feature, allowing you to translate all your posts, pages, custom post types, products, taxonomy, custom fields, and more, simply by enabling the new Translate Everything mode.

See how it works in this short video:

Translate Everything mode immediately translates your content in the background as you publish it or edit existing content. This saves you tons of time and money, and ensures your site’s translations always stay up to date.

Translate all your content automatically as you create or edit it

You can also hold your translations for review before or after publishing and check how each translation looks on the front-end of your site.

Reviewing translations on your site’s front-end before publishing

Hire External Translation Reviewers

What if you don’t speak the language you’re translating your site into? No problem! Also new to WPML is the Translation Reviewer Directory. This helps you find qualified external reviewers with WPML experience that speak your site’s languages. These reviewers will double-check that everything sounds natural and correct. Plus, since the reviewers aren’t translating your content from scratch, their rates are reasonable enough to fit any budget.

New Payment Options for Automatic Translation

Automatic translation remains the most affordable and quickest way to translate your site, and now you have two payment options for your added convenience.

Pay As You Go

You can still sign up for an automatic translation account and pay for the number of credits you actually use each month, just as before. If you don’t use automatic translation, you don’t have to pay anything. Plus, you get 2,000 credits each month just for having an automatic translation account.

Prepaid Packages Without a Subscription

As of today, you can also purchase prepaid packages of 40,000 and 200,000 credits (you must be logged in to view the page). These credits never expire and can be assigned to any of your registered sites.

To see a full breakdown of these two different options, check out our page about pricing for automatic translation.

Clients who purchase a new Multilingual CMS or Agency account starting from September 29th a package of automatic translation credits included for free with their purchase.

More Site Keys

Don’t worry about “wasting” your site keys on development sites. All WPML accounts (both new clients and existing clients) get extra site keys specifically for development sites.

Account type# of production keys# of development keys
Blog13
CMS39
AgencyUnlimitedUnlimited

Fewer Plugins to Manage

The Translation Management add-on is now included in WPML’s core plugin for Multilingual CMS and Agency accounts. This means one less plugin to install and keep up to date while maintaining all the same functionality you had before.

The Translation Management tabs are also more intuitive to make navigating the WPML plugin easier.

Don’t use Translation Management? No worries. WPML only loads the code that handles the features you use, so it won’t slow your site. For example, if you don’t use a translation service or automatic translation, it won’t load the code that handles translation services or automatic translation.

New Setup Wizard

We’ve completely revamped the WPML setup wizard so that making your site multilingual is straightforward and simple. Plus, now that the Translation Management add-on is part of the WPML core plugin, all the setup is part of one streamlined process.

Choosing Your Site’s Languages

Choosing How to Translate

If you create a custom or country-specific language, you can now map it to a pre-configured language as you create it in the setup wizard or in WPMLLanguages. This allows you to use automatic translation and spell check with your custom languages. Now, you only need to make minor edits instead of translating from scratch.

Bug Fixes, Compatibility Updates, and More

For a full list of everything included in this release, check out the changelog.

We’re Already Running WPML 4.5 on a Production Site

Our site Embrazo has been using WPML 4.5 for the last two months. This allowed us to “field test” the WPML 4.5 features and work out any issues before releasing it to clients. It also gave us first-hand experience as our own client, and we’re confident and excited about the results.

Translating and reviewing this site takes about 10% of the time it previously took us to translate ourselves from scratch. The results in both Spanish and Hebrew are at least as good as before. Automatic translation really excels with straightforward texts written in conversational language.

Plus, it keeps our translation costs much lower than before. This means we can translate the entire site without worrying about breaking the budget.

How to Install WPML 4.5

As with other major releases, we are deploying WPML 4.5 gradually. You will see the update on your site as it becomes available.

To skip the queue and get this update right away go to PluginsAdd New, click the Commercial tab, and then use the Check for updates button.

Checking for the WPML 4.5 update

Of course, you can also download WPML 4.5 manually by going to your WPML account’s Downloads page.

Give WPML 4.5 a Try and Let Us Know How We Did

Now, we’d like to hear from you!

  • What kind of site do you have, and how do you think WPML 4.5 will help you?
  • Before trying WPML 4.5, do you feel like you know what to expect and what the new features are?
  • After trying WPML 4.5, what do you like most and least about release?
  • Are there any issues this release doesn’t address that you’d like us to prioritize next? Please include links to relevant support tickets.

We rely on your feedback to help shape our releases, so please be sure to share your feedback in the comments below!

44 Responses to “WPML 4.5 – Translate All of Your Site’s Content Automatically”

    • Hi Jacqueline – Yes, you can delete it. The Translation Management functionality is now included in the main WPML core plugin. Glad you’re enjoying WPML 4.5 so far!!

  1. I got excited about the prepaid credit packages as I have been asking all along about credits that don’t expire. My excitement was gone as soon as I saw that a prepaid packed is over 5 times the price of the pay as you go credits. I can understand that it’s more expensive since it means you won’t earn on expired credits. But +5 times higher? 🤯😥

    • Hi John-Pierre – Thanks for your comment, and I understand your concern. We did a deep dive into the data to come up with numbers to ensure we wouldn’t lose money on these prepaid packages, but it’s important to get feedback like yours. I’ll relay your concerns.

      • I agree with John-Pierre. We add content in batches, without a fixed frequency. We may not add anything new for months so credits that do not expire would be ideal, if priced ok.

        Thanks for your consideration.

        • Thanks for your feedback, Arno. I’ll be sure to share this with the rest of the team. It’s worth mentioning that with an automatic translation account, you’re only charged for the credits you use. So for months that you don’t translate anything, you’re not charged anything.

          • The extreme scenario is this. When you use monthly credits and by the end of the month you have used 100.001 credits, then you fall in the 500.000 credits bucket and you pay $72. That’s $55 more then for 100.000 credits. That’s a waste because it expires right away.

            The alternative here would be a package of 200.000 but that’s priced at $180. That’s 2.5 times more then for 500.000 monthly credits.

            As said, I understand that packages are priced higher, but would expect it to be more in line with the monthly credit price for 5.000 or 15.000 credits. At the moment, the packages are not interesting enough. Not even in the above mentioned scenario.

            • Hi John-Pierre – Thanks for bringing this up. We’re actually in the process of reviewing our automatic translation account pricing to solve exactly the scenario you describe with the pricing tiers. Stay tuned…

  2. Hello,

    We’ve renewed our subscription just recently.

    Do we have to pay anything extra to utilize “WPML 4.5” ?

    Please advise. Thank you.

    Best Regards and Blessings,
    Dr. Augusto Agostini-Chapel, Chaplain
    Christian Health University

  3. Hello,

    Hope you all doing well.

    I am facing an issue with the latest 4.5 update. I did not see the update button; so I downloaded the update manually and installed it. However, my WordPress installation crashed. I had to manually disable all plugins from the database.

    I deleted all WPML plugins, including dokan and woocommerce multi language plugins; and tried to install only the WPML 4.5 plugin with all other plugins deactivated, however, I still face the same issue.

    If you have any suggestions, I would really appreciate it.

    Regards,

  4. Hello, the new update sounds promising as we always translate our site into multiple languages. Will the program translate and go through all pages again after the update? We have links that have not been translated and where support has not yet been able to help.

    Best wishes

    • Hello – Translate Everything will automatically translate any pages and posts that don’t already have existing translations. If you have pages and posts that were already translated using a different method, it won’t overwrite those translations.

  5. New unnecessary features for users with only sitepress plugin. How can we disable the new translation priority adds terms in all languages and just bloat db with lines which is not used.

    How do we disable “translate this document”. All users don’t use WPML like translate document, we use it as just 2 different pages and connect them with hreflang as “this is our Canadian version or post A”. So all this features, which is starting to worry me that you will turn the core plugin into the translation management plugin. Please give us options to disable all such.

    • For all this updates when you force users into this flow when many want to stick to WP native structure we are looking more into migrating to alternative once there is no filters or settings to disable such. Now there is new buttons everywhere new features many with me do not want or need. But no option to disable just let our db grow with new things and the new terms which is added as translation terms for translation priority please allow us to delete all this.

    • Hi John – I’m not sure what you’re asking. As stated in the announcement, WPML only loads the code that handles the features you use, so it won’t slow your site. For example, if you don’t use a translation service or automatic translation, it won’t load the code that handles translation services or automatic translation. There’s nothing to disable.

      You do not have to translate your entire site automatically with Translate Everything. It’s simply an option you can choose during the setup wizard or in WPML → Settings.

      • It adds a lot of new settings it looks like you merged translation management plugin and the core wpml plugin?

        How do I know it is not used and loaded? To clean settings and UI I would prefer to be able to disable functions.

        How can I keep using old WPML. This is more and more making me want to move to alternatives just the big migration headache that is stopping me right now. It’s really only focusing on blog segment to translate sites not using it as a technical platform to connect pages. I understand you want to cover both but at least use as you did before separate the plugins. Why not include all SEO and other glue plugins into core otherwise? Because people are not using all of it. Pretty sure SEO glue plugin is more relevant to include than others. But still keep them separated.

        I will evaluate and consider refund of the recent renewal. It’s sad WPML is locking in to features and adding a different flow I liked WPML back in the day except the performance issues. Today it’s more of an blog translation plugin.

        My last question is please allow us to disable things and keep translation management and core plugin separated.

        • Can I also as how I can have following disabled by default. As this is some new in 4.5. I just want to use standard page to page connection nothing with a translation document and editor.

          Translate this Document
          Use WPML’s Translation Editor

        • Hi John – Thank you for your feedback about not wanting Translation Management in the core plugin. It’s not currently possible to disable features in the UI, but it’s worth reiterating that WPML only loads the code for the features you use. You can continue using the same workflow as before – we didn’t remove any existing translation workflows, we just added a new one to make it easier for clients to build multilingual sites. You can continue to access older versions of our plugins in the changelog, however we always recommend keeping your plugins up to date.

  6. Hey there!
    Is it possible to enable the 1.000.000 limit without first having to pay USD 72 for 500.000? I need 1 million credits this month but paying USD 72 + USD 117 seems too high.
    Thank you

  7. The update completly broke my site and need to downgrade version.
    It broke menus, page links, footer, etc. Using Divi theme and wp last version.
    When I downgrade version all runs well again.

    • Hi! If you want to automatically translate only specific pages, you have to select the Translate Some mode. You can select it either during the WPML setup wizard, or on the WPMLSettings page. Then, simply go to WPMLTranslation Management, select the post(s) or page(s) you want to translate, select into which languages, and click the Translate selected content button. That’s it, WPML will then automatically translate your content.

      All of this is described on our Getting Started Guide’s section about the Translate Some mode.

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