To compete in today’s noisy and crowded international markets, you need to change the way you communicate with the world. Lionbridge will help transform your websites into powerful tools that deliver personalized brand experiences to your global customers.
As the world’s largest localization company, they provide the language, cultural, and global marketing expertise you need to engage international consumers with the greatest impact. From strategic planning to translation and multisite go-live, you can count on their website localization experts to help you deliver high-value, locally relevant content to customers and prospects on a global scale.
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Getting Started with Lionbridge
To start translating your website using Lionbridge onDemand, you need to download and install the following plugins from wpml.org:
- 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.
If you do not yet have an account on the wpml.org site, create a new one simply by choosing between WPML Multilingual CMS or Multilingual CMS Lifetime plans.
Table of Contents
- Connecting your site to Lionbridge
- Sending content for translation
- Receiving completed translations
- Canceling translation jobs
Connecting your site to Lionbridge
Once all required plugins are installed, you need to provide some information that will allow you to connect with WPML and Lionbridge. That information is service ID, access key ID, access key, and endpoint.
The last field, PO Number, is not required, although it will allow automatic authorization of the quote.
If you cannot find those data on your Lionbridge profile, please contact Lionbridge support. If you are not an existing Lionbridge customer, you can sign up for a free account at https://ondemand.lionbridge.com/accounts/register/.
Activating and authenticating Lionbridge
As soon as you have all necessary data, login to your WordPress dashboard and open WPML -> Translation Management. After that, switch to the Translation Services tab.
Scroll down to the Available Translation Services section, and click Activate on the right side of the Lionbridge description.
Wait for the page to reload. After that, you will see Lionbridge at the top of the page. Please click the Authenticate button.
A popup will appear. Fill the necessary fields with values from the Lionbridge site. When you have finished, click the Submit button.
Congratulations! Your WordPress is connected with Lionbridge, and you are ready to start translating your website.
Sending content for translation
To start the translation process, go to WPML -> Translation Management and select the posts or pages that you want to translate by checking the corresponding checkboxes from the first column.
After that, scroll down to the Translation options section and select the languages for translation. For the next step, click the Add selected content to translation basket button.
When the page reloads, you will see a new tab at the top of the page called Translation Basket. On this tab, a list of all the items (posts, pages, and strings) and languages you have added to the basket will appear.
Here, you can verify the content you wish to translate, remove posts and pages mistakenly added, 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 everything to Lionbridge.
When this is done, you will see a short confirmation message at the bottom of the page.
Because the content was delivered to Lionbridge, you need to accept the quote. If you provided a PO Number during authorization, WPML will try to authorize the quote automatically. To ensure that everything went well, follow the Translation Jobs tab link from the confirmation message, or click on the Translation Jobs tab at the top of the page. When you click on Batch name, you will be redirected to the project page on the Lionbridge website.
Here, you can check the quote status and accept it if it has Pending Authorization status.
Receiving completed translations
When the project status in Lionbridge is Complete, the translations are ready to be delivered to your website.
Checking for completed translations
To check for completed translations, visit Translation Jobs inside WordPress admin -> WPML -> Translation Management.
Locate the batch you want to download, and click the Synchronize status button.
Having your completed translations delivered to your site
Depending on your configuration, translations will be delivered automatically, or they can be manually fetched from your WordPress admin panel.
To check the configuration settings, go to WPML -> Translations Management and switch to the Multilingual Content Setup tab. Scroll down or click on the Translation pickup mode link below the tabs, and see what option is selected.
The “Translation Service will deliver translations automatically using XML-RPC” option means that as soon as a translation is ready, it will be delivered to your website automatically.
“The site will fetch translations manually” means that completed translations can be downloaded from the Translations Dashboard (WPML->Translation Management) using the Check status and get translations button at the top of the page.
Canceling translation jobs
A started project cannot be canceled. The last moment you can do this is when accepting the quote. You can simply reject it by clicking the Delete button on the Lionbridge site. Please note that if you are using a PO Number, the quote might be accepted automatically, and you will not be able to reject it.
When a quote is rejected, you can synchronize what appears under WPML’s Translation Jobs tab by clicking on the Synchronize status button.
Depending on your Translation pickup mode configuration, the status will be synchronized either automatically or manually after you have checked for completed translations using the Check status and get translations button from the Translation Dashboard tab.
Therefore, if you have the “Translation Service will deliver translations automatically using XML-RPC” option selected, there is no need for you to do anything more at this point except wait for delivery.
As a result, WPML should remove all jobs belonging to canceled batches from the Translation Jobs tab.
Please remember that you cannot manually delete jobs from the Translation Jobs tab on your website. You must first reject a quote in Lionbridge and then synchronize the batch status in WPML.