Amesto Translations is a well-established translation provider with over 35 years of experience. We translate to and from more than 200 languages on a regular basis. Our services are used by companies all around the world. Using our services to facilitate your global expansion entails the guaranteed delivery of high-quality translations, enabling you to better communicate your brand.

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Getting Started with Amesto

To send files for translation to Amesto, you first have to log in to your account, and download and install the following plugins on your website:

  • WPML Multilingual CMS: the core plugin.
  • WPML Translation Management: this plugin will allow you to connect to Amesto.
  • WPML String Translation: this plugin will enable you to translate interface strings.

If you do not have a account yet, you can create a new one by simply choosing between our WPML Multilingual CMS or Multilingual CMS Lifetime plans.

As soon as you get access to your  account, refer to our detailed step-by-step guide on how to download and install WPML. Please remember to register your site to receive automatic updates and gain access to Amesto services.

If you need any help with the WPML plugin configuration, you can go through our getting started guide or simply ask a question on our support forum.

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Connecting your website to Amesto

Once all the required plugins have been installed and activated, all you need at hand for connecting WPML to the translation service is your Amesto Username, Password, and Customer ID, which you will be able to get from one of the sales representatives below:

Europe / Asia / America:
Alexander Eriksson
Phone:  +46 768 81 95 59

Nordic region:
Sweden –  Alexander Eriksson
Phone:  +46 768 81 95 59

Norway – Roy Arve Garvik
Phone: +47 928 21 871

Denmark – Esben Jorgensen
Phone: +45 51 23 44 21

Retrieving your Amesto credentials

Once you have been in contact with one of our representative (see contact information above), a member of the Amesto team will contact you to discuss translation terms such as available languages, deadlines, and quotes. Once you reach a business agreement with Amesto, a Username, Password, and Customer ID will be sent to your email.

You will need these credentials to be able to connect with WPML.

Activating and authenticating Amesto

Login to your WordPress website, visit the WPML->Translation Management admin page, and click on the Translation Services tab.


Translation Services Tab
Translation Services Tab


Locate the Amesto service from the list and click the Activate button next to it.


Activating Amesto
Activating Amesto


Once the service is activated, click the Authenticate button. This is where you will need the API Token obtained in the previous step.


Authenticating Amesto
Authenticating Amesto


A popup window will appear in which you can enter your Amesto credentials. After entering your credentials, click the Submit button.


Amesto authentication dialog window
Amesto authentication dialog window


After a few seconds, Amesto will display at the top as the authorized service.


Amesto is authorized
Amesto is authorized


Congratulations! Your Amesto account is now connected to your WordPress account.

Now, you are ready to send content for translation.

Sending content for translation

To send content for translation, go to the Translation Management  module  (WPML->Translation Management).


Translation Management


Select the pages (content) you want to have translated by clicking the checkboxes in the first column. Next, select the target languages by checking the boxes, and click the Add selected content to translation basket button.


Selecting items to send for translation
Selecting items to send for translation


Go to Translation Management and click on the blinking tab at the top of the page, called Translation Basket. By clicking this tab, you will find a list of all the pages (jobs) that you added to the basket, as well as the languages that these items are to be translated into.

Here, you can verify the content you wish to translate, remove pages you added incorrectly, and change the Batch name. The Batch name will be visible on the Translation Jobs tab and will help you find projects. When you are ready, simply click the Send all items for translation button to send all selected items to Amesto.


Sending items for translation
Sending items for translation


When the translation basket’s contents have been successfully sent to Amesto, you will see a confirmation message, as shown in the following figure.


Basket contents successfully submitted to Amesto


Click on the Translation Jobs link that you are provided in the confirmation message, or click on the Translation Jobs tab at the top of the screen. From the next administration screen, you can click on the Batch Name to be redirected to Amesto’s Customer Portal.


Translation Jobs in progress after having been sent for translation


Receiving a quotation and authorizing your translation

Click on the batch name to be redirected to Amesto’s Customer Portal, where you will see a summary of your project (pages sent and a quote) and the languages you selected in WPML.


Amesto Customer Portal


Receiving completed translations

As soon as a translation job is ready in Amesto it is also ready to be delivered to your website.

Having your completed translations delivered to your site

Depending on your configuration, translations will be delivered automatically or can be manually fetched from your WordPress admin panel.

To check your configuration settings, open WPML->Translation Management and click on the Multilingual Content Setup tab. Find the Translation Pickup mode section and check the selected option.

Selecting translation delivery method


The Translation Service will deliver translations automatically using XML-RPC option implies that a translation will be delivered to your website automatically as soon as it is ready.


Completed translations


The site will fetch translations manually option implies that completed translations can be downloaded from the Translations Dashboard (WPML->Translation Management) using the Check status and get translations at the top of the page.


Fetching completed translations in manual mode


Canceling translation jobs

Although you cannot cancel individual translations from WPML, you can delete an individual job or an entire project from Amesto by contacting your Amesto Project Manager.

NOTICE: Be aware that cancellation requests for previously submitted work should be sent as soon as possible since Amesto cannot cancel translation work that has already been completed.

Having your canceled translations returned to your site

Depending on your Translation pickup mode configuration, when the project is canceled, information will be returned to your site automatically or after you have manually checked for canceled translations by clicking the Check status and get translations button in the Translation Management Dashboard.

Thus, if you select the Translation Service will deliver translations automatically using XML-RPC option, all you need to do is wait for its delivery.

If you select The site will fetch translations manually option, you will need to click on the Check status and get translations button.


Manually checking for cancelled translations
Receiving cancelled translations back


When a project is canceled, it’s removed from the Translation Jobs tab in WPML.



Translations are ready but haven’t been delivered to my site. What should I do?

Go to the Translation Jobs tab and click the ‘Synchronize status’ button next to the batch you want to fetch. This will trigger a synchronization with Amesto servers and all translation jobs belonging to that batch will be downloaded to your site in a few minutes.


Synchronizing status


You might also have to click the Check status and get translations button at the top of the Translation Dashboard page if XML-RPC is not available for your site.