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Originally written
August 7, 2020
Updated
September 1, 2020

You can translate content automatically without having to use the Advanced Translation Editor. This is convenient when you want to automatically translate a large number of pages or posts that don’t need to be reviewed.

Automatically translating multiple posts, pages, and strings in bulk involves two steps:

  1. Selecting the content you would like to translate and adding it to your Translation Basket.
  2. Choosing the translation jobs you would like to translate automatically.

Selecting content to translate

Before translating in bulk, you first need to select which content you would like to translate.

Selecting posts and pages to translate

To select posts and pages for translation:

  1. Go to WPML → Translation Management
  2. Select the correct content type from the dropdown in the search section
  3. Choose the posts or pages you would like to translate and the languages you would like to translate them into
  4. Click Add selected content to translation basket
Adding pages and posts to the Translation Basket
Adding pages and posts to the Translation Basket

Selecting strings to translate

To select strings for translation:

  1. Go to WPML → String Translation
  2. Choose the strings you would like to translate and the languages you would like to translate them into
  3. Click Add to translation basket.
Adding strings to the Translation Basket
Adding strings to the Translation Basket

Translating jobs in bulk automatically

Instead of sending these jobs to a translator from the Translation Basket:

  1. Click the Translation Tools tab
  2. Click Bulk Automatic Translation
  3. Select the jobs you would like to translate automatically
  4. Click Translate automatically.
Translation jobs available for bulk translation
Translation jobs available for bulk translation

Your content will be translated automatically, and the new translations will appear on the front-end.