If you previously completed translations using the Classic Translation Editor or a professional translation service, you can view and use these translations within the Advanced Translation Editor.
The Advanced Translation Editor stores previous translations in its translation memory. Although other sources do not store previous translations in the Advanced Translation Editor’s memory, you do not need to translate a post from scratch if you switch to using the Advanced Translation Editor.
To use the Advanced Translation Editor, please be sure to enable it in WPML → Settings for both new content and content created with the Classic Translation Editor.
After updating the page you would like to translate and adding it to the translation basket, choose a local translator rather than a professional translation service.
When you open the translation job, it will open in the Advanced Translation Editor. It might look as if you need to retranslate the whole page. Click the translation icon below the translation window to view previous translations from other sources:
A dialog with previous translations will pop-up. To use these translations, simply copy and paste the text into the appropriate translation fields. These will then be saved in the Advanced Translation Editor’s translation memory for future use.
If you use a professional translation service in the future after adding or editing translations within the Advanced Translation Editor, these changes will need to be retranslated by them. Their translation memories only save what has been translated through their service. This may add to your translation expenses.