WPML 4.5 development continues with a second beta released today. This beta clears up some issues in the first beta and sets the stage for the production release and price increase, both planned for September.
We have been working hard on WPML 4.5, which includes several major new features, including Translate Everything. Translate Everything allows you to translate all of your site’s content automatically as you create it. You can then review the translations on the front-end before publishing.
See how it works in the following video:
Get an overview of what else is coming in WPML 4.5 in our first beta announcement.
This second beta includes many more features for WPML 4.5, as well as some fixes for issues present in the first version (such as inconsistent translation statuses). We’re aiming to have the production version ready for September.
Update: WPML 4.5 Beta 2.1
On Friday, August 27th, we released beta version 2.1. This version solves some performance issues reported by clients using beta version 2.0. Thank you to our clients who reported this in our support forum!
Lock In Your Pricing Before WPML 4.5
Prices will increase once the WPML 4.5 production version comes out in September, but there’s still time to take advantage of the current prices before this happens!
If you’re not a WPML client yet, we recommend that you buy WPML before the price goes up. Purchasing now also locks in a discounted renewal rate for as long as you continue renew on time.
If your account has expired, you can renew your account at your previous discounted rate to access updates and support. However, if you wait until after the 4.5 production release, you will need to purchase a new WPML account.
There’s no price increase for existing clients, including your yearly renewals. Make sure that your account doesn’t expire so that you don’t lose the old pricing. If you don't see a reminder to set up auto-renewals in your account, it means you're already set up!
Nothing changes for lifetime accounts.
Here’s a reminder of what the price increase means for you.
Help Us Test the WPML 4.5 Beta 2
Please help us test this beta on fresh development sites (we never recommend running a beta version on a production site).
To download this beta, go to your Downloads page and switch to the Beta channel. You only need to download the WPML core plugin because you’ll be prompted to install String Translation as part of the setup wizard.
If your site uses WooCommerce, please be sure to update your WooCommerce Multilingual plugin to version 4.11.6 or later. See more on how to check for WPML updates.
How to Get 30,000 Free Automatic Translation Credits for Testing
To get 30,000 free automatic translation credits for testing, be sure to click Get a key for this site on the Register WPML step of the setup wizard. This passes an extra parameter to tell WPML you’re testing the WPML 4.5 Beta.
What do you think?
Leave your feedback in the comments below and let us know how it works on your test sites!