Lionbridge

was founded in 1996, USA. With 46 offices in 26 countries, our highly-tested linguistic assets provide quality translations in more than 250 language pairings to enterprises from a wide variety of industries including legal, technical and life sciences.

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Getting started with Lionbridge

To send the content for translation to Lionbridge, 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 Lionbridge
  • 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.

Lionbridge 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 Lionbridge

To connect WPML to Lionbridge, all you need is your  service ID, access key ID, access key, and endpoint.

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

Selecting translation method

Find Lionbridge on the list of translation services and click Activate.

In the next screen, select whether you already have a Lionbridge account or need to register.

If you have an account, click Yes, I already have an account and enter your API Keys (service ID, access key ID, access key, and endpoint) 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 Keys by completing Lionbridge’s registration form.

After registration, sign in to your Lionbridge account and find your API Keys on your profile page.

API Information on your profile page on Lionbridge
API Information on your profile page on Lionbridge

Although the PO Number is not required, it will allow automatic authorization of a quote.

Once you have your service ID, access key ID, access key, and endpoint, go to the Translation Services tab on the WPML -> Translation Management page. There, enter your API Keys to authenticate Lionbridge.

Congratulations! Your Lionbridge 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

If you provided a PO Number during authorization, WPML will try to authorize the quote automatically. To ensure that everything went well, go to the Translation Jobs tab at the top of the page and click on the Batch name. You will be redirected to the project page on the Lionbridge website.

Receiving completed translations

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

Checking status and getting translations

Canceling translation jobs

If for any reason, you want to cancel the translation of the pages sent from WPML to Lionbridge, 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 in Lionbridge’s panel. The last moment you can do this is before accepting the quote.

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.