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Crowdin is a localization management software that will help you localize all your content, including website, mobile apps, games, desktop and web apps, help center, blogs, emails, and other content. Over 70+ apps and integrations are offered.

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Getting started with Crowdin

To send the content for translation to Crowdin, 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 Crowdin.
  • WPML String Translation – this plugin will allow you to translate interface strings

You can download them from your wpml.org account. If you do not have an account yet, you can create a new one by choosing WPML Multilingual CMS or Multilingual Agency plans.

Crowdin 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.

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

Connecting your website to Crowdin

To connect WPML to Crowdin, all you need is the Token.

Go to WPML -> Translation Management to select your translation method. Click the button Yes, show me the available translation services.

Selecting translation method

Scroll down to the Translation Management Systems section, find Crowdin and click Activate.

In the next screen, select whether you already have a Crowdin 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 and token

If you clicked No, I don’t have an account, you can register and create an account by visiting Crowdin’s sign up page

To create a token for your crowdin.com project, follow these steps:

Open your account > Marketplace –> WPML –> Install. When installing the app, you can configure the projects and people who will set it in Crowdin. Once the app is installed, open the Crowdin project you’re connecting and click New Token -> enter the name -> copy the token.

To create a token for your Crowdin Enterprise project, follow these steps:

Go to Marketplace –> Install WPML plugin -> open the project you want to integrate -> create a token.

Once you have your Token, go to the Translation Services tab on the WPML -> Translation Management page.

There, enter your Token to authenticate Crowdin.

Great, now you’ll be able to send content to Crowdin, receive translation status updates in WPML, and download completed translations

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, complete your order directly in Crowdin.

Receiving completed translations

As soon as a translation job is finished by Crowdin, 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.

Select translation delivery method
Checking translation delivery method

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 Crowdin, 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 Crowdin. To do this, please contact Crowdin 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.


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