SDL Language Cloud TMS
The SDL Language Cloud TMS connector for WPML provides a seamless link between WPML and SDL Language Cloud TMS, allowing fast and easy management of multilingual web content and translation projects from within WordPress.
Getting started with SDL Language Cloud TMS
To send the content for translation to SDL Language Cloud, 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 SDL Language Cloud.
- WPML String Translation – this plugin will allow you to translate interface strings
SDL Language Cloud 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 SDL Language Cloud
To connect WPML to SDL Language Cloud, all you need is the username, password, client ID and client secret.
NOTE: If you are an existing SDL customer, but new to WPML, please refer to the previous version of this documentation.
Go to WPML -> Translation Management to select your translation method. Click the button Yes, show me the available translation services.
Scroll down to the Translation Management Systems section, find SDL Language Cloud and click Activate.
In the next screen, select whether you already have a SDL Language Cloud account or need to register.
If you have an account, click Yes, I already have an account and enter your username, password, client ID and client secret on the following screen.
Requesting an account
If you clicked No, I don’t have an account, you can register to SDL and create an account by visiting SDL Language Cloud’s registration page.
Once you have your API credentials, go to the Translation Services tab on the WPML -> Translation Management page. There, enter your API Credentials (username, password, client ID and client secret) to authenticate SDL Language Cloud.
Congratulations! Your SDL Language Cloud 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, SDL Language Cloud will be notified immediately and will proceed to carry out detailed analysis and quoting of the batch.
SDL Language Cloud 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 SDL Language Cloud, 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 SDL Language Cloud, 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 SDL Language Cloud. To do this, please contact SDL Language Cloud 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.