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Updated
January 25, 2021

You can use the same automatic translation account for all your sites. Connecting multiple sites under the same automatic translation account shares their translation memory, glossary, and word quota.

How to connect your sites to the same automatic translation account

Choose a main site

You first need to decide which of your sites will be the “main” one. This is the site where you will be able to view your invoices and manage your payments.

If you don’t already have an active automatic translation account on this site, sign up for one by going to WPMLTranslation Management and clicking the Translation Tools tab. Then follow the steps to Sign up for free.

Copy the migration code from your secondary site

Once you have decided which site will be your main one, you need to get a migration code from each of your other sites. These unique codes tell your main site which other sites it can share your automatic translation account with.

To get the migration code, follow these steps on your secondary site:

  1. Go to WPMLTranslation Management
  2. Click the Translation Tools tab
  3. Scroll down and click to Copy Migration Code.
    Copying the migration code to share another site’s automatic translation quota
    Copying the migration code to share another site’s automatic translation quota

Enter the migration code onto your main site

  1. Go to WPMLTranslation Management.
  2. Click the Translation Tools tab.
  3. Click Payment & Settings and expand the Connected sites dropdown.
  4. Click Enter connection key of another site and paste the migration code you copied from your secondary site.
Entering another site's connection key
Entering another site’s connection key

Unable to connect sites?

In some cases, the system might prevent you from connecting sites. Here is a list of rules that should help you understand when and why you cannot connect sites.

You cannot merge sites that both have active accounts

If both sites have active, separate accounts for automatic translation you need to:

  1. Cancel the account on one of these two sites.
  2. Wait for the charge to be triggered for the canceled account (usually takes about an hour).
  3. Pay final invoice for the canceled account.
  4. Get the migration code from the site with the canceled account and enter it into the site with the still active account.

You cannot connect two main sites

You cannot copy the migration code of a main site to add it to another site.

For example, you have three sites that are not connected: site A, B, and C. You can first connect any two of these sites. Let’s say you connect sites A and B, where A is the main site.

Once A becomes your main site, you can add site C to the main site A, but you cannot do it the other way around. You cannot add a main site A to another site, in this case, site C.

You cannot connect sites that have debt on the automatic translation account

If a site has an unpaid invoice you will have to pay it before being able to connect the site to another.

Disconnecting sites

Important! Because connected sites share translation memory, glossary, and word quota, you need to be mindful of the following potential issues when disconnecting sites.

Disconnecting a main site

If you disconnect the main site, your secondary sites will continue sharing a translation memory and glossary, but they will no longer have access to any words to use for translation. The main site will not be able to access the translation memory or glossary.

Disconnecting a secondary site

If you disconnect a secondary site, that site will lose access to the shared word quota, glossary, and translation memory.

How to disconnect sites

To disconnect sites that have been linked together:

  1. Go to WPMLTranslation Management and click the Translation Tools tab.
  2. Click Payment & Settings and expand the Connected sites dropdown.
  3. Click the trash or unlink icon next to the site you would like to disconnect.
Disconnecting sites that share an automatic translation quota
Disconnecting sites that share an automatic translation quota