AST Language Services
AST is a specialist provider of quality-certified and innovative website translation and software localisation services to fintech developers, e-retailers, food & drink brands, engineering companies, and marketing agencies in the UK and worldwide
Getting started with AST Language Services
To send the content for translation to AST, please ensure that you have the following plugins installed on your website:
- WPML Multilingual CMS – the core plugin
- WPML Translation Management – this plugin will allow you to connect to AST.
- WPML String Translation – this plugin will allow you to translate interface strings
AST will be available on the Translation Services tab found on the WPML -> Translation Management page. This page is available only after registering WPML. The entire process takes a few minutes.
To connect WPML to AST, all you need is the API Token.
Go to WPML -> Translation Management to select your translation method. Click the button Yes, show me the available translation services.
Find AST on the list of translation services and click Activate.
In the next screen, select whether you already have a AST account or need to register.
If you have an account, click Yes, I already have an account and enter your token on the following screen.
Requesting an account
If you clicked No, I don’t have an account, you can request an account and your API Token by visiting AST’s contact page.
Once you have your API Token, go to the Translation Services tab on the WPML -> Translation Management page. There, enter your API Token to authenticate AST.
Congratulations! Your AST account is now connected to your WordPress website.
Sending content for translation
Now, you are ready to send content for translation. For detailed steps, please visit our dedicated documentation page.
Receiving a quotation and authorizing your translation
Once your translation basket has been transmitted, AST will be notified immediately and will proceed to carry out detailed analysis and quoting of the batch.
AST will email you a detailed quote for the batch, with terms and conditions of business and simple instructions on how to authorize the translation.
Receiving completed translations
As soon as a translation job is finished by AST, it will be ready to be delivered to your website.
Depending on your configuration, translations will be delivered automatically or can be manually fetched from your WordPress admin panel.
To check your configuration, go to WPML -> Settings, locate the Translation Pickup mode section and verify the selected option.
When automatic delivery is selected, translations will be delivered to your website automatically as soon they are complete. At any time, you can check the status of translation jobs.
If you choose the option to fetch translation manually, you can download completed translations from the WPML -> Translation Management page. Click the Check status and get translations button at the top of the page.
Canceling translation jobs
If for any reason, you want to cancel the translation of the pages sent from WPML to AST, bear in mind that:
- You cannot manually delete or cancel jobs from the Translation Jobs tab on your website.
- The project can be canceled only by AST. To do this, please contact AST directly.
Depending on your Translation Pickup mode configuration, the cancellation request can be sent to your website automatically through XML-RPC. Otherwise, you must click the Check status and get translations button on the Translation Dashboard tab to refresh the status and see the changes.
As a result, WPML will remove all canceled jobs from the Translation Jobs tab.