Mars Translation is an international translations service with seven offices around the world. It has more than 5,000 translators who can work in more than 120 languages. It has worked with large companies across the industries over the course of the last two decades.
Getting started with Mars Translation
To send the content for translation to Mars Translation, 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 Mars Translation
- WPML String Translation – this plugin will allow you to translate interface strings
Mars Translation 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.
Connecting your website to Mars Translation
To connect WPML to Mars Translation, all you need is the API Credentials.
Go to WPML -> Translation Management to select your translation method. Click the button Yes, show me the available translation services.
Find Mars Translation on the list of translation services and click Activate.
In the next screen, select whether you already have a Mars Translation 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
After signing in, click ‘My Profile’ on the drop-down menu at the top left. In the Dashboard, go to the ‘Account Settings’ section where you will be able to see your API Credentials.
Once you have your API Credentials, go to the Translation Services tab on the WPML -> Translation Management page. There, enter your API Credentials to authenticate Mars Translation.
Congratulations! Your Mars Translation 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
After your translation basket has been transmitted, click on the batch name to be redirected to Mars Translation’s login page.
Once logged in, you will see the translation jobs you just sent from WPML. Click the View details button to complete the configuration of your project.
Receiving completed translations
As soon as a translation job is finished by Mars Translation, 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 Mars Translation, bear in mind that:
- You cannot manually delete or cancel jobs from the Translation Jobs tab on your website.
- Although you cannot cancel individual translations from WPML, you can delete individual jobs from Mars Translation’s portal by going to View details>Cancel task.
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.