Smartcat is an all-in-one platform connecting business and translators into a streamlined content delivery loop. It's simply called Connected Translation and brings all the components to your fingertips: Connectivity, Management, Scalability, Continuous Delivery and Payments.
Smartcat is an all-in-one platform connecting businesses and translators into a streamlined content delivery loop. It’s simply called Connected Translation and brings all the components to your fingertips: Connectivity, Management, Scalability, Continuous Delivery, and Payments.
Getting started with Smartcat and WPML
To send content for translation to Smartcat, install the following plugins on your website:
- WPML Multilingual CMS – the core plugin
- WPML String Translation – this plugin will allow you to translate interface strings
Working with Smartcat via WPML
Here are the basic steps of working with WPML and Smartcat. For a full walkthrough, check out our page about using WPML with a translation service.
Connecting Your Website to Smartcat
First, you need to connect WPML with Smartcat. Part of this very simple process is to request your Smartcat Server URL, API Key, and Account ID.
To get your Server URL, API Key, and Account ID, simply create a Smartcat account by visiting the Smartcat website and clicking the Create Account button at the right upper corner of the screen.
Once your account is created, go to the Settings → API.
Generate an API Key (you can create multiple keys) and use it (as a password) with your Account ID (as a user name) to access the API.
The Server URL will usually end in API/integration. To learn more about Smartcat API, visit Smartcat Help Center.
Sending content for translation
Once your site is connected to Smartcat, you can start sending your content for translation.
Receive a quotation from Smartcat
When the translation basket’s contents have been successfully sent to Smartcat, you will see a confirmation message and a link to the Smartcat dashboard.
Complete the setup of your project directly in Smartcat.
Receiving completed translations
Once done, your site is ready to receive completed translations.
Canceling translation jobs
If for any reason, you want to cancel the translation of the pages sent from WPML to Smartcat, 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 Smartcat. To do this, log in to your Smartcant account and cancel the project.
Read more about canceling translation jobs sent to a professional service.
Translating the Rest of Your Site
Once you’re done translating the content of your page, there could be untranslated texts in menus, sidebars, and similar places. No problem, you can use Smartcat to translate the rest of your site.